How to import data from other browsers on Microsoft Edge

Applies to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

Introduction

Microsoft Edge allows you to import your data from other web browsers. Thus, making it easier for you to get started in Edge once you have moved from a different web browser.

Information such as: Favourites, Bookmarks, Auto Fill data, saved passwords and browsing history. All with a click of a button. This gathers these from Google Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer. If you are importing from another browser, you will need to import data as a HTML file. 

Details

To import your browsing data from other web browsers, please click onto your avatar near the address bar.

Then select Manage profile settings under your name.

This will open a page like this, where you can customise, you’re your account settings for your account. 

Please select Import browsing data from the list of options

You will get a pop-up like this

You can then choose the browser you want to import your data from. You can choose what you want to import by ticking the boxes. Tick means yes, un-ticked means no. 

Then select import. 

The you will begin to notice that your settings and data are been synced. You may need to restart your browser, however I did not need to. 

Please note: If you choose to import favorites and bookmarks from other browsers as a HTML file, you will only be able to import your favorites and bookmarks and not saved passwords. Other options may vary depending on which browser you have chosen to import your data from. 

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It's great but by any chance cna it be used to move data from Edge Beta to a fresh install of edge, once features settle and proven useful, like collections, tried it in beta, loved it used it a lot, now I would love to sync those collections and they don't seem to sync.. 

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Only options are Edge legacy, Explorer, or HTML!

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Hey there, ErnestoMadriz 

Welcome to the Microsoft Community forums. 

It's great but by any chance cna it be used to move data from Edge Beta to a fresh install of edge, once features settle and proven useful, like collections, tried it in beta, loved it used it a lot, now I would love to sync those collections and they don't seem to sync.. 

The collections should now be syncing no matter which version of Edge Chromium you are using. However, notes may not display on the public build due to this not being rolled out yet. 

If they are still not syncing, please let me know and I will provide troubleshooting steps for you to try and resolve that issue. 

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P.S sorry for the late reply. I have only just noticed your comment. 

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Hey there, MikeLangway

Welcome to the Microsoft Community forums. 

Only options are Edge legacy, Explorer, or HTML!

This happened before, and when I spoke to someone from the Edge team regarding this, they said it should have the option to import from other browsers. 

Which browser are you trying to import data from?

On Edge Chromium, Canary preview build, this is what I see:

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Hey Nathan,

Edge Beta > Edge release

Is to keep new features I use and enjoy in beta versions, and put them into the release version.. in case the features that I use and enjoy in beta, and land into the release version I can migrate in the latest release version.

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Hey there, ErnestoMadriz

On my PC, I use all three preview builds :) 

The content should sync over as they are stored on the cloud under your Microsoft Account :)

If you would like to look at the feedback they have been sent, and jump into discussions about those feedback. Please jump in here:

https://aka.ms/MSEdgeTopFeedback

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Is there any API to do the classic settings-export/import via Powershell?

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Could you make a option to import data from other browsers like brave

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Hi Veli,

Do you not see Brave in the list? If not, you may manually import the bookmarks.

Importing Bookmarks/Favourites from Brave Browser to New Microsoft - Microsoft Community

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