As i stated in my last post, i wanted to zoom in on Microsoft Edge and for example where it stores its settings etc.
We already know that Microsoft Edge is a Modern App and like all other Modern Apps, the application directory of Microsoft Edge is c:\windows\SystemApps:
In this directory there are all kinds of interesting things but i won’t focus on this directory because as a normal user you can’t do anything with this directory.
During the logon the Modern Apps will be installed for your user and information from the c:\windows\SystemApps directory will be used to make the Modern App useable for you.
After the user has logged in we will find Microsoft Edge in the local user profile C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\
The most interesting directory here is the AC directory.
As you can see there is a INetCookies directory here but this directory doesn’t contain the actual cookies because they can be found in the: #!001\MicrosoftEdge\Cookies and #!002\MicrosoftEdge\Cookies directories.
That is really weird because there are cookie directory’s all over the place
But what are a bunch of files in the filesystem without the related registry locations.
Microsoft Edge creates the following location in the registry to store its settings:
A similar structure with the #!001 and #!002 directorys from the local appdata folder can be found in the registry to.
But the actual settings from the Microsoft Edge UI can be found in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge registry location.
There are a lot of interesting settings here which you can copy over and back from session to session to retain certain Microsoft Edge settings.
For the cookies part there is a problem because they are saved to a database and the ingredients needed to get it to work with a Roaming Userprofile like we did before with Internet Explorer 11 doesn’t work for Microsoft Edge. I hope Microsoft will enable it again like they did for Internet Explorer 11 for environments with Roaming Userprofiles.