04-08-2019 12:11 PM
04-08-2019 12:11 PM
Please add Google Chrome to the drop down list so we can import data from it to the new Microsoft Edge (Passwords, bookmarks, extensions, autofill data, History etc).
so far only possible way is to export bookmarks from Chrome to HTML and import it to the new Edge.
04-09-2019 02:10 AM - edited 04-09-2019 02:13 AM
Hey @HotCakeX, importing data from Chrome to the new Edge is supported. You should be able to select Chrome as the source browser from
the First Run Experiece > Customize Import or
Settings > Profiles> Import browser data views.
If you aren't seeing Chrome as an option, there may be some issue in the import process.
One of the known bugs where the Chrome option doesn't shows up is if the Chrome "Local State" file is larger than 25 mb. This is a bug in Chrome itself where at times the file can balloon to huge sizes and we have to disable the import from Chrome options from our side.
you can see the file at "%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data". Just paste that in your windows explorer and check if that file is present. On my system, the file looks like this;
What is the size of the file on your system?
04-09-2019 04:13 AM - edited 04-09-2019 04:15 AM
Hi, I'm using Chrome beta (version 74) and that Local State file is here in my system:
"C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome Beta\User Data"
as you can see it's only 100kb. I should mention that the original Edge also doesn't have Chrome as import browser, even when i was on stable Chrome channel.
04-09-2019 05:22 AMSolution
Currently, we don't support import from any dev/beta/canary versions of Chrome. We only allow import for the stable version of Chrome.
That said, please do keep sharing your feedback on the new Edge. We keep a close eye on user voices and if there are enough asks on this front, we would love to update our roadmap accordingly.
04-09-2019 06:43 AM
04-09-2019 11:42 PM
We have implemented importing of favicons for favorites but it is not yet in the Dev build. I am expecting that this fix will find its way into Dev in the next few weeks.
10-31-2019 02:55 AM
@rishavsharan can you explain how do we import favorites, bookmarks, password saved on chrome to edge beta silently.
I am able to import History from chrome to edge beta but not favorites, bookmarks and saved passwords from chrome to edge beta.
10-31-2019 04:37 AM
10-31-2019 04:58 AM
@rishavsharan Is there any file or folder we can copy to make this happen for all users. When I copied and pasted localstate file from chrome to edge beta it did not show anything in edge beta.
10-31-2019 05:01 AM
10-31-2019 05:09 AM
@rishavsharan Apart from explicitly importing do we have any other option/s to import chrome or any other browser data into edge beta.
10-31-2019 05:14 AM
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05-16-2020 11:11 AM - edited 05-16-2020 11:12 AM