Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Import Bookmarks and Other Browsing Data to Google Chrome Switching browsers doesn't have to mean losing important info by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on September 09, 2019 S3studio / Getty Images Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email If you use the default Microsoft Windows web browser, Microsoft Edge, or any other browser, and want to switch to Google Chrome, it's easy to migrate your browsing data, including bookmarks. Instructions in this article apply to Chrome versions 0.4.154 and later. Import from Chrome To import Chrome bookmarks that are archived in an HTML file: Open Chrome. Select the menu (three-dot) icon, then choose Bookmarks > Bookmark manager. Or, press Ctrl+Shift+O. On the Bookmarks page, select the menu (three-dot) icon, then choose Import Bookmarks. Choose the HTML file and select Open. Chrome imports the contents of the file. The imported bookmarks appear in the bookmark manager. Import from Firefox or Edge Chrome extracts bookmarks and other browsing data (like stored passwords and form data) directly from Firefox or Edge without using an import/export file. Here's how to make it work. Open Chrome and select the menu (three-dot) icon. Choose Settings. In the People section, select Import bookmarks and settings. 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. Select Import to begin the data transfer. A Success! message indicates the import process completed correctly. Select Done to close the window and return to Chrome. You'll find the imported bookmarks on the bookmarks bar in their respective folder, such as Imported From Edge. Migrating From Other Browsers If you migrate bookmarks from a less-popular browser, and it exports bookmarks to HTML, use that process to migrate the data to Chrome. Some niche Linux browsers, for example, support export-to-HTML capability.