Most of us surf around the web and visit many websites. But definitely all of us visit few websites frequently compared to other sites. It is not efficient to open the same website on the browser by entering the complete URL each time. To make it easy, all browsers allow you to keep a record of sites that you would love to save for future reference purposes. Microsoft Edge refers it as ‘Favorites’ while Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox call it as bookmarks. If you are looking for shifting from Edge to Chrome then you need to migrate all your saved favorites from Edge to bookmarks in Chrome.
The good news is yes, you can simply import favorites from Edge to Chrome without any additional tools. And we will explain the step by step process in this article.
You can import favorites from Edge to Chrome in two ways.
- Use direct import method from Chrome
- Manually download and upload the HTML file
Let us explain both methods in detail.
Related: Import bookmarks from Firefox to Chrome.
Import Favorites from Edge to Chrome Using Direct Method
Chrome simply allows importing the favorites and bookmarks from Edge and Firefox. Follow the below instructions
Launch your Google Chrome browser. If you don’t have Chrome, learn how to download and install Chrome. Click on the three vertical dots at the top right of your screen. Hover your mouse over “Bookmarks” menu and select “Import bookmarks and settings” option.
Alternatively, you can type chrome://settings at the address bar to access your Chrome settings. And access “Import bookmarks and settings” option.
Chrome will automatically detect and show all the installed browsers on your computer. Click on the dropdown box and select the browser as “Microsoft Edge”. Ensure to enable the checkbox “Favorites/ Bookmarks” under “Select items to import”.
Click on the “Import” button. After completion of importing, you will see a success message like below. Click “Done” to complete the process.
Related: Manage favorites in Edge.
Export and Import Manually
Launch Open Edge and click on the three dots button on top right corner or press “Alt + X” keys. Click “Settings” option. Click on “Import info from another browser” option. Though this name is misleading, Edge allows downloading the favorites under this option.
Click on “Export to file” button and choose the location on your computer to save the favorites as HTML file. After saving the HTML file, Edge will show a success message as “All done!” in settings.
Now, open Google Chrome and follow the same process as explained above to open “Import bookmarks and settings” box. Here select “Bookmarks HTML file” option from the dropdown. Again ensure to check the “Favorites/Bookmarks” checkbox. Click on the “Choose File” and select the HTML favorites file you have downloaded from Edge.
After importing, Chrome will show you message that favorites are successfully imported.
Related: Manage bookmarks in Chrome.
Viewing Imported Bookmarks in Chrome
Whether you use direct import method or manually download/upload HTML file, Chrome will show the imported bookmarks separately without mixing with your existing bookmarks. This will help you to compare all the links are imported successfully. Follow these steps to view the imported bookmarks.
Click on the three vertical dots at the top right of your screen. Click on “Bookmarks” and go to “Imported From Edge”.
Here you can see all the imported favorites links from Microsoft Edge. Click any of the ‘favorite’ you want to access in Chrome. You can also move the imported bookmarks to other location just by dragging and dropping them.
Note, different browsers use the term ‘favorites’ and ‘bookmarks’ interchangeably. Chrome, Firefox, Opera Mini and some other browsers call these saved pages ‘bookmarks’. Microsoft Edge in its own words calls saved web pages ‘Favorites’.
As explained above, importing favorites from Edge to Chrome is a simply and easy process. It should only take few minutes even if you have large number of pages in favorites list. We recommend you to follow the HTML file download method. You can use the HTML file for any other reference and use the file to import favorites to Firefox or any other browsers also.