You can share your favorites & reading lists across Windows 10 devices using Edge sync. See this fix, if Microsoft Edge not syncing in Windows 10.

With Microsoft Edge, you can sync your favorites and reading lists across Windows devices using same Microsoft account. Thus to enable synchronization in Microsoft Edge, firstly you need to switch to Microsoft account from your local account. Now when you sign-in with same Microsoft account on other Windows 10 devices, Edge will automatically sync your data. However, recently we found that we were not able to configure syncing settings in Microsoft Edge.

In this case, when we look for syncing settings in Edge, the Sync option is not configurable:

FIX Microsoft Edge Not Syncing In Windows 10

The above screenshot clearly shows that to enable this Sync option, we need to configure the Sync settings in the Settings app. However, we rechecked the Sync settings in Settings app and it was enabled. So in this case, we’re left with greyed out Sync option in Microsoft Edge.

If you’re also victim of this issue, in this article we’ll try to fix it with a simple registry manipulation mentioned below:

FIX: Microsoft Edge Not Syncing In Windows 10

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:


FIX Microsoft Edge Not Syncing In Windows 10

3. In the right pane of SettingSync registry key, look for registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) named SyncPolicy. Since you’re facing this issue, its Data must be set to 0. Double click on the DWORD to modify its Value data:

FIX Microsoft Edge Not Syncing In Windows 10

4. Finally, set the Value data and 1 and click OK. Close Registry Editor and reboot the machine. After restarting your system, you should be able to sync with Microsoft Edge. If the issue still persists, consider resetting Microsoft Edge using this guide.

FIX Microsoft Edge Not Syncing In Windows 10

Hope this helps!


  • any way to stop/hide windows updates permanently on windows 10?
    Microsoft show and hide tool I am aware about it though? Any other fix would be highly appreciated.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Irrelevant to the topic. Anyways, refer:

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