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How To Export Edge Favorites To Chrome & Firefox

After the recent November update, the process to export Edge favorites has changed significantly. Find out how to export your favorites from Edge to Chrome / Firefox in our guide below.

Microsoft Edge is undoubtedly a great browser, but a lack of extensions support is what truly brings it down. If you have been a loyal Edge user and are now looking for a way to export Edge favorites to another browser on Windows 10, you can follow the steps below to do so.

STEP 1: 

Download and install the following attached rar file [Jumpshare link] when you have done so, extract the contents to a location of your choosing. (We would like to applaud the efforts of emmet-gray for making this software).

STEP 2:

When you extract the contents of the rar file, locate the ‘Edge export.exe’ file in the folder and run it. By default, you will see the following directory in location, your username is located between \Users and \OneDrive as you can see in the image below, mine is rizwa.

You can choose to change the location of “Location of output file” to an easier location such as your desktop, but ultimately, this is where you will find your bookmark.html file.

You will enter this username in the “User’s Favorites to Export

Enter your username in the top most box.

Do keep in mind that by default, the file type at the end of the “Location of output file” is .htm, you have add an L at the end of it and make the extension into .html, as shown in the image above.

STEP 3:

When you click on “Export” after doing STEP 2, you will see the following prompt of “Done!“, now you have to navigate yourself to the directory of the location and find your bookmark.html file.

Now that we have the bookmark.html file in hand, we will now break this guide into how to import this file into Chrome and Firefox.

Import Exported Edge Favorites To Google Chrome:

To begin, start by clicking the 3 lines icon at the top right of the browser, navigate to Bookmarks and choose Import bookmarks and settings:

importing favorites to Chrome.

 

You will now see the following prompt appear, in the From: drop down box choose “Bookmarks HTML File”. 

How to select the HTML file.

When you have done so, click on the Choose File button below and navigate to the location of the Bookmark.html file we made in the previous steps:

Navigating to Bookmarks.html.

Navigating Chrome to the file.

When you have located the file, click on Open. When you do so, you will see the following confirmation box to show you have successfully imported the favorites!

We have now successfully been able to export Edge favorites to Chrome

Proof of concept

Import Exported Edge Favorites To Google Chrome:

Run your Firefox and press CTRL + SHIFT + B to bring up the Bookmarks library.

Importing Favorites to Firefox

You will see the following window open up:

importing bookmark.html to firefox.

When you have this window open, Click on Import and Backup in the tool bar and click on Import Bookmarks from HTML and navigate to the directory where your Bookmark.html is saved

firefox-3

When you find it, click on Open and you will now find your favorites imported into the Bookmark Menu, under Recently Bookmarked!

Your edge favorites are now in Firefox!

As you can see, this guide is relatively simple to do and is the only working method that works after the major November 2015 update. (This was tested on Windows 10 Pro x64 running build 10586.63).

If you found this guide to be helpful or face any issues, feel free to drop us a line in the comments section below and we will try to be of further assistance!

  • Aj Castelli

    The information about installing and running the “Edge export.exe” is incorrect. The rar file is a Visual Studio Solution that must be compiled. Visual Studio or alternative must be installed first. In my system this means installing VS into a VM, because I don’t want my host polluted with VS install files. This is a lot of extra work for nothing, simply because once again Micro$hoddy chose to stick it to the user, by not simply providing a Favorites export in Edge.