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Two way bookmark sync between Google Chrome and Chromium Edge?

BryantB
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I've enjoyed using Chromium Edge as my main work browser, but prefer to keep using Google Chrome as my personal browser. However, I'd like to use my current Google Chrome bookmarks in Chromium Edge, but also have any new bookmarks that I add to Edge sync over to Google Chrome. 

 

I would think that since both browsers are based on Chromium; it shouldn't be too hard to implement a two way bookmark sync.  

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Hi @BryantB, while we would like you to feel like Microsoft Edge could be your one and only, we understand the need to use multiple browsers.  Unfortunately, we don't have any control over what Chrome does in their browser with regards to sync.  You can always import your Chrome bookmarks into Microsoft Edge by going to the Profiles page in the Settings menu, and selecting Import browser data. This will open a small pop-up that allows you to select what browser data you would like to import and from what profile and browser. There may be some extension that makes this unnecessary, but I am not an expert there.  Maybe someone in the community has a good recommendation.

Thanks - Elliot

@Elliot Kirk Thanks for the response! I know it was a long shot, considering that it would be across two different types of accounts. Perhaps an extension will popup at some point!

@Elliot Kirk 

It seems like this could be an easy feature now with Microsoft Edge Chromium beta, which I absolutely think is a major Edge improvement. I barely open Chrome now.

 

Also, it seems like one of MS's coders could build an extension for both Chrome and Edge Stores. 

 

Certain Google apps and extensions that are necessary, esp if you use Android devices, won't work in Chromium Edge which makes me leave Chrome open part of the day. Would love to close that resource hog down completely. 

 

Maybe some good soul will do a cross-platform extension.

@p37307 I have been looking for such a tool also as I have found Edge simply works better on my Surface Pro than Chrome does.  Chrome is still my preferred browser from desktop but want Edge to sync up with Chrome bookmarks when I do use.  I came across XBrowser Sync and while it doesn't yet support Edge, its the only one I've found that at least has on its roadmap.  I've bookmarked their site and will be checking back until they do release.  In the meantime I am stuck in the world of manually syncing monthly.

 https://www.xbrowsersync.org/#download

 

I have no association with XBrowser sync so can't speak to its capabilities and reliability.

I can confirm that using the Chrome extension of xBrowserSync works.

@BryantB there is no official support for sync bookmarks between two browsers but you can do the trick because both browser uses almost same file format for bookmark.

Step 1: you need to create a "copy_bookmark.bat" script file with this code

xcopy "C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks" "C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Bookmarks" /Y

 

*use your pc user name instead of "YOUR_USER"

this will copy chrome bookmark file to Microsoft edge location

 

Step 2: Now open "Task Scheduler" and create new task and setup trigger to "Daily" every 15 minutes and set "Action" to start a program and choose this (copy_bookmark.bat) file

 

 

Now this will copy all your chrome bookmarks to Microsoft edge on every 15 mins.

The only issue is that you have to restart the edge to view new bookmarks, but in future maybe we will find solution for that :)

@Raheel605 

Thanks for the tip I got this .bat to work between Chrome & EdgeBeta with the following path tweaks (as at Jan20 anyway):

xcopy "C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks" "C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge Beta\User Data\Default\Bookmarks" /Y

 

Rated!

@asecret900 What about extensions? The great thing would be to have Edge and Chrome syncing extensions besides the bookmarks. Any ideias on how this could be achieved?

 

Edge uses MS account, Chrome uses Google account...

@Raheel605's solution is only one way, from Chrome to Edge but if you're going to go that way, copy the Favicons file too.

 

@Miguel Isidoro I keep a bookmark folder with links to the extension pages. But then I also use a slightly different set of extensions for each browser.

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