Import your favorites in Microsoft Edge

Applies to: Microsoft EdgeWindows 10Windows 10 S

 


Use these tips about favorites to get up and running with

new Microsoft Edge 

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Import favorites on Windows 10 or Mac

Import from a browser

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and select Settings and more    > Favorites  .
  2. Select Import.

  3. In the Import from box, select the browser you want to import your favorites from.

  4. Under Choose what to import, select Favorites or bookmarks (you can also select other items).

  5. Select Import.

  6. When the import is complete, you'll see a notification. Select Done.

Import from a file

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and select Settings and more    > Favorites  .
  2. Select Import.

  3. In the Import from box, select Favorites or bookmarks HTML file.

  4. Select Choose file and find the HTML file you created when you exported favorites from another browser.

  5. Select the file you want to use and select Open.
  6. When the import is complete, you'll see a notification. Select Done.
  7. Find your imported favorites in a folder on the Favorites bar. The folder may be called Imported.

Import favorites on Windows 10 S

From Internet Explorer 11

  1. On your Windows 10 S PC, open Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more  > Settings > Import from another browser.
  2. Choose Internet Explorer and then select Import.

Keep your favorites here or drag them to wherever you want. Show off your organization skills by creating, deleting, or renaming your favorites folders. To arrange favorites alphabetically, press and hold (or right-click) any item in the list.

From Google Chrome

We’ve made sure you can get your favorites, saved passwords and other info from Chrome. If you haven’t signed into Chrome using your Google Account, you’ll need to export them from Chrome on a PC or Mac. Here’s how:

  1. In Chrome, select the button you normally use to get to your bookmarks or settings—Customize and control Google Chrome.
  2. Select Bookmarks > Bookmarks manager.
  3. Select Organize (three vertical dots on the blue banner) > Export Bookmarks and save the file to a common file location like Desktop.
  4. Transfer the file to your Windows 10 S PC. You could email it to yourself, save it on a USB drive or upload it to your OneDrive. The file should be called something like bookmarks_x_xx_xx.html (the x represents today’s date)
  5. Now, on your Windows 10 S PC, open Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more  > Settings > Import from another browser > Import from file and select the file you transferred to this PC.
  6. If everything worked, you should see "All done!" in Microsoft Edge.
  7. Select View imported favorites - your favorites should be in a folder called Imported from Bookmarks.

Keep your favorites here or drag them to wherever you want. Show off your organization skills by creating, deleting, or renaming your favorites folders. To arrange favorites alphabetically, press and hold (or right-click) any item in the list.

If you’ve signed into Chrome using your Google Account and synced your bookmarks, follow these steps:

  1. On your Windows 10 S PC, go to https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout.
  2. To import only your Chrome bookmarks, select Select None and then turn on Chrome.
  3. Expand Chrome and choose Select Chrome data.
  4. Select CHROME DATA, deselect everything except Bookmarks, and then select OK.
  5. Scroll down to the bottom, select NEXT and then CREATE ARCHIVE.
  6. When the archive is created (you might need to wait a bit) select DOWNLOAD.
  7. Select Open from the download notification in the browser, then choose Extract > Extract all.
  8. Select Browse to choose a common file location like Desktop, select Select Folder > Extract.
  9. Switch back to Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more  > Settings > Import from another browser.
  10. Under Import or export a file, select Import from file.
  11. Find the Takeout folder you saved in previously, select Chrome and then Bookmarks.html.
  12. If everything worked, you should see "All done!" in Microsoft Edge
  13. Select View imported favorites—your favorites should be in a folder called Imported from Bookmarks.

Keep your favorites here or drag them to wherever you want. Show off your organization skills by creating, deleting, or renaming your favorites folders. To arrange favorites alphabetically, press and hold (or right-click) any item in the list.

From Mozilla Firefox

  1. From a PC or Mac, open Firefox and select Show your bookmarks > Show all bookmarks.
  2. Select Import and Backup > Export Bookmarks to HTML and save the file to a common file location like Desktop.
  3. Transfer the file to your Windows 10 S PC. You could email it to yourself, save it on a USB dive or upload it to your OneDrive. The file should be called something like bookmarks.html.
  4. Now, on your Windows 10 S PC, open Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more  > Settings > Import from another browser > Import from file and select the file you transferred to this PC.
  5. If everything worked, you should see "All done!" in Microsoft Edge
  6. Select View imported favorites—your favorites should be in a folder called Imported from Bookmarks.

Keep your favorites here or drag them to wherever you want.