5 Minute HelpDesk – How to Back Up and Migrate Bookmarks to a Different Web browser?

5 Minute HelpDesk – How to Back Up and Migrate Bookmarks to a Different Web browser?

5 Minute HelpDesk – How to Back Up and Migrate Bookmarks to a Different Web browser?

Google Chrome

To export bookmarks in Chrome to an HTML file

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Select the Chrome Customize and Control button (the triple dots on the top right)
  • Click on Bookmarks
  • Select Bookmarks Manager from the drop-down menu (Short cut to open Bookmark Manager Ctrl+Shift+O )
  • Then select the Organize button (the 2nd set of triple dots on the blue banner) from the newly opened window.
  • Select “Export bookmarks “
How to Back up and Migrate Your Bookmarks | 5 Minute HelpDesk

You can see on the ” Save As” dialogue box that Chrome has automatically given the HTML file a name containing the current date. You can change the file name if you want.

  • Select the desired destination to save the file
  • Then, click “Save”

You have successfully exported your bookmarks. Now you can import it into another web browser.

To import bookmarks to Chrome.

Ensure no other web browsers are open

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Select the Chrome Customize and Control button
  • Select Bookmarks
  • Then select “Import Bookmarks and Settings”
How to Back up and Migrate Your Bookmarks | 5 Minute HelpDesk
  • Next, select the web browser from which you want to import the bookmarks
  • Then choose the bookmarks file you’d like to import
  • Click Import
How to Back up and Migrate Your Bookmarks | 5 Minute HelpDesk

You have successfully imported bookmarks. The imported files will appear in Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox

To export bookmarks in Firefox to an HTML file

How to Back up and Migrate Your Bookmarks | 5 Minute HelpDesk

A library window will be displayed (Short cut to open the library window: Ctrl+Shift+O )

How to Back up and Migrate Your Bookmarks | 5 Minute HelpDesk

From the Export Bookmarks File window, choose the desired location to save the file, named bookmarks.html by default. You can change the name if you want.

The Export Bookmarks File window will close and later close the Library window.

You have successfully exported your bookmarks from Firefox. Now you can import it into another web browser.

To import bookmarks from an HTML file

How to Back up and Migrate Your Bookmarks | 5 Minute HelpDesk

Internet Explorer

To export bookmarks in Internet Explorer

How to Back up and Migrate Your Bookmarks | 5 Minute HelpDesk
How to Back up and Migrate Your Bookmarks | 5 Minute HelpDesk
How to Back up and Migrate Your Bookmarks | 5 Minute HelpDesk

To import the bookmarks

How to Back up and Migrate Your Bookmarks | 5 Minute HelpDesk
How to Back up and Migrate Your Bookmarks | 5 Minute HelpDesk

You have successfully imported the bookmarks to Internet explorer.

Microsoft Edge

To exports Bookmarks in Microsoft Edge

To import the bookmarks

You have successfully imported the bookmarks.

Jargon Buster

Web Browser – An application used to access and view information on the internet: E.g. Google Chrome, Firefox etc.
Bookmarks – A saved shortcut which directs your browser to a specific webpage. Bookmarks store the title, URL, and favicon of the saved webpages.

Gordon Murdoch | Blog author | Computing Australia

Gordon Murdoch

Gordon is the Service Delivery Manager at The Computing Australia Group, he is responsible for the delivery of all Computing Australia technical support services. It is a busy portfolio to manage as we have a lot of techs and our clients generate thousands of new tickets every day. If you are looking for a tech company that is passionate about service delivery, give Computing Australia a go. Many of our clients have been with us for all of our last 20 years of operation which is something we are all proud of here.

Gordon Murdoch | Blog author | Computing Australia

Gordon Murdoch

Gordon is the Service Delivery Manager at The Computing Australia Group, he is responsible for the delivery of all Computing Australia technical support services. It is a busy portfolio to manage as we have a lot of techs and our clients generate thousands of new tickets every day. If you are looking for a tech company that is passionate about service delivery, give Computing Australia a go. Many of our clients have been with us for all of our last 20 years of operation which is something we are all proud of here.

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