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Import Chrome, IE or Firefox Bookmarks into Microsoft Edge

The new Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 is still a work in progress, but it’s blazing fast compared to IE and other browsers and it has some interesting features. If you recently upgraded to Windows 10, you’re going to want to at least test it out, even if you changed the default browser.

So, if you’re new to Microsoft Edge, you’ll want to bring some of your favorites and bookmarks with over, too. Here’s a look at how to do exactly that.

Import Bookmarks Into Microsoft Edge

Launch Microsoft Edge and select the More actions button in the upper-right corner and then choose Settings.

1 Microsoft Edge Settings

Then select the Import favorites from another browser link.

2 Import favs another browser

Currently, the only two browsers that are included for an easy import are Chrome and Internet Explorer. Check one or both and then Import.

3 choose browser

It should just take a couple seconds, and then you’ll find the bookmarks appear under the Favorites section.

4 Favs imported

If you have your bookmarks in folders like you can see I do in the image above, just open them up to access the saved web pages.


Also, if you want to see your Favorites bar, go to Settings and then flip the Show favorites bar switch on.

6 Favorites Bar Microsoft Edge

What About the Firefox Bookmarks?

At the time of this writing, Microsoft Edge doesn’t have the ability to import bookmarks via an HTML file. So what you’ll need to do is export your Firefox bookmarks as an HTML file, then import them into a browser that supports the feature — like Chrome or IE.

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Then launch Edge and import the new imported Firefox bookmarks from that browser.

7export bookmarks Firefox

For more on that, read our article: How to Transfer Bookmarks from Firefox to Chrome.

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2 Responses to Import Chrome, IE or Firefox Bookmarks into Microsoft Edge

  1. Don Ebberts September 24, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    I imported my Chrome bookmarks into Edge. Chrome must keep all of my deleted bookmarks somewhere because I got numerous bookmarks that I had deleted.
    I tried to organize them in Edge and it quickly became apparent that MS was not serious about their new browser. A 3 year old could have designed a better organization system.
    Due to that and several other features that are severely lacking, I’m sticking with Chrome.
    I did like the Reading List idea though but I can get that with Evernote, so still, no reason to switch.

  2. Nan D August 23, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    I have the same problem. Over time I’ve reorganized my Chrome bookmarks, and when I use MS Edge’s Import from… Chrome, it’s picking up an old version, which is neither what’s on my Favorites bar in chrome now, not in the latest export. The export is an html file, and I’d be glad to point Edge to it, but Edge doesn’t give me an option to name the file to import. How can I either shake up Edge so it imports the Favorites as they now appear in Chrome, or point it at the latest html Chrome-export file?

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