Windows 10: Import Favorites from Microsoft Edge to Chrome in Windows 10  

    Import Favorites from Microsoft Edge to Chrome in Windows 10

    Import Favorites from Microsoft Edge to Chrome in Windows 10

    How to Import Favorites from Microsoft Edge to Chrome in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    31 Mar 2017
    Designer Media Ltd

    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Posts: 20,783

    Show Printable Version 


    How to Import Favorites from Microsoft Edge to Chrome in Windows 10

    information   Information
    You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Chrome. The bookmarks bar is a toolbar in Chrome 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 Microsoft Edge to Google Chrome bookmarks for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Unfortunately, the normal way to directly import favorites from Microsoft Edge to Chrome via Chrome's Import bookmarks and settings (chrome://settings/importData) page currently doesn't work.

    Instead, we can use the method below to do so as a workaround.


    Starting in in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10565 and Windows 10 TH2 version 10511 build 10568, your favorites and favorites bar in Microsoft Edge are now stored in an ESE database file in the DataStore folder at the location below.

    Code:
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\DataStore



    Here's How:

    1. Export your favorites from Microsoft Edge to HTML file.

    2. Import the HTML from Microsoft Edge to Chrome.





    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 14,928
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       22 Feb 2017 #1

    Hi Shawn, I today I wanted to clean up Chrome and try and import Edge favorites/bookmarks to it, and I found this:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2017_02_22_09_24_341.png 
Views:	166 
Size:	402.0 KB 
ID:	122328

    sooooo....
    I deleted ALL my bookmarks so I wouldn't get them doubled, and tried importing them, using Windows 10 Current Build 14393.693...
    it didn't work!(What! and I deleted all my bookmarks!)

    So I tried on another PC(I keep everything synced), nope, didn't work either.

    Then it came to me while I was taking a shower(that's where the best ideas come to one, right?)
    Maybe this is for the newer insider builds, so when I got out, I tried using my Insider VM, build 15031...
    And it worked!

    I then just had to go to Chrome's bookmark manager and drag & drop things how I want them, the result:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2017_02_22_09_31_322.png 
Views:	122 
Size:	376.0 KB 
ID:	122329

    So you might want to update the tut, but be sure to mention using the current insider build for now
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,783
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       22 Feb 2017 #2

    Hey Cliff,

    I had a play with it, and it doesn't seem the normal method to directly import favorites from Microsoft Edge to Chrome isn't working in Chrome right now.

    I've updated the tutorial to do so via an HTML file instead for now to help.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 14,928
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       22 Feb 2017 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hey Cliff,

    I had a play with it, and it doesn't seem the normal method to directly import favorites from Microsoft Edge to Chrome isn't working in Chrome right now.

    I've updated the tutorial to do so via an HTML file instead for now to help.
    I had to play with it for a while till it finally worked, they should do like Microsoft when they add something new, and open the browser to a information page of what's new, after an update, and maybe even have a link there for more information... come to think of it, all browsers should do that.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
How to Import Bookmarks from Chrome to Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web. You can keep track of the...
How to Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Chrome in Windows 10 You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Chrome. The bookmarks bar is a toolbar in Chrome that you can also add your favorite...
How to Import Favorites from Microsoft Edge to Internet Explorer in Windows 10 Keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as favorites in Internet Explorer. The favorites bar is a toolbar in Internet Explorer that you can...
How to Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web. You can keep...
Hi Everyone, Just seeing if anybody else is having issues importing I.E. favorites into Edge. When I attempt to import the favorites, it says "Couldn't Import Favorites"
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:56.
Find Us