Hi alloneone, in my interest with your dilemma I searched the net and found that you are not alone suffering your same dilemma with Microsoft Edge favorites being lost or missing in the file directory folder <Although I still have my favorites in the browser, the favorites folder is empty! > As I combed the net, repeatedly It appeared that the bulk of this problem is taking place after MS updates and with what I have read, MS has not found a fix. Here is the file directory where MS Edge favorites are located <where my folder is empty> I sure hope that yours are there.
Addressing your request to backup your MS Edge favorites, I found that this 3rd party application was suggested multiple times.: Manage Edge Favorites:
<I have not had the time to install this application to test it out, obviously you can make your own decision to proceed with this application.>
This "mystery" of favorites being lost, or the favorites folder being empty has piqued my interest. <and I want to know why my folder is empty too!> Somehow we'll figure it out, or so I hope.
<Note: if you do find your favorites in the file directory favorites folder, the process to recover them would be next. I came upon a few recommended ways to do this, however I was focusing on how to find the path for favorites and did not keep notes for that process.>
Self Edit to add: I contacted Microsoft directly, the technician I spoke with did not know how to solve the problem and the option suggested to upgrade Win. 10 is not for me. Here is the link to Microsoft support: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/ Follow the prompts and click no at every chance, you will eventually find the option to talk to a person, at that point you can provide your phone number and you'll get a phone call from support. Hopefully you'll get further than I did! Good luck.
Edited by softeyes, 31 October 2017 - 05:35 PM.