How to Import or Export Edge browser Favorites to an HTML file

Microsoft has added the ability to Export and Import your Favorites in Edge browser in the HTML file format. This feature is currently available in Insider Builds, but will soon appear in the final builds of Windows 10. This feature will save you both, time and efforts, as you will now be easily able to export to or import from, favorites and bookmarks from any web browser.

Export Edge favorites as HTML file

UPDATE: Things keep changing with every version of Windows 10 – and things have changed in Windows 10 v1703!

In the recent version of Edge browser on Windows 10 v1703, to export Edge browser favorites, open Microsoft Edge web browser, and move the cursor to the upper right-hand corner of your computer screen and select More actions menu. Select Settings and click on Click on Import from another browser button, which appears under the Import favorites and other info setting.

import export favorites edge

A new Import your info panel will open. Here you will be able to Import data from IE, Chrome & Firefox. You will also be able to Import file from or to Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox or Export your Edge data as an HTML file.

The procedure in earlier versions of Windows 10, prior to Creators Update is as follows.

Open Microsoft Edge web browser, and move the cursor to the upper right-hand corner of your computer screen and select More actions menu.

From the list displayed, select Settings and then choose ‘View Favorites Settings‘ under ‘Favorites’.

Export Edge favorites as HTML file

Under ‘Favorite Settings’ you will see options like showing or not showing the favorites bar, importing favorites from Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome – as also the feature to import or export a file.

You will see two buttons:

  • Import from file
  • Export to file.

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Select ‘Export to file‘ option here to export favorites to an HTML file. When ‘Save As’ dialog appears on your screen, select a location, give a new name to the file and hit ‘Save’.

Now if you need to import these favorites on another computer maybe, you will have to use the Import from file button.

Thus, a user no more needs to manually look for all his favorites. All he has to do is use import or export an HTML file into a browser, and get all his bookmarks restored. This functionality is especially useful in case you’re changing a browser, computer, or User Account.

 

You might want to take a look at freeware EdgeManage too. It can perform several functions like import, export, sort, move and rename Edge favorites.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

12 Comments

  1. Csaba

    Hi!

    What do you think: when does arrive the Export function of Edge in the end user version like Win 10 Home?

  2. This feature is currently available only in Insider Builds, but will soon appear in the final builds of Windows 10. When … I have no idea. 🙂

  3. Nathan Schubert

    I’m also needing to export and am awaiting when Edge gets this done. At least they finally got around to adding browser extensions.

  4. Nathan Schubert

    Is their anyway I can create the HTML file manually? I don’t have an insider build and I have ~1,000 bookmarks organized into folders and sub-folders.

  5. John Smith

    I want to know how to create the HTML manually as well, is there an website that can help? I can’t find the export button

  6. Scott Kendall

    There is no export button. What ever you are showing is fake.

  7. Just because you are incompetent to look around and find them doesn’t make the post fake! Look around you will see the settings! Things change in every Windows 10 version a bit and it has changed a bit in the latest version too!

  8. Dale

    The version of Edge I’m running, has no export. The heading you illustrate (“Favorites”) is, in my Edge, labeled “Import Favorites and other info”.

    In an earlier post you stated that “this feature is currently available only in Insider Builds”. Not being a Micro$oft Insider, I don’t have that build. While I can’t go so far as to call your post “fake”, I will say that taunting us outsiders with features available only inside the walls of Redmond, is … less than useful.

  9. Ray Stahl

    Nope. It is not in my build. This post is worthless

  10. Prof59

    This is not how it works as of Oct 2017. Under the Favorites/Settings, there is no button for Export. You have to click the IMPORT button, and then you see the Export button. Stupid, but that’s what I expected or I wouldn’t have tried it.

  11. Michael Reed

    Apparently this requires the Creator’s update to have been installed in order to work.
    I can’t do that in my corporate environment so that’s a pain….

  12. Michael Reed

    and… apparently this requires the Creator’s update to have been installed in order to work.
    I can’t do that in my corporate environment so that’s a pain….

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