How to Import Bookmarks to Google Chrome

Switching browsers doesn't have to mean losing important info

What to Know

  • HTML file: Select three dots > Bookmarks > Bookmark manager > three dots > Import Bookmarks > choose file.
  • From Microsoft browser: Select three dots > Settings > Import bookmarks and settings > choose items to import.

This article explains how to import browser bookmarks in Chrome versions 0.4.154 and later.

How to Import Bookmarks to Chrome

If you have some old bookmarks archived in an HTML file, here's how to import them to Chrome:

  1. Select the menu (three-dot) icon in Chrome.

    The More menu in Chrome
  2. Choose Bookmarks Bookmark manager.

    The Bookmarks and Bookmark Manager options in Chrome
  3. On the Bookmarks page, select the menu (three-dot) icon, and choose Import Bookmarks.

    The "Import bookmarks" command in Chrome
  4. Navigate to the HTML file on your hard drive and select Open. Chrome imports the contents of the file.

    Google Chrome Bookmarks import bookmarks function
  5. The imported bookmarks should now appear in the bookmark manager.

How to Import Bookmarks From Internet Explorer or Edge

Chrome extracts bookmarks and other browsing data (like stored passwords and form data) directly from Internet Explorer or Edge without using an import/export file.

Microsoft no longer supports Internet Explorer and recommends that you update to the newer Edge browser. Head to their site to download the newest version.

  1. Open Chrome and select the menu (three-dot) icon.

    The More menu in Chrome
  2. Choose Settings.

    Settings in Chrome
  3. Under the You and Google section, select Import bookmarks and settings.

    The "Import Bookmarks and Settings" command in Chrome
  4. From the drop-down menu, select your browser and choose the items to import, such as browsing history, favorites, passwords, search engines, and form data.

    You can choose which web browser to import bookmarks from
  5. Select Import to begin the data transfer.

  6. Success! message indicates the import process completed correctly.

    Google Chrome with import bookmarks and settings window displayed
  7. Select Done to close the window and return to Chrome.

  8. You can find the imported bookmarks on the bookmarks bar in their respective folder, such as Imported From Edge.

How to Migrate From Other Browsers

If you migrate bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox or a less-popular browser, and it exports bookmarks to HTML, use that process to import your data to Chrome. Some niche Linux browsers, for example, also support export-to-HTML capability.

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