How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium  

    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium

    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium

    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    31 May 2021
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    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium


    Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

    The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

    Microsoft Edge allows you to easily import your favorites or bookmarks, saved passwords, addresses and more, payment info, and browsing history directly from other installed web browsers or from a HTML file.

    See also: Move Internet Explorer favorites to a new PC | Microsoft Support

    This tutorial will show you how to import favorites and browser data from HTML file, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge Legacy, Firefox, or Internet Explorer to the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.


    Here's How:

    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

    2 Perform one of the following actions below to open the Favorites hub: (see screenshot below)

    • Press the Ctrl + Shift + O keys.
    • Click/tap on the Favorites button on the toolbar.
    • Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Favorites.

    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_chromium_favorites_hub-1.png

    3 Click/tap on the More options (3 dots) button in the Favorites hub, and click/tap on Import favorites. (see screenshot below)

    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium-import_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-1.png

    4 Do step 5 (Google Chrome), step 6 (Microsoft Edge Legacy), step 7 (Internet Explorer), step 8 (Firefox), or step 9 (HTML file) for how you want to import from.


    5 Import Favorites and Browser Data from Google Chrome to Microsoft Edge

    A) Select Google Chrome in the Import from drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    B) Under Choose what you to import, check the items you want to import, and uncheck the items you do not want to import.

    C) Click/tap on Import, and go to step10.

    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium-import_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-2.png


    6 Import Favorites and Browser Data from Microsoft Edge Legacy to Microsoft Edge

    A) Select Microsoft Edge Legacy in the Import from drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    B) Under Choose what you to import, check the items you want to import, and uncheck the items you do not want to import.

    C) Click/tap on Import, and go to step10.

    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium-import_microsoft_edge_legacy.png


    7 Import Favorites and Browser Data from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge

    A) Select Microsoft Internet Explorer in the Import from drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    B) Under Choose what you to import, check the items you want to import, and uncheck the items you do not want to import.

    C) Click/tap on Import, and go to step10.

    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium-import_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-3.png


    8 Import Favorites and Browser Data from Firefox to Microsoft Edge

    A) Select Mozilla Firefox in the Import from drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    B) Under Choose what you to import, check the items you want to import, and uncheck the items you do not want to import.

    C) Click/tap on Import, and go to step10.

    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium-import_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-4.png


    9 Import Favorites or Bookmarks from HTML file to Microsoft Edge

    A) Select Favorites or bookmarks HTML file in the Import from drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    B) Under Choose what you to import, check Favorites or bookmarks, and click/tap on Choose a file.

    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium-import_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-5.png

    C) Navigate to and select the HTML file you want to import, click/tap on Open, and go to step10. (see screenshot below)

    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium-import_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-6.png

    10 Click/tap on Done. (see screenshot below)

    How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium-import_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-7.png


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink





  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 pro
       #1

    Hi Brink:

    I tried to import a number of Favorites, that were copied from a previous machine (Win 7 w/IE) into my Favorites folder on my new machine (Win 10 w/Edge), with little success. Following the directions above, only one of several folders within the Favorites folder was actually added to the Edge Favorites. I have tried multiple times and and the import function indicates that the import has succeeded, but but only a single folder exists within the Edge favorites.

    I really miss the ease with which favorites from any browser could be copied to IE simply using WE. I found a thread that indicated where (folder) Edge stores it's Favorites, but adding favorites using copy/paste from WE to that folder did not work.

    Any advice?

    Thanks,
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 62,281
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    jmruperto said:
    Hi Brink:

    I tried to import a number of Favorites, that were copied from a previous machine (Win 7 w/IE) into my Favorites folder on my new machine (Win 10 w/Edge), with little success. Following the directions above, only one of several folders within the Favorites folder was actually added to the Edge Favorites. I have tried multiple times and and the import function indicates that the import has succeeded, but but only a single folder exists within the Edge favorites.

    I really miss the ease with which favorites from any browser could be copied to IE simply using WE. I found a thread that indicated where (folder) Edge stores it's Favorites, but adding favorites using copy/paste from WE to that folder did not work.

    Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Hello mate,

    Are you able to still export the favorites from the old W7 IE to an HTML file?
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 pro
       #3

    Brink:

    Thanks for the tip. I saw that Edge could import and HTML file. But I didn't see any guidance on making that type of file. I tried to learn enough HTML to add my 1000+ bookmarks to an HTML file, with no luck. I'm no programmer. I have IE 11 installed and just found how to import Favorites to HTML. I'll give it a go here in a bit.

    Thanks again
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 62,281
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    jmruperto said:
    Brink:

    Thanks for the tip. I saw that Edge could import and HTML file. But I didn't see any guidance on making that type of file. I tried to learn enough HTML to add my 1000+ bookmarks to an HTML file, with no luck. I'm no programmer. I have IE 11 installed and just found how to import Favorites to HTML. I'll give it a go here in a bit.

    Thanks again
    You're most welcome. I hope it goes smoothly for you.

    If able, it would be easier to export your favorites to an HTML in IE11.

    Import or Export Internet Explorer Favorites with HTM in Windows 10

    Internet Explorer - Import and Export Favorites - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My Computers


 

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