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.
Microsoft Edge browser now supports exporting all favorites to an HTML file, making it easier for PC 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 Chromium-Edge favorites
Use this method if you are running the new Chromium-based Edge browser. If using the legacy version, refer to the directions in Method 2 (scroll down the page to see the same).
Step 1: Type edge://favorites/ in the address bar and press Enter key to open favorites page.
Step 2: The page displays all favorites saved in the Edge browser. Click on the three dots (refer to the picture below) and then click the Export favorites option.
Step 3: This will open the Save As dialog. Select a location to save the HTML file containing your favorites, type a name for the file and then click on the Save button. That’s it!
Method 2 of 2
Export legacy Edge browser favorites to HTML file
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.
NOTE: If you want to export select favorites, you can select what you want.
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.
Jeanne W. says
Thank you for this. The first option worked on Edge August 2020 to export to a file and import to Chrome.
So you have to go to Import in order to Export…. ?
Richard W Stevens says
There appears to be no way to export favorites from Edge. I you were wise enough or lucky enough to keep Explorer on your computer, you can export them from there.
Avi, sorry, there is no way to export specific favorites as of now.
Is there away to export only some specific favorites?
If you don’t have the save to file button, you can copy the Favourites file. See:
Apparently this requires the Creator’s update to have been installed in order to work.
I can’t do that in my corporate environment so that’s a pain….
Tried your approach several times. It doesn’t work successfully.
I have the export to file button. I’m running Win 10 Pro Version 1709 OS Build 16299.192.
The export process the uses my Opera browser for the html file.
Open the Opera browser and the message displayed is Your File Is not found. It may have been moved or deleted.
I would expect the Edge Favorites export file to be a plain html file type, not associated with a particular browser.
Steve Whiting says
As stated, the export to file option is not there
exactly …… the export to file never shows up !!! ??????
Alejandro Carlstein says
Just you know, on the current version of Microsoft Edge the export to file button doesn’t show up.
I hope Microsoft decide to fix this.