Making the switch to Windows 10? Here’s an easy way to bring your Safari bookmarks with you.
Today’s most popular third-party web browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, are cross-platform, which means they’ll work on either a Mac or a Windows 10 PC with no problems. But the macOS default web browser, Safari, which is developed by Apple, doesn’t have a Windows 10 version. This means that if you’re making the switch from a Mac to a Windows 10 PC, you’ll need a way to migrate all your web browser data, bookmarks, etc. to your Windows computer. Here’s a quick and easy way to do it.
Export Safari Web Browser Data and Bookmarks and Import to Windows 10
Your first step is to choose which browser you’ll use once you get to Windows 10.
Apple stopped development of Safari for Windows a few years ago. I personally use Mozilla Firefox because of its speed, performance, and superb syncing. Whichever browser you choose, it should be able to import Safari bookmarks.
Method 1: Export as an HTML File
To export your Safari bookmarks, open Safari, and click File > Export Bookmarks… This will create an HTML file that you can save on an external drive and then import on your new Windows 10 installation.
To import the file into Chrome, go to Settings, Import bookmarks and settings and choose the HTML file you exported from your Mac.
To import in Firefox, go to Show All Bookmarks (CTRL+SHIFT+B)…
…then click Import Bookmarks from HTML…
Method 2: Sync Using Firefox Sync (or Chrome Sync)
If you want to sync all your settings to Firefox in Windows 10, you can install Firefox on macOS, which will import your data from Safari. You’ll be prompted to import your settings when you first launch Firefox on your Mac.
On Windows 10, download, install Firefox, sign in then sync your bookmarks.
If you want to use Chrome or Opera instead of Firefox, you can do pretty much the same thing. Install Chrome on your Mac, import settings from Safari during your initial configuration and then sync your settings on your new Windows installation.
In Chrome, you can go to Settings, click Import bookmarks and settings and choose Safari to import your Favorites/Bookmarks.
That’s all there is to it. Got questions? Leave a comment or shoot us an email.