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Export Favorites from the Microsoft Edge browser

Do you want to export saved bookmarks or favorites from the Edge browser? Learn how to export saved data for backup or migration.

Microsoft Edge can export the saved bookmarks from the bookmarks manager into an HTML file. The file can be imported into any other computer browser.

For mobile bookmarks export, we must sync the favorites with the connected devices and export them from the favorites manager on the computer device.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to export the favorites or bookmarks from the Edge browser.

Export the Saved Favorites from Edge on a Computer

You can use the built-in ‘Export favorites’ option or ‘Favorites Manager’ to export the saved bookmarks from the browser. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Edge browser on your computer.
  2. From the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu, select the Favorites menu.
    Microsoft Edge computer Favorites menuIt will open the Favorites pop-up page.
  3. Click on the Options horizontal 3-dots icon and select the Export Favorites option.
    Export favorites option in Edge browser Favorites windowIt will open the File Explorer window.
  4. Choose the location and hit the Save command button.

The exported HTML format bookmarks file can be transferred to any other browser for data import. You can also share the file via email or any other medium.

Alternatively, you can access Favorites Manager by typing edge://favorites in the address bar. Click on the Options horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select the Export Favorites option to save the file.

Favorites Manager page in Edge PC with options menu

Export Favorites from Phone

The Edge browser for mobile devices (Android or iPhone/iPad) does not have the option to export bookmarks or favorites directly. However, all the favorites that you have on your phone can be synced with your Edge browser on your computer. After syncing the mobile bookmarks, you can follow the aforementioned steps to export the bookmarks.

For sync to happen, both Edge for computer and mobile should be signed in with the same Microsoft account, and data sync should be enabled. You can follow this detailed guide to sign-in and turn on data sync in the Edge browser. However, below are quick steps for Android and iPhone.

Sync Edge on Android

  1. Launch the Edge app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-bar icon for options and select the Settings menu.
  3. Tap on the Turn on Sync option and sign in with a Microsoft account.
  4. Enable toggle for Favorites and other data items to sync.

Sync Edge on iOS

  1. Open the Edge app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-bar icon for options and select the Settings menu.
  3. Tap on the Accounts and follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with a Microsoft account.
  4. Enable toggle for Favorites and other data items to sync across devices.

The synced bookmarks will be immediately available on the Bookmarks or Favorites Manager screen on the computer PC. You can export them as HTML files.

Bottom Line

After exporting your bookmarks or favorites from Edge Browser, you can import them into another browser.

Some web browsers even have a built-in data importer that can automatically import the favorites along with other saved data like passwords, addresses, and saved payment methods. However, the importer is only available for computer browsers.

Here are some of the guides that we published on importing the bookmarks that you can refer to:

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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