Import your favorites in Microsoft Edge

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Use these tips about favorites to get up and running with Microsoft Edge .

Show the favorites bar

Select Settings and more  > Settings  > and then turn on Show the favorites bar. To open all the favorites bar sites with one click, select Favorites , press and hold (or right-click) Favorites bar, and then select Open all.

Import your favorites

Import from a browser

Here's how to import favorites from Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox into Microsoft Edge.

  1. In Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more  > Settings  > Import or Export.

  2. Under Import your info, select a browser, and then select Import. Only browsers installed on your PC will appear. 

Import from a file

First, get the file you want on to your Windows 10 PC. You could email it to yourself or save it on a USB and insert it into your PC.

In Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more  > Settings  > Import or Export > Import from file, choose the file from your PC and you're done.

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.

 

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