Microsoft Edge is the new default web browser in Windows 10 operating system. Its elegant user interface, ability to save and manage web passwords, ability to make notes on webpages, reading view, reading list, and the page loading speed make it one of the best web browsers around.
For all these years if you were using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer as your default web browser and now planning to use Microsoft Edge as your default browser, you might want to know if it’s possible to import bookmarks (also known as favorites) from other browsers like Chrome and Firefox into Microsoft Edge.
Just like any other web browser out there for Windows, the Edge browser also supports importing bookmarks or favorites into it. While it doesn’t support importing bookmarks from a file, you can import bookmarks from Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer installation.
In simple words, unlike Firefox or Chrome, it doesn’t support importing bookmarks from an HTML file, but it can import bookmarks from Firefox or Chrome browser installation. That said, there is an easy workaround to overcome this problem as well.
To import bookmarks in the Edge browser, complete the given below instructions.
Method 1: Import bookmarks from another browser
Method 2: Import bookmarks from an HTML file
Method 1 of 2
Import bookmarks into Edge from another browser
NOTE: Importing bookmarks/favorites from another browser also imports browsing history, cookies, passwords, and settings into the Edge browser. There is no option out there to select only favorites/bookmarks while importing from a web browser. However, there is an option to import favorites from an HTML file (mentioned in Method 2), which you can use to import only favorites.
Step 1: Fire up the Microsoft Edge browser.
Step 2: Click More actions (…) menu and then click Settings to open the same.
Step 3: Here, in the Transfer favorites and other info section, click on the Import or export button.
Step 4: Select the browser from where you would like to import favorites, browsing history, cookies, and passwords, and then click the Import button to import all bookmarks.
To export your Edge favorites to an HTML file, in the Import or export a file section, select the Favorites radio button and then click Export to file button. Select a location to save the HTML file.
Import bookmarks into Edge from an HTML file
In addition to importing from other web browsers, the new Edge browser now supports importing favorites from an HTML file as well. Here is how to do just that.
Step 1: Click on the Settings and more icon (see picture below) and then click Settings.
Step 2: In the Transfer favorites and other info section, click on the Import or export button.
Step 3: In the resulting page, navigate to the Import or export a file section. Here, click Import from file button, browse to the HTML file containing your bookmarks/favorites and then click the Open button to import all bookmarks/favorites into the Edge browser.
Do let us know if you are experiencing any issues while importing bookmarks into the Edge browser in Windows 10.