Export & Import Bookmarks


Export & Import Bookmarks

Exporting and importing bookmarks is extremely handy if you want to share your bookmarks with someone or if you want to transfer bookmarks from one computer or browser to another. It’s also extremely easy to do and only takes a few steps.

Export Bookmarks

Here we will export all bookmarks in the Bookmark Manager as an HTML file.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on your PC, and click the Favorites button on the top-right-hand side of the screen. Alternatively, navigate to Favorites by using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+O on Windows & Linux or ⌥+⌘+B on Mac.
Step 1: Click the Favorites menu on the top-right-hand side, Edge web-page
  1. You should see all your bookmark favorites displayed. Click the three-dot button on the right-hand side of the Favorites menu.
Step 2: Click the three-dot button on the right-hand side of the 'Favorites' menu
  1. On the drop-down, select Export Favorites.
Step 3: On the drop-down, select 'Export Favorites'
  1. Select a destination for the HTML file on your computer. You can rename the file here too if you prefer and save your bookmarks.
Step 4: Select the destination for the 'HTML' file on your computer and click save

That’s all there is to it! You’ve exported your bookmarks as an HTML file to your PC.

Import Bookmarks

Importing bookmarks is just as easy as exporting!

  1. If you want to import bookmarks, then follow steps 1-3 above. Then, click Import Favorites from the drop-down Favorites menu.
Step 1: Click 'Import Favorites' from the drop-down 'Favorites' menu
  1. On the Import browser data menu, select Favorites or Bookmarks HTML file in the first drop-down menu.
Step 2: On the 'Import browser data' menu, import from `Favorites or Bookmarks HTML file` in the first select menu.
  1. In the next prompt, click Choose a file, and you’ll be directed to select the HTML file to import.
Step 3: In the next prompt, click 'Choose a file'
  1. Choose the HTML file containing your bookmarks from your PC to import, and click Open.
Step 4: Choose the `HTML` file containing your bookmarks from your PC to import, and click 'Open'

Limits of Exporting & Importing

While exporting and importing is a good way of solving some issues, this method certainly has its limits.

If you’re sharing your bookmarks with someone, you might need to export your bookmarks multiple times if there are important changes that you need to share. If you are exporting your bookmarks from one computer or browser to another, you will need to export all your bookmarks, not just the ones you might need.

Transfer Bookmarks

There is a solution to these export-import limits, we recommend Bookmark Llama for transferring and sharing bookmarks.

Bookmark Llama will allow you to have access to any shared bookmark folder on any device or browser session as long as you’re logged into the extension.

Primarily, Bookmark Llama was created to share bookmarks so if you want to share a bookmark folder with someone, they will have access to the latest version of that bookmark folder, and any changes will sync instantly.

  1. Install the Microsoft Edge extension if you’re using Edge, and create an account.
Step 1: Install Bookmark Llama, and create an account
  1. Set up your account by answering a couple of questions, such as whether you would like to set up a completely new account or join an existing team.
Step 2: Set up your account
  1. Once you set up your account, select which bookmark folder you’d like to share, then click Share Folder. Depending on your use case, you can also create an entirely new folder.
Step 3: Select a bookmark folder to share
  1. Then you can share your folder, just add your recipients' email addresses, click Share Folder, and they’ll be sent an invite. If you just want to transfer your bookmark folder from one computer or browser to another, you can also “Skip Invites”.
Step 4: Invite others to your bookmark folder or skip invites

And…that’s it! You won’t need to make any changes to your usual bookmark flow. You can add, remove and rename bookmarks directly in your browser and your shared folder will be synced through Bookmark Llama. It’s that easy.

Confirmation of shared folder creation

Bookmark Llama is available on Edge, Chrome and Firefox. Happy Sharing 😊