How to Save Your Browser Bookmarks

Overview

This page shows how to save you browser bookmarks and reinstall them on a new computer or profile.

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 Google Chrome...


Syncing Chrome to Your Google Account

  1. Open Chrome and select the user icon located in the top right corner.


     
  2. Select Turn on sync...


     
  3. Enter your gmail address and select Next. If you don't have a Gmail account you will need to create one.


     
  4. Enter your password and select Next.


     
  5. Select Yes, I'm in.


Chrome will now sync your bookmarks to your Google account. When you log into Chrome on another computer or profile Chrome will import all of your settings.

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Exporting Your Bookmarks to an HTML File

  1. Open Chrome and select the menu that looks like 3 vertical dots located in the top right corner. Then select Bookmarks. Then select Bookmarks manager.


     
  2. Select the menu that looks like 3 vertical dots located on the top right of Chrome just below the other menu. The select Export bookmarks. 


     
  3. Name the file and select Save. Remember the location where the file is saved or save it directly to a flash drive.

If you did not save the file directly to a flash drive remember to locate the file in file explorer and save the file to an external drive so you can access it to load your settings into Chrome.

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Import Your Bookmarks into Chrome Using the HTML File

  1. Open Chrome and select the menu that looks like 3 vertical dots located in the top right corner. Then select Settings.

     

  2. Select Import bookmarks and settings. 

     

  3. In the drop down menu select Bookmarks HTML File and select Import. 

     

  4. Locate the file on your flash drive or other external drive and select Open.

     

  5. Select Done. 

Your bookmarks should now be available in Chrome.

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 Mozilla Firefox...

 

Syncing Firefox by Creating an Account

  1. Open Firefox, select the user icon located in the top right corner, then select Turn on Sync...



  2. Enter your email address that you want to use and select Continue.



  3. Fill in the required information and select Create account.



  4. Choose the items you want to sync and select Save selections.



  5. You will receive the following message.



  6. Open your email account and find the email sent by Firefox to verify your email and select Verify email.



  7. You will receive the following message verifying your account.

Firefox will now sync your bookmarks and other settings to all devices you are signed into Firefox.

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Exporting Your Bookmarks to an HTML File

  1. Open Firefox and select the Bookmarks icon at the top right of the page, then select Bookmarks.


     
  2. On the next menu select Show All Bookmarks.


     
  3. Select Import and Backup, then select Export Bookmarks to HTML...


     
  4. Name the file and select Save. Remember the location where the file is saved or save it directly to a flash drive.

If you did not save the file directly to a flash drive remember to locate the file in file explorer and save the file to an external drive so you can access it to load your bookmarks into Firefox.

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Import Your Bookmarks into Firefox Using the HTML File

  1. Open Firefox and select the Bookmarks icon at the top right of the page, then select Bookmarks.


     
  2. On the next menu select Show All Bookmarks. 


     
  3. Select Import and Backup, then select Import Bookmarks from HTML...


  4. Locate the file on your flash drive or other external drive and select Open.

Your bookmarks should now be available in Firefox.

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 Internet Explorer...


Exporting Your Bookmarks to an HTML File

  1. Open Internet Explorer and select the star icon that represents favorites located in the top right corner.


     
  2. Select the arrow located next to Add to favorites then from the drop down menu select Import and export...


     
  3. Select Export to a file then select Next>.


     
  4. Choose your export settings then select Next>.


     
  5. Select the folder that you want to export your favorites from then select Next>. If you are unsure which folder to choose select the top folder.


     
  6. Select Browse... to choose where to save the file. Remember the location where the file is saved or save it directly to a flash drive. Then select Export.


     
  7. Select Finish.

If you did not save the file directly to a flash drive remember to locate the file in file explorer and save the file to an external drive so you can access it to load your settings into Internet Explorer.

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Import Your Bookmarks into Internet Explorer Using the HTML File

  1. Select the star icon that represents favorites located in the top right corner.


     
  2. Select the arrow located next to Add to favorites then from the drop down menu select Import and export...


     
  3. Select Import from a file then select Next>.


     
  4. Select the items you would like to import then select Next>.


     
  5. Select Browse... then locate and select the HTML file you saved previously then select Next>.


     
  6. Select the destination folder for your favorites then select Import. If you are unsure which folder to choose select the top folder.


     
  7. Select Finish.

Your bookmarks should now be available in Internet Explorer.

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 Microsoft Edge...


Exporting Your Bookmarks to an HTML File

  1. Open Edge and select the moving star icon located in the top right corner then select the gear icon.


     
  2. Select Import from another browser.


     
  3. Select Export to file.


     
  4. Select Save. Remember the location where the file is saved or save it directly to a flash drive.


If you did not save the file directly to a flash drive remember to locate the file in file explorer and save the file to an external drive so you can access it to load your bookmarks into Edge.

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Import Your Bookmarks Into Edge Using the HTML File

  1. Open Edge and select the moving star icon located in the top right corner then select the gear icon.


     
  2. Select Import from another browser.


     
  3. Select Import from file. 


     
  4. Locate and select the HTML file you saved previously and select Open.

Your bookmarks should now be available in Edge.

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