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How to Import Favorites or Bookmarks in Microsoft Edge

Learn how to import favorites or bookmarks into the Microsoft Edge from any web browser. You can directly import from other browsers or using the export file.

The Microsoft Edge browser allows importing bookmarks or favorites from any other existing browser using the built-in import feature. It also allows importing the bookmarks from the external bookmark HTML file and even supports the legacy Edge browser for seamless import using the in-built favorites importer.

Import Web Favorites Link on Edge browser

Changing browsers always involves this risk because the bookmarks and saved settings might not be able to be imported in one go.

Things have been significantly streamlined, and an element of continuity exists in the process. I finally decided to ditch Chrome recently as my setup couldn’t deal with this resource-hungry browser. However, at the same time, I wasn’t ready to leave the Chromium ecosystem either.

So this led me to give them a shot at the Microsoft Edge browser. And it came out to be perhaps one of my best decisions. What was equally impressive is that Microsoft Edge efficiently managed the entire process of importing bookmarks. Besides bookmarks, it also allows importing passwords, personal info, payments, and settings.

It wasn’t just because we transferred data from one Chromium browser to another. Even if the two browsers were based on different platforms, the browser performed the task equally.

So if you have just switched to this Microsoft offering and want all your favorites imported to Edge, this guide is here to help you.

Import Favorites in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge supports direct importing from other web browsers installed on your machine and the HTML file containing the favorites.

Edge browser will store the imported favorites/bookmarks under the Other Favorites folder. Here are the steps to import favorites:

  1. Launch the Edge app on the computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3dots icon situated at the top right.
  3. Hover the mouse over to the Favorites menu.
    Favorites Menu option in Edge Computer browser
  4. Click on Import from the 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.
  5. Select the desired browser from the drop-down menu.
    Choose import from source in Microsoft Edge
  6. Uncheck everything else, and only keep the Favorites or Bookmarks option enabled.
    Import Favorites or Bookmarks in Microsoft Edge browser
  7. Hit the Import button and wait for the process to complete.

On the other hand, if you have the Bookmarks in an HTML format, 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.

Managing Favorites in Edge

Now that you have successfully imported your bookmarks to Edge let’s check out its associated settings that would help you manage them effectively. Here are the steps to manage the favorites:

  1. Open the Favorites page in Edge. (visit edge://favorites)
  2. Click on the Other Favorites folder situated in the left sidebar.
    Imported from Chrome Bookmarks folder in Edge browserIt will display all other bookmarks, including the imported bookmarks.
  3. Click on the X icon and hit Delete.
    Delete selected favorite from Microsoft Edge

You could also make these bookmarks appear in the Favorites bar. For that, use the Ctrl + Shift + B shortcut to Show Bookmark bar. This will make it easier for you to access your favorites directly from the bookmark under the address bar.

Bottom Line

So this was all from this guide on how you could import favorites in the Microsoft Edge browser. 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 import functionality, you could now put all these uncertainties to rest. I tried transferring my bookmarks from Chrome and Firefox, and the browser didn’t disappoint me in either of the two cases.

So on that note, we round off this tutorial. Please let us know in the comments section below if you have any queries.

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Sadique Hassan

Sadique is a Bachelor of Computer Application in Computer Science and an MBA professional. He became a tech writer by choice and has continued pursuing it for the last 7+ years. He is keenly interested in open-source technology like Android and also loves troubleshooting the tech. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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