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Export Favorites from the Microsoft Edge browser

Do you want to export saved bookmarks or favorites from the Edge browser on the computer and mobile phone? Learn how to export your bookmarks 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 screen.

Export Saved Favorites or Bookmarks from Edge browser

Microsoft Edge is one of the most convenient browsers to use on the computer and phone. It comes pre-installed on Windows 10 and later versions as a replacement for Internet Explorer. It’s available for download from the official website and on Google Play and Apple App Store.

Edge gives you the option to explore a variety of options, including marking favorites for your most visited pages. You also have the option to export the favorites to any device of your choice. You can save them as an HTML file on your computer and import them into any desired browser.

While the export option is not available for mobile browsers, we have added a workaround using a sync feature that can help in exporting the Edge mobile favorites.

We have listed down all the steps that you will need while exporting your favorite web pages from your computer or phone.

For Edge on Computer

You can export your bookmarks, i.e., your favorites, from the Edge browser on your computer by following the steps mentioned below:

  1. Open the Edge browser on your computer.
  2. From the More horizontal 3dots icon menu, select the Favorites menu.
    Microsoft Edge computer Favorites menuIt will open the Favorites pop-up page.
  3. Click on the Options horizontal 3dots 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 3dots 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 turn on data sync in the Edge browser by Sadique Hassan. 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 3bar icon for options and select the Settings menu.
  3. Tap on the Turn on Sync option and sign in with 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 3bar icon for options and select the Settings menu.
  3. Tap on the Accounts and follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with 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

By exporting your bookmarks or favorites from Edge Browser, migrating to any other desired web browser is easy.

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.

In the case of the mobile browser, the favorites are synced between your Microsoft account signed-in devices, which gives you a chance to sync the bookmarks from mobile to computer browser, which can be later exported.

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Ishika Sinha

Ishika Sinha

Ishika is a Master of Arts in English and Literature. She is a passionate content writer and editor with 4+ years of experience in different domains, including the media and technology industry. She is an avid reader and loves to explore cool tech stuff. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

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