Browser: Exporting or Importing Bookmarks or Favorites

Summary

Users can export their bookmarks or favorites from a browser for backup or migration to a different browser or computer. This article details how to export or import your bookmarks or favorites from Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari for both Windows and MacOS users. 

 

How-To

Google Chrome

Task: To export/import bookmarks from Google Chrome

Instructions

Step 1 - Click the "Three dots on the top right

Step 2 - Select "Bookmarks and lists", then select "Bookmark manager"

Image showing path to open bookmark manager

 

Step 3 - Click the "Three dots on the top right of the bookmark manager, then select "Export bookmarks" or "Import bookmarks"

three dots of the bookmark manager  export bookmarks

 

Step 4 - Export and Import

  • If you choose Export Name, and Save the .HTML file
  • If you choose Import - Locate and select the .HTML file that you have saved, or choose "Import from another browser" if desired.

 

Outcome

Your bookmarks are now successfully exported/imported from Google Chrome. The bookmarks HTML file you saved is now ready for backup or migration to a different browser or computer.

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Microsoft Edge

Task: To export favorites from Microsoft Edge

Instructions

Step 1 - Click the "Three dotson the top right

Step 2 - Select "Favorites"

image of edge bookmark

 

Step 3 - Click the "Three dotson the top right of the Favorites, then select "Export favorites" or "Import favorites"

image of hwo to export favorties

 

Step 4 - Export and Import

  • If you choose Export Name, and Save the .HTML file
  • If you choose Import - Locate and select the .HTML file that you have saved, or choose "Import from another browser" if desired.

 

Outcome

Your favorites are now successfully exported/imported from Microsoft Edge. The favorites HTML file you saved is now ready for backup or migration to a different browser or computer.

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Mozilla Firefox

Task: To export bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox

Instructions

Step 1 - Click the "Three barson the top right

Step 2 - Select "Bookmarks"

image of firefox bookmarks

 

Step 3 - At the bottom of all the bookmarks, select "Manage bookmarks"

Step 4 - Select the "Two arrows" for import and backup, then select "Export bookmarks to HTML..."

image of firefox windows export bookmark image of firefox mac export bookmark

 

Step 5 - Export and Import

  • If you choose Export Name, and Save the .HTML file
  • If you choose Import - Locate and select the .HTML file that you have saved, or choose "Import from another browser" if desired.

 

Outcome

Your bookmarks are now successfully exported/imported from Mozilla Firefox. The bookmarks HTML file you saved is now ready for backup or migration to a different browser or computer.

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Apple Safari

Task: To export bookmarks from Apple Safari

Instructions

Step 1 - Select "File" on the top left

Step 2 - Select "Export". then select "Bookmarks..."

safari exporting bookmarks

 

Step 3 - Name and Save the file 

 

Outcome

Your bookmarks are now successfully exported/imported from Apple Safari. The bookmarks HTML file you saved is now ready for backup or migration to a different browser or computer.

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Further Readings

Google Chrome Help - Import Chrome bookmarks & settings 

Microsoft Support - Move collections, favorites, passwords and more from Microsoft Edge 

Firefox Support - Export Firefox bookmarks to an HTML file to back up or transfer bookmarks 

Apple Support - Import bookmarks, history, and passwords in Safari on Mac 

 

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Details

Article ID: 4896
Created
Mon 4/1/24 1:44 PM
Modified
Thu 4/4/24 8:55 AM
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