Import Bookmarks and Other Browsing Data to Google Chrome

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Google Chrome doesn't ship with Microsoft Windows, but many users – particularly people who've invested heavily in Google's products-and-services ecosystem – prefer the browser over the default Windows 10 browser, Microsoft Edge.

Migrating from other browsers is a straightforward process using Chrome's built-in import tool.

Import from Chrome

To import Chrome bookmarks you've already archived to an HTML file:

  1. Open the Bookmark Manager in Chrome by pressing Ctrl+Shift+O on your keyboard. Alternatively, click the Chrome menu button (the three vertically stacked dots) and select Bookmarks | Bookmark manager.
  2. Click Organize to open a submenu of other options.
  3. Choose Import bookmarks from HTML file.

Chrome will import the contents of the file.

If you're migrating from a browser that doesn't enjoy significant market share, and if that browser exports bookmarks to HTML, use this process to migrate from that browser to Chrome. Some niche Linux browsers, for example, support export-to-HTML capability.

Import from Internet Explorer, Edge or Firefox

Chrome can extract bookmarks and other browsing data (like stored passwords and form data) directly from Internet Explorer, Edge or Firefox, without using an import/export file:

  1. Open the Chrome menu (the three dots under the "Exit" button).
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Under the People section, click the button called Import bookmarks and settings....
  4. Select your browser from the drop-down menu. Chrome limits options to the browsers already installed on your PC. For example, if you're running Windows 10 but do not use Firefox, Chrome's importer will show IE and Edge.
  5. After you select one of those browsers, pick what to import, such as the browsing history, favorites, passwords, search engines and form data.
  6. Click Import to begin data transfer.
  7. Click Done to close that window and return to Chrome.

You should receive a Success! message to indicate that the import process completed correctly. You'll find the imported bookmarks on the bookmarks bar in their own respective folders: Imported From IE or Imported From Firefox.