Import browser data from Safari to Microsoft Edge in macOS Mojave

Note: This article is for the new Microsoft Edge . Get help for the legacy version of Microsoft Edge.

 

To import browser data—such as favorites, history, and bookmarks—from Safari to the new Microsoft Edge  in macOS Mojave, new security features in the macOS require you to first give Microsoft Edge full disk access permission. 

Step 1: Give Microsoft Edge full disk access

  1. Open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access.

  2. At the bottom of the Privacy page, select Click the lock to make changes.

  3. Type your computer username and password.

  4. Select Unlock.

  5. After authentication, the lock icon will become unlocked.

  6. Select plus (+), then Applications > Microsoft Edge > Open.

  7. You should now see Microsoft Edge in the list of applications that have full disk access.

Step 2: Import Safari data

  1. In Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more    > Favorites  .

  2. Select Import to open Import browser data.

  3. Under Import from, select Safari.

  4. Choose the items you want to import and then select Import.

Step 3: Remove Microsoft Edge from full disk access

Once you’re done, we suggest you remove Microsoft Edge from the list of apps with full disk access. It’s a good security practice to give this privilege to apps sparingly and on an as-needed basis.

  1. Open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access.

  2. At the bottom of the Privacy page, select Click the lock to make changes.

  3. Type your computer username and password.

  4. Select Unlock.

  5. After authentication, the lock icon will become unlocked.

  6. Clear the check box next to Microsoft Edge.

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