How to get Edge to forget accounts (Sign in to Sync Data)

Peter Sowersby 6 Reputation points
2022-08-15T08:20:26.16+00:00

Hi all, I can see from some previous tickets that I think other people have had the same issue, though can't seem to find an actual fix for the problem.

I have recently gone through the process of setting up a large amount of browser profiles (logging in to each and importing a bookmark profile). I have removed the profiles, however edge seems to retain some of the information.

If I now go to create a new profile and go to the 'Sign in to sync data' option, I have a list of every user that I previously created a profile for, some 100 users or so. I can't for the life of me find out where this data is held and how to get rid of it. I have removed all but my own account from the windows interface (access work & school) which had a couple of extra accounts there. And tried removing my own profile from edge, along with scrolling through every option menu I can locate, but nothing seems to have made a difference.

Surely there must be a way to fix this, that doesn't involve creating an entirely new local profile?

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  1. ShiJieLi-MSFT 7,231 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-08-16T05:58:58.9+00:00

    Hi PeterSowersby-3494,

    Your accounts are retained at Email & accounts. You can remove those obsolete accounts which you don't need to show up when you sign in to sync data.
    To find this setting, please go to Windows Settings --> Accounts --> Email & accounts --> Remove
    If it does not work for you, please let me know.

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  2. David Jessop 0 Reputation points
    2023-09-11T19:17:11.6933333+00:00

    I don't get an option to remove, only manage. Like Kevin, I also want to remove the option to choose to sign back into the account.

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