I like to use multiple browsers and always mess around with any new browser in town. And so, quite often I import/export my bookmarks around. If you are looking to move your browser bookmarks to a different browser, then I can help.
In this post, I’ll show you how to import and export bookmarks and other data in:
- Microsoft Edge
- Internet Explorer
Read Also: How To Transfer iOS Safari Bookmarks To Google Chrome
- Click on the three vertical dots menu at the top-right corner and go to Bookmarks > Import bookmarks and settings.
- Next, either select the an installed browser to directly import the bookmarks, or select the HTML file from your PC. While directly importing, you can select type of data as well, such as browser history, bookmarks, passwords, and search engines. Click on Import when you are done to import the data.
- Click on the three vertical dots menu again and go to Bookmarks > Bookmark manager.
- Go to Organize > Export bookmarks to HTML file. An HTML file will be ready to download.
- From the top bar, click on the Show Bookmarks button, and select Show all bookmarks. You may also use Ctrl + Shift + B for this.
- Next, click on the Import and Backup menu at the top and click on Import Bookmarks from HTML to import them from an HTML file, or click on Import Data from Another Browser to select another browser to directly import data.
From the same Import and Backup menu, click on the Export Bookmarks to HTML option and save the HTML.
- Open Opera menu from the top-left corner and click on Settings. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Alt + P.
- Here move to the Browser section from the left menu and click on the Import bookmarks and settings button under the Default browser heading.
- Now you can either select a supported browser from the drop-down list or select “Bookmarks HTML file” option to import from an HTML file.
Unfortunately, Opera doesn’t support export feature. However, you can use Bookmarks Import & Export Opera extension to get this functionality. Install and open up the extension, and click on the Export button to download the bookmarks HTML file.
- Click on the three horizontal dots menu at the top-right corner and select Settings.
- Now click on the Import from another browser button under the Import favorites and other info” button.
- Next, you can select a supported browser, or click on the Import from file button to import from an HTML file.
Go to the “Import your info” menu again and click on the “Export to file” button to download the HTML file.
Note: The export is only available in the Creators Update of Windows 10. In case you haven’t updated Windows 10 to Creators Update, you can use this third-party tool Edge Manage to export favorites.
- Click on the Star icon at the top-right corner, and click on the tiny upside down arrow next to the Add to favorites button. Here click on the Import and export option.
- A wizard will open up. Here you can either select Import from another browser or Import from a file option and then follow the wizard to import data.
- Open the same “Import and export” wizard and select the “Export to a file” option.
- On the next page, you can select the type of data that you want to export, including Favorites, Feeds, and Cookies. Afterward, click Next to finish the process and download the HTML file.
- Click on the Vivaldi menu button at the top-left corner and select Import Bookmarks and Settings from the File option.
- From the drop-down menu, you can select a supported browser or an HTML file. Interestingly, Vivaldi also supports importing data from Opera, although Opera natively doesn’t support the export feature.
To export bookmarks, go to the File menu again and select “Export Bookmarks” to download the HTML file.
While importing data, try to automatically import from an installed browser instead of an HTML file. This way you’ll be able to import more data, including cookies, bookmarks, history and saved passwords.
The exported HTML file usually only contains bookmarks, so direct importing is better and more convenient.
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