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Import Favorites or Bookmarks in Microsoft Edge on a Computer

Do you need to import favorites or bookmarks into Microsoft Edge? Learn how to migrate your bookmarks to Edge app.

The Edge browser allows importing bookmarks or favorites from any other existing browser using the built-in import feature.

It also allows the importation of bookmarks from the external bookmark HTML file. It even supports the legacy Edge browser for seamless import using the in-built favorites importer.

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

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Import the Saved Favorites in Edge app

Microsoft Edge supports direct importing from other web browsers installed on your machine and the HTML file containing the favorites. It will store the imported favorites/bookmarks under the Other Favorites folder. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge on the computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and hover the mouse over the Favorites menu.
    Favorites Menu option in Edge Computer browser
  3. Select the Import menu.
    Import command option in Favorites menu on Edge ChromiumIt will list all the browsers installed on your PC that support the import of bookmarks.
  4. Select the Desired browser from the drop-down menu.
    Choose import from source in Microsoft Edge
  5. Uncheck everything else, and only keep the Favorites or Bookmarks option enabled.
    Import Favorites or Bookmarks in Microsoft Edge browser
  6. Hit the Import button and wait for the process to complete.

On the other hand, if you have the Bookmarks in saved in HTML file, select the Favorites or Bookmarks HTML file from the drop-down.

Import Favorite or Bookmark HTML file

Click on Choose File, navigate to that HTML file, and select it.

Choose file for Favorites Import in Edge Computer

The browser will now import all the bookmarks from the HTML file to your browser.

In order to view the imported bookmarks visit the Favorites page at edge://favorites and switch to the Other Favorites folder from in the left sidebar.
Imported from Chrome Bookmarks folder in Edge browser

It will display all other bookmarks, including the imported bookmarks.

You could also make these bookmarks appear in the Favorites bar. For that, use the Ctrl / Cmd + Shift + B shortcut to Show Bookmark bar.

Bottom Line

Switching between browsers had always seemed to be a pretty daunting task. There was an element of risk involved with the data not being transferred across two browsers.

However, with Edge’s handy built-in import functionality, we can transfer the bookmarks along with other saved data like, passwords, payment, personal info, history etc.

If you want to export bookmarks in HTML file, we already have the guides that you can follow. These exported bookmarks can be imported in the Edge browser.

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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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