If you really want to try Windows 10 new browser named as Microsoft Edge browser, and looking for a way to import bookmarks from Firefox, Google Chrome, then this article is dedicated to you guys.
Microsoft Edge is the new and default web browser in Windows 10 operating system. If you have installed the technical preview build 10158 and above on your computer, then you will definitely find this new web browser named as Microsoft Edge. It has an amazing user interface, ability to make notes on the web page, reading list, reading view, ability to view and delete saved password and the page loading feature make this browser the best, in comparison to other browsers available for Windows 10.
If you are using Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft own web browser i.e. Internet Explorer as default web browser for all these years and now want to give Microsoft Edge a try and want to set it as your default browser, then I guarantee that one question which is definitely hitting in your mind is that is it possible to import bookmarks from Chrome, Firefox and other browsers to Microsoft Edge?
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Just like any other web browser available over the web, Microsoft Edge browser also provides you an option to import bookmark or favorites into it. So, if you want to import bookmark from another web browser into Edge browser, then follow the instruction which I’m going to share below:
- Method One: Import bookmarks from another browser
- Method Two: Import bookmarks using an HTML file
Steps to Import Bookmarks from Another Web Browser to Microsoft Edge
1. The First thing you need to do is to launch Microsoft Edge Browsers.
2. After that, you need to click “More action” (…) icon visible on the top-right side of the screen and then click on “Settings” option in the menu.
3. Under Settings, you need to click on “Import Favorites from another browser” option highlighted in blue color.
4. Now you will see the list of the browser installed on your computer. You just need to select the browser from the list and click on “Import” option in the menu.
Now this will automatically import all the bookmarks from other supported web browser.
Note: To import bookmarks from another supported web browser, your browser must contain all the bookmarks installed on your PC. If your browser fails to fulfill this condition, you will not notice the option of that particular browser.
Import Bookmarks from Unsupported Browsers via HTML File
At the moment, Microsoft Edge browser doesn’t accept bookmark importing from another web browser such as Opera, Safari and more. In this situation, you need to go through long method to import the bookmarks to Edge.
Under this trick, you need to import all the bookmarks from unsupported browsers to supported browser such as Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explore, and then follow the method one to import bookmarks to Edge.
In upcoming line, I’m going to share with you, steps to import bookmarks from unsupported browsers to the supported browser.
Export Opera Bookmarks to HTML File
To export Opera browser bookmarks to an HTMl file so that Firefox or Chrome browser can read the bookmarks and import them. Sadly, the latest version of the Opera browser doesn’t support export bookmarks feature. To get out of this situation you need to use a third-party extension called Bookmarks Import & Export Extension
Simply download the extension and install it on your browser. Now click on the extension icon to open its interface. You can see the icon at the top-right side of the browser.
Here you need to click on “Export” option and this will start downloading the bookmark HTML file which you can grab from PC’s “Download” folder
Import Opera Bookmark HTML file to Firefox
1. Download and Install Firefox on your Windows 10 PC if you don’t have installed it into your machine.
2. After that launch Firefox and hold down “Alt” key to view menus, here click on Bookmark Menu, and click “Show all bookmarks” to open Bookmarks library. You can also use Ctrl+Shift+B keyboard shortcut keys to do the same.
3. Now you need to click on “Import and Backup” icon available on the toolbar. Click “import bookmark from HTML“, and navigate to the HTML file which has all your bookmarks. After that click on “Open” button and this will import all the bookmarks into your Firefox browser.
4. Open Edge browser and click on “More Action“, click on “Settings“, and click “Import bookmarks from another browser”.
5. Simply select, Firefox browser from the list and click on “Import” button. That’s it!
If you really don’t want to use Firefox browser, you can also uninstall it once you’re done with all the importing process.
Check out YouTube video tutorial:
Why don’t you try these two methods and let me know your experience while importing bookmarks from another browser into Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10