I’m a Chrome advocate who always recommends Google Chrome to friends. While most of them are attracted by the clean and easy-to-use user interface, fast speed and vast variety of Chrome extensions, some of them are still reluctant to try. The major reason is that they don’t want the hassle to migrate their existing data such as bookmarks from one browser to a new one.
In this article, I’ll show you how easy it is to switch from other browsers to Chrome. It is very easy that takes a few minutes only.
Exporting Bookmarks and Settings from Safari, Internet Explorer and Firefox
In Chrome browser, click the wrench icon and choose “Bookmarks”. Select “Import Bookmarks and Settings”.
You will be brought to a pop up window asking you from which browser in your computer you want to import and what to import. Depending on the browser you used, you can import browsing history, bookmarks, saved passwords and search engines.
Import Bookmarks from Other Browsers
What if I do not use any of the above browsers? Well, you can still export bookmarks and import to Chrome.
Usually browsers have a function to export bookmarks. Run this to export your bookmarks into a HTML file. Then, go to Chrome, click the wrench icon, choose “Bookmarks” and then “Bookmark Manager”.
In Bookmark Manager, click “Organize” and choose “Import Bookmarks from HTML file…”. Open your saved HTML file. Done!
Similarly, you can export your bookmarks in Google Chrome to a HTML file and import in other browsers. How about transferring bookmarks among Chrome browsers on different computers? Well, you don’t have to. Simply choose to sync your data and every Chrome you use would have exactly the same bookmarks and settings! You can find this option by clicking the wrench icon > “Preference” (or Settings, Options… depending on the operation system your computer runs) > “Personal Stuff” > “Set Up Sync”.