Provision Favorites

This policy setting allows you to configure a default set of favorites, which will appear for employees. Employees cannot modify, sort, move, export or delete these provisioned favorites.

If you enable this setting, you can set favorite URL's and favorite folders to appear on top of users' favorites list (either in the Hub or Favorites Bar). The user favorites will appear after these provisioned favorites.

Don't enable both this setting and the Keep favorites in sync between Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge setting. Enabling both settings stops employees from syncing their favorites between Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

If you disable or don't configure this setting, employees will see the favorites they set in the Hub and Favorites Bar.

Supported on: Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, Version 1709 or later

Specify the URL which points to the file that has all the data for provisioning favorites (in html format). You can export a set of favorites from Microsoft Edge and use that html file for provisioning user machines. URL can be specified as 1. HTTP location: http://localhost:8080/URLs.html 2. Local network: \\network\shares\URLs.html 3. Local file: file:///c:\\Users\\\\Documents\\URLs.html or C:\\Users\\\\Documents\\URLs.html

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Favorites
Value NameConfiguredFavorites
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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