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    Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge

    Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge

    How to Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
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    20 May 2021
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    How to Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as favorites in Microsoft Edge. The favorites bar is a toolbar in Microsoft Edge that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

    This tutorial will show you how to import favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

    This tutorial only applies to the old legacy Microsoft Edge.

    If you have the newer Chromium based Microsoft Edge, see instead: How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium


    Internet Explorer 11 will be retired on June 15, 2022 in Windows 10


    EXAMPLE: Favorites in Microsoft Edge
    Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge-microsoft_edge_favorites.jpg



    Here's How:

    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge-microsoft_edge_settings.jpg

    3. Click/tap on General on the left side, and click/tap on the Import or export button under Transfer favorites and other info on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge-microsoft_edge_import_favorites-1.jpg

    4. Under Import your info, select (dot) Internet Explorer, and click/tap on the Import button. (see screenshot below)

    You will see All done! under the Import button when successfully finished importing.

    Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge-microsoft_edge_import_ie_favorites-3.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 57
    Windows 10
       #1

    Does this work if IE is on one computer and Edge is on another?

    (If not, I suppose I should download IE11 onto the new computer.)
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  2. Posts : 64,510
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  3. Posts : 57
    Windows 10
       #3

    Brink:

    Those are excellent annotated snips/graphics, thanks.

    I could not get the Favorites Bar items to copy or import into Edge, so just typed in each website then click the star, then selected the Favorites Bar folder to add the link. Took time but got it done.

    Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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  5. Posts : 3,761
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
       #5

    Is the easiest way to clean up the Favorites Menu would be to export the html file and import it back? I would like to remove the "imported from IE, FF, etc. folders" that the import creates.


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  6. Posts : 64,510
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       #6

    Hemimax said:
    Is the easiest way to clean up the Favorites Menu would be to export the html file and import it back? I would like to remove the "imported from IE, FF, etc. folders" that the import creates.

    Hello Richard,

    Agreed. I find exporting (ex: IE) and importing (Edge) a HTML file works better for favorites.
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  7. Posts : 3,761
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
       #7

    Hi Shawn,

    Thank you for confirming that.

    Have a great weekend!
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