How to export favorites from Microsoft Edge and import in Google Chrome?

If you are using Windows, the Microsoft Edge browser is set as the default browser. Microsoft only offers Microsoft Edge as the default browser, all other browsers you have to install yourself.

Even though Microsoft Edge is getting better and better and uses essentially the same technology as Google Chrome, people still massively install the Google Chrome browser alongside Microsoft Edge.

The Google Chrome browser has several advantages over Microsoft Edge. These advantages become especially apparent if you also use a Google account, for example, a Gmail email address.

Therefore, it is not unusual for many people to want to switch from the default Microsoft Edge browser to the Google Chrome browser at a later date. When switching, you may want to export old data from Edge and import it back into Google Chrome.

This guide will tell you how to export favorites from Microsoft Edge and import them into the Google Chrome browser.

How to export favorites from Microsoft Edge and import in Google Chrome?

In Google Chrome, you can import data directly from many browsers to Chrome. Unfortunately, not for Microsoft Edge.

When you want to move favorites from Edge to Chrome, you must first export them from Edge as an HTML file and re-import them through Google Chrome.

Open the Microsoft Edge browser. Click on the favorites icon in the address bar. Then click on the three horizontal dots and then on export favorites.

Export favorites in Microsoft Edge

You will now save the favorites from Microsoft Edge to your computer as an HTML file. We’re going to import this HTML file into Google Chrome in a moment.

Choose a familiar location, such as the desktop, and click Save.

Save exported favorites as HTML file

Now close the Microsoft Edge browser.

It is now time to open the Google Chrome browser. In the top right corner, click on the menu, and in the menu, click on Settings.

Google Chrome settings

Click on Import Bookmarks and Settings.

Google Chrome settings

Select the HTML file with bookmarks from the list. Then click the Choose File button.

Import bookmarks HTML file from Microsoft Edge

Select the HTML file containing all the bookmarks from Microsoft Edge that we exported earlier. Click on Open.

All of the favorites have now been imported. Check the “View Bookmark Bar” option and click Done.

Your bookmarks and favorites are imported successfully into Google Chrome

You will now see a toolbar at the top of Google Chrome with “Imported” there, you will find the imported favorites.

Imported favorites into Google Chrome

Then to customize the bookmark bar with the imported favorites, type “chrome://bookmarks/” in the address bar.

You can now customize the bookmark bar to your liking. For example, you can create a new favorites folder, change the name, delete folders, and copy and paste.

Edit the bookmarks bar with all the favorites in Google Chrome

I hope to have helped you with this. Thanks for reading!

Also read: How to use journeys in the Google Chrome browser.

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