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How to Export Favorites in Edge on Windows 10

Ben Stegner 15-02-2017

Browser bookmarks can easily get out of hand. After years of using the web, you probably have hundreds of bookmarks How to Manage Years of Browser Bookmarks: 5 Steps to Tidiness Have hundreds or thousands of bookmarks that you need to get under control? Follow this step-by-step process to get organized. Read More , likely with dozens you don’t ever use. Regardless of how many bookmarks you have, losing them isn’t fun, since you’d have to track them all down again and set them up just right.


Arriving soon in the Windows 10 Creators Update A Peek Into the Windows 10 Creators Update Microsoft just announced the next major Windows 10 upgrade. The Creators Update will come to 400 million users in Spring 2017. Here are the highlights of Wednesday's Windows 10 event. Read More and available now for Windows Insiders, Microsoft Edge will finally allow you to export your bookmarks to back up or transfer them. It doesn’t take more than a minute, making this an excellent way to keep a copy of your favorites for safekeeping.

Once you’ve received the update, open Edge and click the three-dot menu in the top-right corner. Scroll down to Settings and look for the Import favorites and other info header. Click the Import from another browser button, and then the Export to file button to send them to an HTML file. Give it a name and save it anywhere you like.

Now, you can send those bookmarks to another PC or just keep them handy in case you reset your PC. To import them into edge, repeat the above steps, but at the last step, click Import from file instead of exporting. Note that Chrome and Firefox already have built-in options to import bookmarks from Edge, so you can use those without waiting for the Creators Update.

For more on Microsoft Edge, check out our guide to all its settings A Quick and Dirty Guide to Every Setting in Microsoft Edge If you decide to use Edge, the first thing you should do is set the browser up, which includes tweaking all of the settings according to your needs. Here's everything you need to know. Read More .

Do you use Microsoft Edge as your primary browser? Tell us if you’ll appreciate the functionality to export your bookmarks with one click!


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