There could be times when you might want to import another browser data into Microsoft Edge browser when you are running it for the very first time on your computer. If so, you can follow this step-by-step guide to automatically import any other browser’s data into Edge at first run. You can set things up in your enterprise with the help of the Registry Editor and the Local Group Policy Editor.
How to automatically Import another browser data into Edge at the first run
To automatically import another browser data into Edge at first run, follow these steps:
- Press Win+R to display the Run dialog.
- Type regedit > hit the Enter button.
- Click the Yes button.
- Navigate to Microsoft in HKLM.
- Right-click on Microsoft > New > Key.
- Name it as Edge.
- Right-click on Edge > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Name it as AutoImportAtFirstRun.
- Double-click on it to set the Value as follows.
- Click the OK button and reboot your computer.
To know more about the aforementioned steps, keep reading.
To get started, you need to open the Registry Editor on your computer. For that, press Win+R, type regedit and hit the Enter button. When the UAC prompt appears on your screen, click the Yes button.
Next, navigate to this path:
Here you need to create a sub-key. For that, right-click on the Microsoft key, select New > Key and set the name as Edge.
Then, right-click on the Edge key, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and set the name as AutoImportAtFirstRun.
Now, you need to set the Value data. For that, double-click on it and set the Value data as follows:
- From default browser: 0
- From Internet Explorer: 1
- From Google Chrome: 2
- From Safari: 3
- Disable: 4
- From Mozilla Firefox: 5
Then, click the OK button and reboot your computer to get the change.
However, if you want to revert the change or do not want to import data, you can delete the AutoImportAtFirstRun REG_DWORD value. For that, right-click on it > select the Delete option > click on the Yes button.
Read: How to import Browsing History from default browser to Chrome on first run.
How to automatically import another browser data into Edge at first run using Group Policy
To automatically import another browser data into Edge at first run using Group Policy, follow these steps:
- Search for gpedit.msc in the Taskbar search box.
- Click on the individual search result.
- Navigate to Microsoft Edge in Computer Configuration.
- Double-click on the Automatically import another browser’s data and settings at first run.
- Select the Enabled option.
- Choose the browser option from the drop-down list.
- Click the OK button.
Let’s delve into these steps in detail.
At first, you need to open the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer. To do that, search for gpedit.msc in the Taskbar search box and click on the individual search result.
Then, navigate to the following path:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge
Double-click on the Automatically import another browser’s data and settings at first run on the right-hand side. Select the Enabled option and choose a browser from the drop-down list.
Click the OK button to save the change.
How do I import browser history into Edge?
To import browser history and data into Edge from another browser, you need to follow the linked article. For that, open the Settings and select the Favorites option. Click on the three-dotted icon and select the Import favorites option. Next, choose the source browser, select the profile, choose what you want to import, and click the Import button.
How do I import Chrome browser data to Edge?
To import Chrome browser data to Edge, you can follow the above-mentioned guide. However, if you want to get the job done automatically when you open the browser for the first time, you can use the GPEDIT or REGEDIT. Those steps are mentioned in this article, and you need to follow them accordingly.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.
Read: Import Bookmarks, Passwords into Chrome browser from another browser.