Copy Links from Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

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Steps

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    The first thing that we need to do is open Microsoft Edge
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    In this case, it's on the taskbar. Click it.
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    Type in the address of any website
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    For example, let's type in "VisiHow.com" and hit 'Enter'. There will be many links there.
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    Choose a link
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    Let's choose "Join Now".
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    We can copy this link by right clicking it, then selecting "Copy link"
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    Another way to do the same is to left click on the link
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    It will take us to the page.
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    Then select it from the address bar, right click there, and select "Copy"
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    Now we can either paste it to a new tab, to a text file or save it as a link file.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to copy links from Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the "Comments" section below.
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Questions and Answers

Used to drag and drop links from Chrome into Explorer. Now it doesn't seem to do that. Tutorial says save as link file?

Used to drag and drop links from Chrome into Explorer. now it doesn't seem to do that. Tutorial says save as link file. I have tried: Drag and drop, copy and paste. I think it was caused by: New browser - may have to use Chrome instead

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At the moment, Edge, unlike most browsers, does not support dragging links into its window. You will have to copy and paste the links into Edge. The tutorial also mentioned saving URLs as "link files", which means desktop shortcuts. To create a desktop URL shortcut, follow the instructions below.

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    Highlight the link in the browser by clicking onto the address bar once and pressing "Ctrl" + "C" or right-clicking a hypertext and selecting "Copy link".
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    Minimize your Windows to see your desktop, for example.
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    Right click an empty area on the desktop and select "New" and "Shortcut".
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    Paste the buffer contents into the "Type the location of the item"
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    You can paste the link by pressing "Ctrl" + "V".
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    Click "Next".
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    Name a shortcut if you want.
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    Click "Finish"
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    Your shortcut (a link file) will be created.
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Recent edits by: PeterC, Eng, Ash0hley

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