Apr 08 2019 12:11 PM
Apr 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.
Apr 09 2019 02:10 AM - edited Apr 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?
Apr 09 2019 04:13 AM - edited Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 09 2019 06:43 AM
Apr 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.
Oct 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.
Oct 31 2019 04:37 AM
Oct 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.
Oct 31 2019 05:01 AM
Oct 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.
Oct 31 2019 05:14 AM
Nov 15 2019 10:17 AM
May 16 2020 11:11 AM - edited May 16 2020 11:12 AM
May 17 2021 04:47 PM
As Edge is Chromium, like Google Chrome, I'd imagine the file-formats are the same for both of them.
If you don't have any existing favourites, history or saved-passwords inside Edge that you need to keep, then try this:
(1) Make sure you have both Chrome and Edge fully-closed on your device
(2) Browse into the folder where Chrome saves its files (I think it is something like ".config/google-chrome/default" on Linux, inside your personal folder)
(3) Also browse into the folder where Edge saves its files (I'd guess something like ".config/microsoft-edge-beta/default" or ".config/microsoft-edge-dev/default" on Linux, inside your personal-folder)
(4) In the "Default" folder for Google Chrome, look for the following files:
(5) Copy the relevant files above from the "Default" folder from your Google Chrome settings into the "Default" folder of your Edge settings
(6) Open Edge and see if they are there.
If you have existing favourites, history or saved-passwords in Edge you need to keep:
Inside Google Chrome it is possible to export bookmarks to a file; I think you go into the "Bookmarks" screen, tap the three-dots and look for an "export" option. Then, in Edge, go to edge://settings/profiles and click "Import browser data" and change the dropdown to "Favourites or bookmarks HTML file". Done this way you'll get all of your favourites from Chrome, though without the icons for any of them; however, as you click the favourites inside Edge, the icons beside each favourite will get recreated
Jun 09 2021 03:13 PM
Thanks for sharing.
I used this trick on Ubuntu 18.04 and it worked except "Saved Passwords".
Although "Never saved" list came.
I thought exporting from chrome (in .csv) and importing on Edge will work.
But that too didn't bring my passwords to Edge.
Tried saving a password by logging into some website.
That also didn't show up in the list.
In short something went wrong with this trick for Saved Passwords.
Remember, in case you already have a saved password of some website which is also present in .csv file it will be replaced. (As per the warning, when we import passwords in Edge.)