How to Import and Export Bookmarks in Opera Browser?

Opera browser allows to import and export of bookmarks from any other browser. It allows to directly import the bookmarks from any other browsers that are installed on the system. We can also export the bookmarks or favorites into HTML files imported into any different browser. The bookmarks are also synced across devices if you sign in with the same Opera account on different devices.

Recently I had to do a write-up on the best web browsers currently available for the Windows operating system. So I went over many browsers’ official blog posts, but they failed to do them full justice. Rather than painting a complete picture, they mostly bragged about all their USP but didn’t mention any shortcomings.

While that was understandable from the advertising point of view, for the end user like us, it wouldn’t help us in molding our decision. So I then decided to get a first-hand usage experience by trying out each of these browsers.

The first step was to import/export various browser settings from one browser to another.

However, that wasn’t as easy as it may sound with Opera. While some browsers didn’t show this Chromium browser in the list of installed browsers, others weren’t able to directly import its bookmarks. Well, it turned out I wasn’t the only one getting bugged with this issue.

Other users across the Opera Forums have also documented the same. So if you are also on the same page, then this guide shall help you out. Given here are the detailed instructions steps to import and export bookmarks in the Opera Browser.

Import and Export Bookmarks in Opera Browser

The initial setup is the same for both the import and export of bookmarks. However, you can directly import from other browsers to opera.

Here are the steps to access the import and export bookmark options in the Opera browser:

  1. Launch Opera Browser on the computer.
  2. Click on the Bookmark heart icon situated at the left menu bar.
  3. Click to Open Full Bookmarks view option bottom of the bookmark pane.
    Open full bookmark view with Opera browser
  4. Hit the Import/Export button and then select the desired option from the menu.
    Import/Export option in Opera browser

Let’s start with the instructions to import other browser bookmarks over to Opera. After that, we will turn our attention towards the export feature.

Import Bookmarks to Opera

Importing the bookmarks into opera is quite easy and it supports different ways. You can choose the available browsers on the device, or import the HTML file.

Here are the steps to import bookmarks into Opera browser:

  1. Launch Opera Browser on the computer.
  2. Click on the Bookmark heart icon from the left menu bar.
  3. Click to Open Full Bookmarks view option bottom of the bookmark pane.
  4. Click on the Import/Export button on the Bookmarks page.
  5. Select the Import option from the drop-down menu.
    Import bookmarks option in OperaIt will open the import bookmarks and settings menu.
  6. Select the desired importing option from the drop-down menu (say Microsoft Edge).
    Import Bookmarks and Settings from Microsoft Edge in Opera Browser
  7. Enable checkbox for Favorites/Bookmarks only.
  8. Hit the Import button.
    Import Bookmarks into Opera browser from other browser

This will start importing the bookmarks or favorites from the selected option or browser.

However, if your browser is not part of this list, then try exporting that browser’s bookmarks to an HTML file.

Here are the steps to import the bookmarks using the HTML file in Opera:

  1. Launch Opera Browser on the computer.
  2. Click on the Bookmark heart icon situated at the left menu bar.
  3. Click to Open Full Bookmarks view option bottom of the bookmark pane.
  4. Click on the Import/Export button on the Bookmarks page.
  5. Select the Import option from the drop-down menu.
    Import bookmarks option in OperaIt will open the import bookmarks and settings menu.
  6. Select the Bookmarks HTML File option from the drop-down menu.
    Import Bookmarks HTML file into Opera browser
  7. Click the Choose file button.
    Import Bookmarks in Opera browser from HTML file
  8. Browse file explore or finder to select the bookmarks HTML file and import it.

Opera browser will now import over all the bookmarks present in that HTML file. You can choose any Bookmark HTML file from any browser.

Export Bookmarks from Opera

We know how to import the browser bookmarks, now let’s learn to export bookmarks from Opera to any other browser of your choice.

Here are the steps to export the Bookmarks or favorites from the Opera browser:

  1. Launch Opera Browser on the computer.
  2. Click on the Bookmark heart icon situated at the left menu bar.
  3. Click to Open Full Bookmarks view option bottom of the bookmark pane.
  4. Select Export Bookmark from the drop-down menu.
    Export Bookmarks from Opera browser
  5. Select the directory or location to save the bookmark file.
    Save Bookmarks as HTML file from Opera
  6. Name the export HTML file and hit on Save command button.

The Opera bookmarks will now be saved as an HTML file. You may now import it to the desired browser.

Bottom Line: Opera Import/Export Bookmarks

So this was all from this guide on how you could import or export bookmarks in the Opera Browser. With a plentitude of browsers now available to choose from, it is all the more important that we remain in sync with all of them.

In this regard, the easiest way is to import your favorite sites and pages across all the browsers that you are in touch with. Manually doing so would take ages and calls for a lot of effort as well.

However, thanks to Opera’s handy import/export functionality, doing so is just a few clicks away.

With that said, if you still have any queries concerning the aforementioned instructions, then do let us know in the comments section.

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  1. Ralphd2 says:

    What you haven’t addressed in this article is importing bookmarks into Opera mobile if you don’t have access to a computer. From what I have found, this doesn’t seem to be possible which, in this day & age, seems pretty shortsighted, maybe it’s something you could follow up on.

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