Import or export bookmarks

You can import bookmarks or favorites from another browser into Google Chrome. You can also use your Chrome bookmarks somewhere else by exporting them as an HTML file.

Import bookmarks

You can import bookmarks from multiple sources.

From Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari

To import your bookmarks, follow these steps:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the top right, click the Menu Chrome menu.
  3. Select Bookmarks > Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  4. Select the program that contains the bookmarks you'd like to import.
  5. Click Import.
  6. Click Done.

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

If you already have bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks will be in a new folder labeled "Imported From…" 

From all other browsers

Export bookmarks from the browser as an HTML file: 

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the top right, click the Menu Chrome menu.
  3. Select Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  4. In the "From" drop-down menu, select Bookmarks HTML file.
  5. Select Choose File.
  6. Upload the saved HTML.
  7. Click Done.

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

If you already have bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks will be in a new folder labeled "Imported from…" 

From Google Toolbar
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Visit Bookmarks.
  3. Sign in with the same Google Account used to sign in to Google Toolbar.
  4. On the left, click Export bookmarks. Your bookmarks will download to your computer as an HTML file.
  5. In the top right, click the Menu Chrome menu.
  6. Select Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  7. In the "From" drop-down menu, select Bookmarks HTML file.
  8. Select Choose File.
  9. Upload the saved HTML.
  10. Click Done.
From other devices where you use Chrome

If your bookmarks are stored in Chrome on another device, the easiest way to get them on to the device you're using is by signing in to Chrome on both. Then sync the bookmarks to your Google Account.

Export bookmarks from Chrome

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. In the top right, click the Menu Chrome menu.
  3. Select Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager.
  4. In the manager, click the "Organize" menu.
  5. Select Export bookmarks.

Chrome will export your bookmarks as an HTML file, which you can then import into another browser.

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