- Microsoft Edge is Microsoft's new default web browser, having replaced Internet Explorer.
- The guide below will show you how you can import your Favorites from another browser into Edge.
- To read more about this amazing browser, head over to our Edge Hub.
- If you want to know more about browsers in general, check out our Browsers page.
A lot of Windows 10 users probably decided to switch to Microsoft Edge once it got fully released. And one of the main ‘problems’ when switching to another browser is adding your bookmarks or favorites from the previous browser.
So, in this quick guide, I’m going to show you how you can easily import your Favorites from your previous browser into Edge, so you don’t have to visit every site and do it manually.
How can I import my Favorites to Microsoft Edge?
Microsoft included the option of importing favorites from other browsers into Edge, so you can easily do that, in just a few moments.
Here’s exactly how to import favorites or bookmarks from other web browsers to Microsoft Edge:
- Open Edge and go to the dotted menu (…)
- At the bottom of the main menu click on Settings to open the settings window
- Choose Import favorites from another browser
- It will scan all browsers installed on your computer, so you can check from which browser you want to import favorites to
- After you checked the desired browser, just click Import and the bookmarks will appear in Edge soon
That’s it, now you have all your saved favorites from other browsers in Microsoft Edge. This is a great option because going to every site individually and saving the favorites on your own would be very annoying, and it would require a lot of time.
Unfortunately, Microsoft Edge doesn’t support importing HTML bookmarks yet, also you can’t just drag your bookmarks from another browser to Edge like it is the case with some other web browsers.
We don’t know if Microsoft changes it in the future, so we can’t tell you anything right now.
Now you know how to easily import your favorites from another browser, but if you have any performance problems with Microsoft Edge, like connection or crashing issues, you can check out our article where we talk about these problems.
How to customize the Favorites bar in Microsoft Edge
Since the writing of this post, Microsoft added a series of new interesting features to Edge. For example, you can now customize your Favorites bar and better organize your pages into folders.
Other than that, you can also edit the URL of the saved pages, remove folders from your Favorites list and even pin webpages to the Start Menu.
Speaking of Edge’s Favorites page, many users complained that this page disappeared after installing the latest Windows 10 updates. For more information on how to bring it back, you can use this guide.
Opera lets you manage your Favorites from the home screen
The intuitive design is usually found in browsers with big teams behind them, like Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Google Chrome. However, some hidden gems have a lot to offer.
For example, no web browser can currently match Opera when it comes to the sheer customization capabilities that it provides you with.
This doesn’t include just visual tweaks, it also includes rearranging UI elements such as your Favorites in ways that suit your needs better.
Even if you can’t manage to do so with Opera’s built-in tools, there’s always at least one extension that will get it done instead.
More so, importing Favorites from other browsers is extremely easy, and you will be prompted to do so anyway when you first install Opera.
You can remove and add favorites to your home screen, create a new Favorites menu with rather ease. Also, you can group favorite websites for different profiles. You can create your own profiles, making it great for PCs with multiple users.
OperaA web browser that highlights customization features in ways that other browsers can only dream of!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.