How to Import Favorites in Microsoft Edge Browser?

The Microsoft Edge browser allows importing the 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.

In earlier days, we had only a handful of web browsers to choose from. However, even then, switching to a different browser used to be quite an effort-taking task. Changing browsers always involved this risk because the bookmarks and saved settings might not be able to be imported at one go.

Currently, things have been significantly streamlined, and there exists an element of continuity in the entire process. Quite recently, I finally decided to ditch Chrome as my setup wasn’t able to 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 a shot to the Edge Browser. And it came out to be perhaps one of my best decisions. What was equally impressive is that Microsoft Edge managed the entire process of importing bookmarks quite efficiently. Not only bookmarks, but it also allows to import the passwords, personal info, payments, and even the settings.

It wasn’t just because we were transferring data from one Chromium browser to another. Even if the two browsers were based on different platforms, the browser carried out the task with equal efficacy (I tested it with Mozilla Firefox).

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

Import Favorites in Microsoft Edge

The 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 into the Microsoft Edge Chromium browser:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser 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 out 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, then 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 over to Edge, let’s check out its associated settings that would help you in effectively managing them.

Here are the steps to manage the favorites in Microsoft Edge chromium:

  1. Open 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 bar under the address bar.

Bottom Line: Microsoft Edge Import Bookmarks

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 quite a 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. If you have any queries, do let us know in the comments section below.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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