Microsoft will officially replace “Project Spartan” with Microsoft Edge in the next upcoming Windows 10 build. The next build will be first available to Windows Insiders who are in the Fast ring. When Microsoft announced the successor of Internet Explorer, they officially titled the new web browser as Project Spartan. As the release date of Windows 10 is nearing, the software giant has finally decided to officially give Spartan web browser the new name Microsoft Edge.

Project Spartan is officially Microsoft Edge

How to save your browsing data when upgrading from Project Spartan to Microsoft Edge?

If you are a Windows Insider and belong to the Fast ring, before you update to the latest build please follow the official instructions to save your browsing data.

Gabe Aul in the official blog explained how you can protect your browsing data. Explaining why it is necessary, he said, “one result of this naming means that the Microsoft Edge app has a new app ID. This will cause any favorites, cookies, history and Reading list items that you had saved in the Project Spartan app to be lost after upgrading from a previous Windows 10 Insider Preview build. If you want to keep these, you will need to back up your favorites before the next flight!”

According to the official instructions, please follow the steps below before upgrading to the next build:

First, you need to copy your favorites from

%localappdata%/Packages/Microsoft.Windows.Spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy/AC/Spartan/User/Default/Favorites

Now, you need to save them to the new location and your data will be safe.
%userprofile%/Favorites

Now, when you update to the next build of Windows 10 Preview, open Microsoft Edge. Choose Settings, and you’ll see an option to import favorites from another browser.

Choose Internet Explorer and import the favorites which you saved in your %userprofile%/Favorites directory into Microsoft Edge.

No official date is yet available about the release of the next preview build of the operating system. So, you should take the backup as soon as possible. By the way, the final version of Windows 10 is set to release on July 29, 2015.

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