It’s a good idea to backup or export Microsoft Edge browser favorites before your Reset your Edge browser, reset your Windows 10 install or reinstall your Windows 10 OS to address some annoying issues.
Up until now, Microsoft Edge lacked an option to backup or export all favorites to a file. We had to use a third-party tool called EdgeManage to export Edge favorites. Early adopters of Edge browsers had been requesting Microsoft to offer an option to export favorites to a file like Google Chrome and Firefox.
Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft Edge browser supports exporting all favorites to an HTML file, making it easier for Windows 10 users to backup Edge favorites to a file.
This feature can also be used to export Edge favorites to other third-party browsers like Firefox and Chrome although both these browsers have a built-in option to import favorites from Edge browser. With an option to export favorites to a file, Edge browser now can easily import and export favorites.
Export or backup Microsoft Edge favorites
Exporting Edge browser favorites to a file is fairly easy and can be done under a minute. Complete the given below directions to backup or export Edge favorites to an HTML file in Windows 10.
Step 1: Open Edge browser. Click the Hub icon (see picture below) and then click Settings to open Settings pane.
Step 2: Under Import favorites and other info section, there is a button called Import from another browser. Click that Import from another browser button.
Step 3: Now, under Import or export a file section, click the Export to file button to open Save as dialog.
NOTE: If the Export to a file button is missing, it’s because you have not installed Windows 10 Creators Update.
Step 4: Enter a name for the HTML file containing favorites and select a location to save the file before clicking the Save button. By default, the Edge browser saves the HTML file with Microsoft_Edge_Favortes_date name in the Documents folder.
We now expect Microsoft to add an option to export passwords saved in Edge browser.
You might also like to know how to import bookmarks from Firefox/Chrome to Edge browser.