Microsoft Edge is the new default web browser in Windows 10 operating system. It’s elegant user interface, ability to save and mange 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, 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 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
Step 1: Open Edge browser.
Step 2: Click More actions (…) menu and then click Settings to open the same.
Step 3: Here click the option labelled Import favorites from another browser.
Step 4: Select the browser and then click Import button to import all bookmarks. That’s it!
Import bookmarks into Edge from an HTML file
Since Edge doesn’t include an option to import bookmarks from HTML files, if you have bookmarks saved in an HTML file, you need to first import bookmarks saved in the HTML file into Firefox, and then import all bookmarks saved in Firefox browser into Edge browser.
Step 1: If don’t have Firefox installed, download and install Firefox on your Windows 10 PC.
Step 2: Run Firefox, hold down Alt key to view menus, click Bookmarks menu, and then click Show all bookmarks to open Bookmarks library. Alternatively, you can quickly open Bookmarks library by using Ctrl + Shift + B hotkey.
Step 3: Click Import and Backup icon on the toolbar, click Import bookmarks from HTML, browse to the HTML file containing your bookmarks, and then click Open button to import all bookmarks into your Firefox browser.
Step 4: Now, launch Edge browser, click More actions, click Settings, and then click Import bookmarks from another browser.
Step 5: Select Firefox browser from the list and then click Import button. That’s it!
You may uninstall Firefox browser if you don’t want to use it.
Do let us know if you are experiencing any issues while importing bookmarks into Edge browser in Windows 10.