How to Export Favorites From Microsoft Edge in Windows 11

You don't need to manually look for all your favorites

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Microsoft Edge now comes with the ability to export your favorites from the browser to an HTML file. This can come in handy as a backup or for when you want to import to another browser.

How do I export all bookmarks from Edge?

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge on your PC and click on the three ellipses at the top right corner and select Favorites.
  2. Click on the three dots then select the Export favorites option.
  3. Select a location you’d like to save in, rename if necessary then hit Save.

The file is saved in HTML format because most modern browsers support HTML and it would be easier to import without compatibility issues.

To import, simply follow the above steps and this time select Import favorites. You can then select the HTML file you exported and your Favorites will be restored.

Troubleshoot common issues when exporting favorites from Microsoft Edge

  • Export option missing – If you cannot find the export option, you’re probably on an older version of Microsoft Edge and you need to update your browser.
  • Unable to export – This could be caused by a range of issues from network errors but usually, it’s some restrictions. If you’re using a work/school account, switch to your personal account and try again.
  • Error during export – If the export stops midway or keeps getting an error, ensure you have enough storage space. Also, ensure your firewall is not blocking the export process.
  • Export file not opening – The export file is saved in HTML format so you’ll need an HTML viewer. If this still doesn’t work, it may be corrupted. Scan your system for viruses then export again.

So, in case you’re changing a browser, computer, or User Account, you don’t need to manually look for all your favorites. All you need to do is export an HTML file from Microsoft Edge and keep it in a folder for later use.

Ensure you’re regularly exporting your favorites and enable syncing across devices so that your files are consistent regardless of the device you’re using.

If you’re on the earlier version of Edge, we also share how to export favorites from Internet Explorer so don’t hesitate to check out our expert article on the same.

And it’s not just your Favorites that can be saved. You can also export your browser history if you regularly clear your cache and cookies. You should also familiarize yourself with the Microsoft Edge collections feature that lets you keep images and other webpage content for later use.

Are there any features that you think are needed in Microsoft Edge to make exporting easier? Let us know in the comment section below.

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