Transfer favorites, bookmarks, passwords from other browsers to the Edge Chromium

On January 16, 2019 we reported that the Edge Chromium for Windows 10 was finally officially made available for download by Microsoft and is now being distributed to Windows 10 users via Windows Update. The Edge Chromium is also available for download for Windows 7 and 8.1.

Since the Edge Chromium will certainly find many followers relatively quickly due to its Chromium base , we would like to show you today how quickly and easily you can import data and settings from other browsers into the Edge Chromium . All you have to do is click on the displayed function after installing and starting Edge Chromium.

Import favorites now

Take Edge Chromium favorites

If this import function may not be displayed for you, you can also call it up manually

Settings (3 horizontal dots on the top right) – Favorites Import

Then you see the following display in the Edge Chromium.

In the ” Import user data ” area, you now have the following options in the Edge Chromium.

Import of browser data from the following browsers are available.

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • HTML file with favorites or bookmarks

Depending on the browser from which you want to import data or settings into the Edge Chromium , you will be offered the following options.

  • Favorites or bookmarks
  • Saved passwords
  • Addresses and more
  • Payment Information
  • browser history
  • Settings
  • Open tabs
  • search engines
  • Home page

During our tests, we have imported the favorites and bookmarks from Firefox and the Google Chrome browser into the Edge Chromium several times and have so far been unable to find any problems. However, it is recommended to close the other browsers before importing the data into the Chromium . You should also be aware of the following message.

Close Google Chrome

However, the import works without closing Google Chrome.

Your data has been transferred

Finally, the  import of the data into the Edge Chromium is not yet acknowledged by the following message.

Finished! Your data has been transferred.

The bookmarks and favorites , for example, are then successfully imported into the Edge Chromium .

Favorites bar and accepted favorites from Google Chrome

This makes it easy to switch and transfer browser data and browser settings to the Edge Chromium .

Finally, you will find more information about the new Edge Chromium for Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8 here.

– Prevent Microsoft Edge update to Edge Chromium