How Do I Import Web Browser Favorites?

Importing/Exporting Browser Favorites and Other Data Components

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This article is only intended for users running Linux, Mac OS X, macOS Sierra, or Windows operating systems.

As Internet users, we all like to have options. From where we get our news to the website where we order pizza, the ability to choose makes the Web a wonderful place. Variety, after all, is the spice of life -- including which browser we use to access these sites.

If you're like most users, you save your frequently visited websites in the form of Bookmarks or Favorites. Unfortunately, if you decide to jump ship and use another browser down the road, these saved sites do not automatically make the voyage with you. Thankfully, the majority of browsers offer an import feature which allows you to migrate your favorite sites from one browser to another.

Long gone are the days where you were limited to just one or two Web browsers, as there are now dozens readily available at the click of a mouse. Among this bevy of applications are a select group who hold a large portion of the overall market share. Each one of these popular browsers offers this import/export functionality.

Below are step-by-step tutorials detailing how to import Bookmarks/Favorites and other data components into your favorite browser.