Import bookmarks & settings

You can switch browsers without losing your settings and all the bookmarks for your favorite websites. Depending on the browser you used, your settings can include the following info:

  • browsing history
  • default homepage
  • bookmarks
  • default search engines
  • saved passwords

Add bookmarks to Chrome

To import bookmarks from most browsers, like Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Select Bookmarks and then Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  4. Select the program that contains the bookmarks you'd like to import.
  5. Click Import.
  6. Click Done.
From the Google Toolbar on Internet Explorer
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Go to google.com/bookmarks.
  3. Sign in with the same Google Account you used with Google Toolbar.
  4. On the left, click Export bookmarks. Your bookmarks will download to your computer as an HTML file.
  5. At the top right, click More More.
  6. Select Bookmarks and then Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  7. From the drop-down menu, select Bookmarks HTML file.
  8. Select Choose File.

From all other browsers

  1. On your computer, export your bookmarks from the browser as an HTML file.
  2. Open Chrome.
  3. At the top right, click More More.
  4. Select Bookmarks and then Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  5. From the drop-down menu, select Bookmarks HTML file.
  6. Select Choose File.

If you haven't created any bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks show up in the bookmarks bar.

If you already have bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks are in a new folder labeled "Imported."

On a Chromebook

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Select Bookmarks and then Bookmark manager.
  4. At the top left, click Organize.
  5. From the drop-down menu, select Import Bookmarks from HTML file.
  6. Upload the saved HTML.

Open your bookmarks

  1. At the top right, click More More and then Bookmarks.
  2. If you already had bookmarks in Chrome, look for a new folder named "Imported."

Learn more about saving, viewing, and editing bookmarks.

Get bookmarks on all your devices

Turn sync on in Chrome with the same Google Account on all your devices. By default, your bookmarks will sync on all of them.

Learn more about getting your bookmarks on all your devices.

How bookmarks are imported

If you didn't have any bookmarks in Chrome, the imported bookmarks appear in the bookmarks bar.

If you already had bookmarks in Chrome, the imported bookmarks are added to the "Other bookmarks" folder at the end of the bookmarks bar.

Learn more about using the bookmarks bar.

Move bookmarks to another browser

If you decide to use a different browser, you can take all your Chrome bookmarks with you.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Select Bookmarks and then Bookmark Manager.
  4. At the top, click More More and then Export Bookmarks.

Chrome exports your bookmarks as an HTML file. Use this file to import your bookmarks into another browser.

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