How to Restore Your Browser Data in Microsoft Edge

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This article provides a detailed guide on re-syncing browsing data on the Microsoft Edge browser, which may resolve issues with syncing a particular device. It describes a step-by-step process to access the ‘Sync’ settings on Microsoft Edge and initiate the re-syncing process, merging local browsing data with the sync data stored on Microsoft servers.

This article explains how to re-sync your browser data in the Microsoft Edge browser.

The Microsoft Edge browser is the default browser in Windows 11. However, users can switch to their preferred or favorite browser anytime. Edge is based on Chromium, similar to Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers today.

Microsoft Edge allows users to sign in with their personal or school/work accounts and sync their browsing data across all their devices. The data you synced are encrypted in transit over HTTPS when transferred between the browser and Microsoft servers.

When you’re signed in, Microsoft Edge syncs your favorites, passwords, history, extensions, settings, open tabs, autofill form entries (such as your name, address, and phone number), payment info, and other data types across the devices you use with this account.

In some cases, you may have an issue syncing a particular device. If there’s a problem syncing your browser data, re-syncing may help resolve the issues.

This is recommended if you miss sync data on some of your devices.

Re-sync Microsoft Edge data

As described above, the Microsoft Edge browser allows users to sync their browsing data across all other devices.

If you have issues syncing a device, re-syncing manually may help resolve the issues. Re-sync will delete the sync cache on this device and merge your local browsing data with your sync data stored on the Microsoft servers.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Microsoft Edge browser.

Then click on Setting and more (Alt+F) 3 horizontal dots button on the top right corner and select Settings.

micrsoft edge browser more option and settings
Microsoft Edge browser has more options and settings

On the Settings page on the left panel, click the Profiles button.

Resync browser data in Microsoft Edge
microsoft edge browser privacy search and services page

On the right, under Manage account, select the Sync tile to expand it.

Resync browser data in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge visual search hover button

Scroll down at the bottom on the Settings -> Profiles -> Sync setting page. Then click the Re-sync button under “Re-sync data to this device.

Resync browser data in Microsoft Edge

When you do that, Microsoft Edge will prompt you to confirm that you wish to re-sync your data stored on the Microsoft servers to the local device.

Confirm by clicking the ‘Resync” button.

Resync browser data in Microsoft Edge

Your local browsing data will merge with your sync data stored on the Microsoft servers. This process shouldn’t take long.

Close the Edge browser when done.

That should do it!

Reference:

Microsoft Support

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to re-sync your browsing data in the Microsoft Edge browser. Please use the comments form below if you find any errors or have something to add.

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