Edge browser freezes when u have too many favorites in a bookmark folder in creators update

Not reproducible Issue #11542630


Anthony S.
Apr 6, 2017
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Edge freezes when i have over a 200 bookmarks in a favorite folder


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We need a few more details to reproduce this problem in Edge. Please update this case when you can run dxdiag (Windows key + r and type dxdiag, enter, then click Save all Information) and attach the txt file.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Not reproducible”

    • This issue is happening with me as well. Whenever I try to open a favorites folder that is a large number of bookmarks in it, Edge freezes completely. Repeatedly clicking on different favorite folders and page tabs after the freeze occurs, causes Edge to close/crash.

    • Me too. When i try to open the folder (inner more than 200 bookmark) completely freeze.

    • I am also seeing this problem. Happened after the Creator’s Update last week. Clicking on my folder in the favorites bar that holds the several hundred links gathered over the last few years, Edge freezes for about twenty seconds, flashes the favorites, but does not open the drop down for them. Afterwards, that particular instance of Edge will function normally. But if I open another instance, the freeze happens in that instance the first time I try the same folder of favorites. Clearly some kind of initialization process for the favorites being displayed is monopolizing the processing.

    • The freezing has nothing to do with how many favorites you have bookmarked. I have several hundred, maybe even 1,000 and it worked fine for a long time, that is until Windows 10 did an update one day that that’s when the problem started. Every time Windows updates I cringe because no matter what they fix, they screw something else up. Worst Windows EVER. ME was better than 10 and that sucked. That’s why it was nicknamed ceMEnt.

    • I have folders on my favorites ‘bar’ and selecting a folder causes edge to freeze. Trying my best to not go to another browser but Edge dev team is behind. tom

    • Whenever I try to save a bookmark or click on the Hub button, Edge hangs. I am able to close Edge and when I re-start it, everything is where I left off. The bookmark ends up being saved somewhere. Thoughts.

    • OBTW, how do I attach something?

    • Edge still freezing when trying to open folder of favorites with several links. Chrome looking better daily.

    • Yeah, I confirm this is still happening in the most recent update.

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