Google Chrome and Safari browser are incompatible for seamless data migration. If you want to switch to Chrome from Safari, manually export the saved data like Bookmarks and Passwords and import them to Google Chrome.
To transfer saved data from Safari to Chrome:
1. Export the Bookmarks in HTML and Passwords in CSV formats from Safari’s File > Export menu.
2. Import the exported Bookmarks HTML into Chrome Bookmarks Manager at
3. Import the Passwords CSV file into Chrome Password Manager at
Want to switch your primary browser to Chrome instead of the Safari browser on your Mac? Follow these simple steps to export your saved passwords and bookmarks from Safari to Google Chrome.
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Exporting Bookmarks and Passwords from Safari
We first need to export the saved bookmarks and password from the Safari browser to local storage on your Mac. These files will be used in importing the data to the destination browser, i.e., Google Chrome.
Export Bookmarks from Safari as HTML File
- Open the Safari app on your Mac.
- Click on the File menu from the menu bar.
- Select Export > Bookmarks… option.
- Choose the Safari Bookmarks file location, and hit the
Safari Bookmarks HTML file will be created at the chosen location.
Export Saved Passwords from Safari as CSV
- Launch the Safari browser on Mac.
- Click on the File menu, and select Export > Passwords… from the menu list.
- Hit on the
- You need to authenticate yourself with a System Password or Touch ID.
- Choose the Safari Password.CSV file location and hit on the
The Safari Password file will be stored in the selected location in CSV format.
Importing Bookmarks and Passwords into Chrome
Now that we have exported bookmarks and password files from the Safari browser, we need to manually import the files into the Chrome browser in respective sections.
Import Bookmarks in Chrome using an HTML file
- Launch the Google Chrome browser on your Mac.
- Click the More for the option list.
- Navigate to the Bookmarks > Import bookmarks and settings option.
It will open the Import Bookmarks and Settings dialog box.
- Select the Bookmarks HTML File option from the drop-down and ensure the checkbox for the Favorites/Bookmarks option is enabled.
- Click on the button, and select the exported Safari Bookmarks file from local storage.
- Hit on to complete the bookmarks import.
The imported bookmarks will be available on the Chrome bookmarks page and the Bookmarks bar (if you’ve selected the option for the same).
Import Passwords in Chrome using a CSV file
- Launch Chrome browser on your computer.
- Access chrome://password-manager/settings in the address bar to open the Password Manager settings page.
- Click on the
option under the Import passwords section.
- Choose the exported Safari Password CSV file from Mac Finder.
- Hit on the command button to complete the password import.
That’s it. We successfully migrated passwords and bookmarks from Safari to Google Chrome browser.
View the Import Passwords in Chrome
If you want to cross-check the imported passwords after migrating the browser data, follow these steps.
- Open the Chrome browser on your computer.
- Click the Chrome Profile icon at the top-right corner of the browser.
- Select the Key icon to access the Google Password Manager.
It will open the Chrome Passwords page.
- Select the Site URL to view the corresponding saved password page.
- Hit on the Eye icon to view the password.
To view saved passwords, you must authenticate yourself with your system password or Touch ID.
Transfer your Browser Data from Safari to Chrome
That’s all; we have moved our password and bookmarks to the Chrome browser from Apple Safari.
The Chrome browser can sync the saved data with your connected Chrome devices. If you’re using Chrome on your iPhone or Android Smartphone, the bookmarks and passwords will also be available on that device.
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