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If you’re thinking about switching to Firefox Quantum—or at least trying to switch—Firefox makes it pretty easy. Firefox can import your bookmarks, saved passwords, browser history, and cookies directly from Google Chrome.

It can also import this data from Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, if you use those instead.

Migrate Your Bookmarks, Passwords, History, and Cookies

Firefox normally prompts you to import data the first time you install it. However, if you had Firefox installed previously and now want to import data, you’ll need to launch the tool manually. The Import Browser Data tool is a little hidden—it’s under the Bookmarks Manager window.

To access the Bookmarks Manager, either click the Library icon on the toolbar and click Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks, or press Ctrl+Shift+B.

Click the “Import and Backup” button on the toolbar and select “Import Data From Another Browser”. (If you just want to import bookmarks you’ve exported from Chrome or another browser as an HTML file, you can also just click “Import Bookmarks from HTML” here and then select the HTML file.)

Select “Chrome” in the Import Wizard and click “Next” to import data from Google Chrome. Ensure all Google Chrome browser windows are closed before you continue with the process.

You’ll be prompted to choose which data you want to import. If you’ve set up multiple Chrome browser profiles, you’ll first be asked which profile you want to import data from.

By default, Firefox will import Chrome’s Cookies, Browsing History, Saved Passwords, and Bookmarks. You can uncheck any of these options to only import some types of data.

Firefox will import the data and say it was imported successfully. Chrome’s bookmarks will be placed in “From Chrome” folders in your bookmarks menu and toolbar, but you can reorganize them however you like.

Download Your Add-ons

Firefox can’t import other data you may consider crucial, like your add-ons. You’ll have to hunt down equivalent extensions in the Firefox Add-ons gallery yourself.

If you use a popular add-on from a big company, there’s a good chance there’s a version of the extension for Chrome made by the same developer. Smaller, independent extensions may not be available for both browsers, but you’ll probably find an add-on that can do something similar.

Sync Your Firefox Browser Data Between Computers

Firefox has its own browser sync feature that can keep your data in sync across multiple PCs, phones, and tablets. You can check your Firefox Sync settings by clicking menu > Options > Firefox Account. If you haven’t yet signed in with a Firefox account, you can create one from here to start syncing your data.

Sign in with the same Firefox account on all your devices and your data will be synced between them, just like with Chrome. Firefox syncs open tabs, history, bookmarks, logins, add-ons, and preferences. So, once you set up Firefox once, it will sync your preferences to all your other PCs.

You can get this same data on your phone or tablet, too. Firefox offers apps for Apple’s iPhone and iPad as well as Google’s Android. They provide a way to access your Firefox bookmarks, open tabs, saved passwords, and history on your mobile devices, too.

Thankfully, with Firefox Quantum, Firefox now uses Google as the default search engine once again. Yahoo! is no longer the default, so you don’t have to worry about changing that.

Mozilla Firefox has come a long way to become one of the most popular and robust browsers available. With support for thousands of extensions, a clean and uncluttered interface, and the fast browsing experience, it makes sense why one would want to use it as a primary or a secondary browser.

If you just switched to Firefox, or plan to use it as your secondary browser, you’ll probably want to import your bookmarks or favorites from your current browser. Transferring your favorites from Google Chrome to Firefox is easy, and will take just a couple of minutes.

Firefox can import your saved passwords, bookmarks, cookies and browser history directly from Chrome. And not just from Chrome; Firefox can also import user data from Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. This tutorial will walk you through the process of importing user data from Chrome to Firefox.

Import Bookmarks, Cookies & Browsing History into Firefox

If you are installing Firefox for the first time, it will prompt you to import bookmarks. However, if you had Firefox previously installed, or intentionally skipped this step, you can still perform the procedure manually. To import bookmarks, cookies, browser history, and saved passwords, simply follow the steps below.

1. Close Google Chrome, if you have any tabs and windows open.

2. Go to the Firefox menu bar and locate “Bookmarks,” then navigate to “Show all bookmarks.” This will open the library window.

3. Click the”Import and backup” link in the toolbar, then select “Import data from another browser.” This will launch the import wizard.

4. Select the source browser, in this case, Google Chrome and hit “Next.” If you have multiple Google Chrome profiles, the system will prompt you the choose the profile which you want to import data from.

4. Click to check the items you want to migrate from Chrome (bookmarks, history, cookies) and then hit the “Next” button. Note that you can import all at once.

5. A message will pop up to notify you that the process is complete. Click the Finish button and opt out of the library window.

Your Chrome’s bookmarks and other data should now appear in “From Chrome” folders located in your toolbar or bookmarks menu. You should also be able to see your Chrome’s history in your Firefox’s menu bar.

What About Your Add-ons?

Unfortunately, Firefox does not import all the add-ons you installed in Chrome. However, there is a wide selection of add-ons in the Firefox add-ons gallery, and you’re likely to find one that is equivalent to what you’re looking for.

For example, if you use popular add-ons from some of the big-name companies, it is very likely that a Firefox version is available too. However, if you use the lesser known add-ons, you may not find an exact match for Firefox, but you’re likely to find a closer match.

Summing Up

The Firefox import wizard will migrate most of your internet favorites from Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera Mini, and other browsers so you won’t have a hard time when you switch to Firefox. However, for the process to work seamlessly, you need to have installed Firefox 11 or later. You might also want to check out our article on 10 easy ways to speed up Firefox in under 10 minutes.

Should you encounter any problems, feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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Switching from Google Chrome to Firefox is easy and risk-free! Firefox can automatically import your bookmarks, passwords, history and other data from Chrome without deleting it or interfering with any of its settings. Give it a try.

  1. Don’t remove Chrome [yet]. We’ll need it to import your bookmarks and other data.
    • (Optional) If you have Google Chrome open tabs you want to save, bookmark them all in an easy-to-find location, such as in a new “Open Tabs” folder in the Bookmarks bar.
  2. Download and install Firefox from Mozilla’s download page.
  3. Quit ChromeExit Chrome if you have it running.
  4. Open your newly-installed Firefox. The import tool will pop up.
    • If it doesn’t, click the menu button Library icon , click Bookmarks , go down to the bottom and click Show all Bookmarks Manage Bookmarks and, lastly, click Import and Backup Import Import and Backup and select Import Data from another Browser from the menu.
  5. The import tool will look similar to like this:
  6. Choose Chrome in the Import Settings and Data window. In the next screen, choose the things you want to import. Follow the prompts and Firefox will take care of the rest.
    • (Optional) If you saved your open tabs in Google Chrome, find the “From Google Chrome” folder in the Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar, select the “Open Tabs” folder you created and click Open All in Tabs to open the tabs in Firefox.

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There’s never been a better time to switch from Chrome to Firefox, if we do say so ourselves.

Some of the internet’s most popular ad blockers, such as uBlock Origin — tools that save our digital sanity from video ads that auto-play, banners that take up half the screen and pop-up windows with infuriatingly tiny “x” buttons — will become less effective on Google’s web browser thanks to a set of changes in Chrome’s extensions platform.

At Mozilla, we’re all about protecting your privacy and security – all while offering add-ons and features that enhance performance and functionality so you can experience the very best of the web. We know that content blockers are very important to Firefox users, so rest assured that despite changes to Chrome’s new extensions platform, we’ll continue to ensure access to the best privacy tools available – including content-blocking extensions that not only stop creepy ads from following you around the internet, but also allows for a faster and more seamless browsing experience. In addition, Firefox has recently enabled Total Cookie Protection as default for all users, making Firefox the most private and secure major browser available across Windows, Mac and Linux.

Longtime Chrome user? We know change can be hard. But we’re here to help you make the move with any data you want to bring along, including your bookmarks, saved passwords and browsing history.

Here’s how to easily switch from Chrome to Firefox as your desktop browser in five steps:

Step 1: Download and install Firefox from Mozilla’s download page.

Step 2: If you have Chrome running, quit the app. But don’t delete it just yet.

Step 3: Open Firefox. The import tool should pop up.

In case it doesn’t, click the menu button > Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks > Import > Import Data from another Browser.

Step 4: In the Import Settings and Data window, choose Chrome. Then in the next screen, select what you want to import:

  • Cookies: Bits of data stored on your computer by some websites. They’re used to remember information like your log-in, language preference and even items you added in an online shopping cart. With Total Cookies Protection on by default on Firefox, cookies are confined to the site where they were created — preventing tracking companies from using your data.
  • Browsing History: A list of web pages you’ve visited. If there’s an article you didn’t quite finish last week, bring over your browsing history so you can find it later. (Pro tip: Save it in your Pocket list next time!)
  • Saved Passwords: Usernames and passwords you saved in Chrome. Here’s why you can trust Firefox with your passwords.
  • Bookmarks: Web pages that you bookmarked in Chrome.

Step 5: Once you pick which data to bring to Firefox, click Continue > Done.

If you imported your bookmarks, you’ll find them in a folder named “From Google Chrome” in the Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar.

In case the toolbar is hidden, click the menu button > More Tools… > choose Customize Toolbar > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar > set to Always Show, Never Show or Only Show on New Tab > Done.

We may be a little biased, but we truly believe that Mozilla’s commitment to privacy helps make the internet better and safer for everyone. We wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of our community of Firefox users, so we’d love for you to join us.

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Mozilla Firefox makes it easy to import bookmarks from other web browsers. If you’re switching from Google Chrome to Firefox, this guide will show you how to get all your Chrome bookmarks moved to your Firefox browser.

Whether your Chrome and Firefox browsers are installed on the same computer or on different ones, you can still migrate your bookmarks with the same ease.

Note: If you’re migrating to Firefox on mobile, know that you can’t import bookmarks directly. Instead, you must import them to Firefox on a desktop computer (using the instructions below) and then sync your data with the Firefox mobile app.

Migrate Chrome Bookmarks When Firefox Is Installed on the Same Computer

If both Chrome and Firefox browsers are on the same computer, use Firefox’s built-in options to directly migrate your bookmarks.

To get started, launch Firefox on your machine. Then, in Firefox’s top-right corner, click the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) and choose Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks.

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On the “Library” window, at the top, select Import and Backup > Import Data From Another Browser.

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In the “Import Wizard” window, choose “Chrome” and select “Next.”

Firefox will ask what items you’d like to import from Chrome. Enable the “Bookmarks” option and click “Next.”

If you want other items migrated as well, then feel free to enable their options.

You’ll see a success message saying that all your Chrome bookmarks have been successfully imported. Close the “Import Wizard” window by clicking “Finish.”

And that’s it. In your Firefox’s bookmarks bar, you will now see all your Chrome bookmarks.

Import Chrome’s Bookmarks When Firefox Is Installed on Another Computer

If Chrome and Firefox browsers are installed on different computers, you can still perform the import process.

To do that, first, export Chrome’s bookmarks to an HTML file on your computer. Then, transfer this file to the computer where you’ve installed Firefox.

Then, import Chrome’s bookmarks into Firefox, and you’ll have access to all your favorite bookmarked sites in your new browser.

Enjoy quick access to your favorite sites even when you switch browsers!

While you use Firefox, it’s a good idea to export your Firefox bookmarks every once in a while. This is to ensure you have a copy of your bookmarked sites in case something goes wrong with the browser.

Firefox lets you easily import bookmarks and other data from Google Chrome. This article gives you step-by-step instructions for getting it done.

  1. Click the menu button to open the menu panel. Click the Library button on your toolbar. (If you don’t see it, click the menu button, then click Library click the menu button .) Click Bookmarks and then click the Show All BookmarksManage Bookmarks bar at the bottom.
  2. From the toolbar in the Library window, click Import and Backup and choose Import Data from Another Browser.

Because Chrome defaults to saving bookmarks in its bookmarks toolbar, you should be able to find your imported bookmarks in a folder named From Google Chrome in the Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar.

The Bookmarks Toolbar may be hidden. To show the Bookmarks Toolbar:

  1. Click the menu button , click More Tools… and choose Customize Toolbar… .
  2. Click the Toolbars dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen and choose the Bookmarks Toolbar .
    The Bookmarks Toolbar can be set to Always Show , Never Show , or Only Show on New Tab .
  3. Click the Done button.
  1. Click the menu button , click More Tools… and choose Customize Toolbar… .
  2. Click the Toolbars dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen and select Bookmarks Toolbar .
    The Bookmarks Toolbar can be set to Always Show , Never Show , or Only Show on New Tab .
  3. Click the Done button.
  1. Click the menu button , click More Tools… and choose Customize Toolbar… .
  2. Click the Toolbars dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen and select Bookmarks Toolbar .
    The Bookmarks Toolbar can be set to Always Show , Never Show , or Only Show on New Tab .
  3. Click the Done button.

To learn more about customizing Firefox, see Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars. For more information on using bookmarks in Firefox, see Bookmarks in Firefox.

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Firefox lets you import bookmarks from other browsers installed on your computer. It also lets you import other data, such as browsing history and.

Switching from Chrome to Firefox

Switching from Google Chrome to Firefox is easy and risk-free! Firefox can automatically import your bookmarks, passwords, history and other data.

Firefox lets you import bookmarks from other browsers installed on your computer. It also lets you import other data, such as browsing history and saved passwords, from some of these browsers.

If you have logins and passwords stored in another browser, sometimes Firefox will suggest importing that login data into Firefox, to help you log in to a website.

  • To recover your Firefox data from a different Firefox installation or profile, see Recovering important data from an old profile.
  • For general information about bookmarks, see Bookmarks in Firefox.
  1. Click File in the Firefox menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Click Import from another browser .
  3. Follow the prompts in the Import Wizard that opens.
  1. Click the menu button to open the menu panel. Click the Library button on your toolbar. (If you don’t see it, click the menu button, then click Library click the menu button .) Click Bookmarks and then click the Show All BookmarksManage Bookmarks bar at the bottom.
  2. In the Library window, click Import and Backup Import and Backup and choose Import Data from Another Browser… .
  3. Follow the prompts in the Import Wizard that opens.

The Import Wizard will look similar to this:

Select the browser that contains the bookmarks or other data you want to use in Firefox and then continue to the next screens to make your selections and complete the import.

Afterwards, the Firefox Bookmarks Menu or Bookmarks Toolbar will include a new folder containing the bookmarks imported from the other browser (for example, a folder named From Microsoft Edge or From Google Chrome). The Bookmarks Toolbar will automatically appear to help you easily find your newly imported bookmarks.

For more information, see:

  • Import Bookmarks and other data from Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge
  • Import bookmarks and other data from Google Chrome
  1. Click the menu button to open the menu panel. Click the Library button on your toolbar. (If you don’t see it, click the menu button, then click Library click the menu button .) Click Bookmarks and then click the Show All BookmarksManage Bookmarks bar at the bottom.
  2. In the Library window, click Import and Backup Import and Backup and choose Import Bookmarks from HTML… . The Import Bookmarks File window will open.
  3. Choose the file the contains the data you want to import and then continue to the next screens as prompted.

See the Import Bookmarks from an HTML file article for more information.

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Import Bookmarks and other data from Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge

Firefox lets you import your Favorites (called Bookmarks in Firefox), settings and other data from Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, saving you.

Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, recently released Firefox 57 aka Quantum. It’s the biggest update received by the Firefox browser till date. The Quantum sports a fresh design and comes with an array of unique productivity tools.

In the mid-2000s, Firefox became a largely popular browser thanks to it’s slow and laggy alternative, Internet Explorer. However, Firefox started to lose its reign with the arrival of Google’s Chrome in 2008. Since then, Chrome has dominated the desktop browser space.

However, with Quantum, Firefox intends to take on Google and make a comeback. Firefox claims that Quantum is twice as fast as Firefox was six months ago and uses 30% less memory than the Chrome.

If you want to try out the new Quantum browser or plan to use it as a secondary option, you might want to import your bookmarks and browsing data from Chrome. Here’s how you can do it easily.

How to Import Your Data from Google Chrome to Firefox Quantum

Step 1. Head to Firefox’s website and install the latest version of Firefox Quantum for your Mac, Linux or Windows desktop or laptop. Follow the instructions to finish the setup.

Step 2. After installing Quantum, head to the top right corner and click on the Bookmarks logo. This will bring out the prompt with several options. Click on the Bookmarks button.

Step 3. Scroll till the end and click on the Show All Bookmarks button. You can even use the Ctrl+Shift+B shortcut for Windows and Command+Shift+B shortcut for Mac.

Step 4. When you click on the Show All Bookmarks button, it’ll open a prompt. Select the Import and Backup option from, followed by the Import Data from Another Browser button.

Step 5. A new Import Wizard will pop up and ask you to choose from your current browser. Select Google Chrome and click Next.

At this point, you can select any browser that is already installed on your device if you use Opera, Safari or Microsoft Edge.

Step 6. Now, select the data you want to import to Quantum. You can select from Cookies, Browsing History, Saved Passwords, and Bookmarks. Check or uncheck the options you want to import from Chrome and click Next.

Step 7. Once the import is complete, click Finish.

Step 8. You will now see a new Bookmark Toolbar on the right side of the Firefox browser that will have all your data from Chrome.

Sync Firefox Quantum Browser Between Desktop and Mobile

In addition to the desktop browser, Firefox also launched its updated app versions for iOS and Android. You can easily use the Firefox Sync feature to keep your passwords, bookmarks, and browsing history in sync with your desktop.

Here’s how you do it.

Step 1. Head to Firefox and click on Menu (three-line icon). Click on the Firefox Account option on the left.

Step 2. If you have a Firefox account, sign in with that. If you don’t, create a new account with your email address and password.

Step 3. After creating the account, open the Firefox app on your phone and log in with the same account.

You can sync bookmarks, browsing history, tabs, and login credentials with your desktop browser. Now, all your data will be synced between the desktop and the mobile browser.

Make the Switch!

Now that you have imported all your favorite bookmarks and login credentials to the Firefox Quantum, try out the new features and get familiarized with new tools.

Have you tried the new Firefox Quantum yet? We’d love to know your opinions about it. Let us know in comments below.

Last updated on 03 February, 2022

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So, you have decided to switch from Chrome to Firefox, or maybe it’s the other way around. The problem is you have a lot of tabs opened, and you can’t abandon the session. Or, you use both web browsers regularly and want to push tabs from one browser to the other; this may also be useful for developers who need to test their sites in different browsers.

What do you do? Manually copy and paste each URL from one browser to the other? That could take a long while depending on the number of tabs that you want to push to the other browser.

The browser extension OneTab offers a solution that improves the process especially if you need to push multiple tabs to the other browser.

Things you will need:

  • Firefox and Chrome
  • OneTab extension for Firefox and Chrome.

How to import tabs from Chrome to Firefox and vice versa

Note: Please be advised that the following process will close all of your tabs and save the session to a list. But don’t worry, you can restore the entire session just as easily.

1. Once you have installed the add-on, you should see its icon in the browser’s toolbar.

2. Click on the button to open OneTab (this closes all open tabs)

3. Select the “Export/Import URLs” option on the right side of the page.

4. You should see an Import/Export tab that has a list of all the tabs that you had opened. It has the URL and web page title for each tab.

5. Copy this list to the clipboard.

6. Open Firefox and repeat steps 2 and 3.

7. Now you should be on the Import/Export tab. Paste the list of tabs from step 5 in the Import text field.

8. Click on the import button.

OneTab should open a new tab which displays the tabs that you just imported. Click on the “Restore all” option, and the add-on should open all the tabs at once. You can also choose to restore only the ones that you want, by clicking on the tab titles individually.

That’s it. How simple was that? The process works the other way too, i.e., if you want to export tabs from Firefox to Chrome.

Note that it is theoretically also possible to send the list of exported URLs to a contact. May be useful to share research or let someone pick off where you stopped.

Another use for this method: Backup your sessions

I use this method for a different purpose. Over the course of a week or two, I accumulate several dozens of sites in tabs that I find interesting or have opened for future research purposes.

When I don’t have the time to go through the list just yet but want to start fresh because the browser’s tab bar gets convoluted, I use the extension to save the entire list of open sites in a text document.

You can use the import option to restore the tabs anytime you want to. You can even backup your session, clear the browser’s data and cookies and restore the tabs right back. This has been helpful for me quite a few times over the past few years.

Note: OneTab hasn’t been updated for a while on Chrome, but it still works perfectly. The Firefox version is updated frequently. There is an open source alternative for OneTab, called better-onetab, which I haven’t used much since it was pulled and re-released by the developer.

This post was inspired by something I saw on reddit’s Firefox sub yesterday. It was an interesting post, but they used the developer console to move tabs from Chrome to Firefox and it also involved using two different extensions which made it a slightly more complex method.

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Since I’ve rarely wanted to transfer more than one tab between browsers, I’m not inclined to install another extension just for that — especially one that (according to your description) closed all my tabs in the process. In the past I’ve just copied and pasted the URL, but (even for just one tab) that is a little tedious.

I just tried an interesting little experiment, with a useful result. (I did this on my Mac, but I’m guessing it would work on other platforms too.) I’m reading this article in Firefox, so I opened a new blank window in Chrome. At the top of both browser windows, at the far-left end of the URL bar, there’s a little icon of the letter “i” in a circle. (If you hover over it in Firefox, it says “Show site information”; in Chrome, hovering it says “View site information” — that’s the icon I’m talking about.)

I simply dragged the Firefox “i” icon from the top of this page, into the Chrome window — and this page loaded in Chrome! It worked! Then I tried something just a bit trickier, in the other direction — I first (from a bookmark) loaded into Chrome a page from my local web-development server (i.e. not online)… then dragged the “i” icon from the Chrome toolbar into this Firefox window — and it worked then too!

So, although I have no interest in the OneTab extension, I just learned something useful! I hope other people find this trick useful too. (Later I’ll try it in Safari — maybe it works in every browser?)

Interresting find Jonas, thanks for sharing!

I personally use Firefox as my default browser on PC and also on my android phone. The reason is that Firefox provides great portability among different devices in terms of synchronization. Firefox is a very good choice if you are looking for online privacy and speed. Moreover, it has lots of options available for customization. On the other hand, Chrome has almost an equivalent position and has a questionable privacy history for its unusual data collection policy.

However, if you were using Google Chrome earlier and have changed your mind to switch to Mozilla Firefox and worry about getting your bookmarks from the old browser to Firefox, we have covered you.

What will we cover?

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps on how to import bookmarks and other data from Chrome to Firefox. Let’s get started now.

Importing bookmarks and other data from Chrome to Firefox

With Firefox, one can easily get bookmarks and other data stored by other browsers such as Google Chrome. This article gives you step-by-step instructions for getting it done in a very straightforward manner.

Method 1: Using the Firefox Import wizard.

1. Open the main menu panel by clicking on the menu button( indicated by three small horizontal lines) on the top right side.

2. Now, find and click the Bookmarks menu. Here again, click the Manage Bookmarks submenu at the bottom.

3. In the new Library window, select the option ‘Import and Backup’ and choose ‘Import Data from Another Browser’:

Tip: You can also find the option ‘Import from Another Browser’ in an alternative way. Open the Menu bar by pressing the Alt key and then hitting the ‘File’ menu. From here, you can select the option ‘Import from Another Browser’.

4. In the new Import wizard window select Google Chrome and then click Next.

Firefox will show the types of stuff available for import. You need to select from Cookies, Browsing History and Bookmarks to import to your target browser:

5. Once you have finished selecting the items, click Next to import them. You can see the items you are importing. When the import operation is done, you can click Finish to exit the window.

All the stuff you imported should now be available on your target browser.

Method 2. Using the HTML File.

Another way to import bookmarks is to import an HTML file. For this, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Chrome browser and click the Menu on the top right corner indicated by three vertical dots.

2. Navigate to Bookmarks -> Bookmark Manager.

3. Inside the Bookmark Manager window, there will be three rows: Bookmarks bar, Other bookmarks, Mobile bookmarks. Select Mobile bookmarks. You should see all your bookmarks listed here.

4. Now, again, go to the top right corner and click the three dots. In the small rectangular window, select Export bookmarks and save the HTML file to your computer.

5. a) Now open Firefox and open the main menu panel by clicking on the menu button (indicated by three small horizontal lines) on the top right side.

b) Now, find and click the Bookmarks menu. Here again, click the Manage Bookmarks submenu at the bottom.

6. Click on the ‘Import and Backup’ dropdown menu and select ‘Import from HTML file’.

7. Browse and open your HTML file (exported from Chrome), which you saved in step 4. That’s all.

All the bookmarks should now be visible on Firefox. Bookmarks that were on the toolbar in Chrome can be found in the Bookmarks Toolbar. Other bookmarks should reside in the Bookmarks Menu.

In case the Bookmarks Toolbar is hidden on Firefox, you can do the below steps to make it visible:

1. On the top right corner, hit the menu button indicated by three small horizontal lines. Now click on the ‘More Tools’ option followed by ‘Customize Toolbar’.

2 At the bottom of the screen, there will be a Toolbars dropdown menu, click it, and select Bookmarks Toolbar.

There are three options with the Bookmarks toolbar: Always Show, Never Show, or Only Show on New Tab.

3. The last step is to click the Done button.

Conclusion

We have learned how to import bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox in this guide. Both the methods mentioned in this article can be used for this purpose. Once you are done synchronizing your bookmarks and other data, you can open them with your new Firefox browser. All your bookmarks from Google Chrome can be found in the Bookmarks menu and Bookmarks toolbar.

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Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, recently released Firefox 57 aka Quantum. It’s the biggest update received by the Firefox browser till date. The Quantum sports a fresh design and comes with an array of unique productivity tools.

In the mid-2000s, Firefox became a largely popular browser thanks to it’s slow and laggy alternative, Internet Explorer. However, Firefox started to lose its reign with the arrival of Google’s Chrome in 2008. Since then, Chrome has dominated the desktop browser space.

However, with Quantum, Firefox intends to take on Google and make a comeback. Firefox claims that Quantum is twice as fast as Firefox was six months ago and uses 30% less memory than the Chrome.

If you want to try out the new Quantum browser or plan to use it as a secondary option, you might want to import your bookmarks and browsing data from Chrome. Here’s how you can do it easily.

How to Import Your Data from Google Chrome to Firefox Quantum

Step 1. Head to Firefox’s website and install the latest version of Firefox Quantum for your Mac, Linux or Windows desktop or laptop. Follow the instructions to finish the setup.

Step 2. After installing Quantum, head to the top right corner and click on the Bookmarks logo. This will bring out the prompt with several options. Click on the Bookmarks button.

Step 3. Scroll till the end and click on the Show All Bookmarks button. You can even use the Ctrl+Shift+B shortcut for Windows and Command+Shift+B shortcut for Mac.

Step 4. When you click on the Show All Bookmarks button, it’ll open a prompt. Select the Import and Backup option from, followed by the Import Data from Another Browser button.

Step 5. A new Import Wizard will pop up and ask you to choose from your current browser. Select Google Chrome and click Next.

At this point, you can select any browser that is already installed on your device if you use Opera, Safari or Microsoft Edge.

Step 6. Now, select the data you want to import to Quantum. You can select from Cookies, Browsing History, Saved Passwords, and Bookmarks. Check or uncheck the options you want to import from Chrome and click Next.

Step 7. Once the import is complete, click Finish.

Step 8. You will now see a new Bookmark Toolbar on the right side of the Firefox browser that will have all your data from Chrome.

Sync Firefox Quantum Browser Between Desktop and Mobile

In addition to the desktop browser, Firefox also launched its updated app versions for iOS and Android. You can easily use the Firefox Sync feature to keep your passwords, bookmarks, and browsing history in sync with your desktop.

Here’s how you do it.

Step 1. Head to Firefox and click on Menu (three-line icon). Click on the Firefox Account option on the left.

Step 2. If you have a Firefox account, sign in with that. If you don’t, create a new account with your email address and password.

Step 3. After creating the account, open the Firefox app on your phone and log in with the same account.

You can sync bookmarks, browsing history, tabs, and login credentials with your desktop browser. Now, all your data will be synced between the desktop and the mobile browser.

Make the Switch!

Now that you have imported all your favorite bookmarks and login credentials to the Firefox Quantum, try out the new features and get familiarized with new tools.

Have you tried the new Firefox Quantum yet? We’d love to know your opinions about it. Let us know in comments below.

Last updated on 03 February, 2022

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Most of us are using multiple browsers for one reason or another. I frequently find myself hopping from Chrome to Firefox and back again as I carry out my daily tasks. Both Firefox and Chrome are amazing, fast, easy and endlessly customizable. They also have their own pros and cons though.

For example, both the browsers offer seamless sync between web and mobile versions but when it comes to cross-platform compatibility, they refuse to co-operate. You can sign in on any device with any OS and all your bookmarks and search history will be synced, but when you change browsers, you are all on your own. Xmarks recently pulled the plug which is a shame because with all of its bugs. It still worked and did an “OK Job” of keeping bookmarks and search history in sync on both Firefox and Chrome.

We are going old school here and I will show you a simple way to import bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox and from Firefox to Chrome.

1. Import Bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox

If you are installing Firefox browser for the first time, it will ask you to import all your bookmarks from Chrome by default. You will also be asked to make it your default browser. If you already have Firefox installed, follow the below steps to import bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox.

Press CTRL+SHIFT+B to open Bookmarks Manager in a new window. This where you can manage and sort all your bookmarks. In the new bookmarks window, you will see Import Data from Another Browser option under the Import and Backup settings. Click on it.

This will launch the import wizard in a new popup in your Firefox browser where you will be asked to choose the browser from which you want to import bookmarks. You will see Chrome browser and based on your Windows OS version, you will see either Internet Explorer or Edge Browser. I am choosing Chrome here. Click on Next to confirm your selection.

Editor’s Note: Before moving forward, make sure that all Chrome browser is completely closed. If there has Chorem open, Firefox will show an error message requesting you to close it and you will have to repeat the process.

Chrome allows you to create and manage more than one profiles and each profile has its own set of data. In this case, you will be asked to Choose a profile, from the available profile lists. Click on Next when done.

Now the import wizard will ask you to choose the data sets that you want to import from Chrome to Firefox. There are four options: cookies, browsing history, saved passwords, and bookmarks.

By default, all the four options will be selected but you can choose any you want. I use LastPass to manage passwords so I went along with Browsing history and Bookmarks. It is not recommended to import cookies. Click on Next when done.

When you click Next, Firefox will begin importing the selected data from Chrome browser. This shouldn’t take long as the files are relatively small in size. Note that Firefox will not download all the extensions that you might have installed in your Chrome browser. This is because of the way these browsers were built. In Firefox, they are called add-ons and you can search and download them here.

2. Import Bookmarks from Firefox to Chrome

As you can see, importing bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox was an easy task. Unlike Firefox, Chrome doesn’t offer a direct import option. You will have to export bookmarks from Firefox first and then import it into Chrome.

Launch Firefox and press CTRL+SHIFT+B to open bookmarks manager. Go back to Import and Backup drop-down menu and choose Backup this time.

You will see a popup window that will ask you to save the backup in JSON format. Save it somewhere you can easily find it like Desktop.

Editor’s Note: If the JSON fails to work in the next step, come back here and instead of Backup, select Export Bookmarks to HTML option. This will create an HTML file that you can import in Chrome browser the same way.

Now, close all Firefox windows and launch Chrome. Unlike Firefox, the shortcut for opening bookmarks manager inside Chrome is CTRL+SHIFT+O. This should open bookmarks manager in a new tab. Once open, click on the menu icon on the upper right and select Import Bookmarks.

Chrome will ask you to choose the backup file that you just saved using Firefox. Select the file and Chrome will do the rest.

In case you are wondering what happened to your bookmarks and why you can’t see them, this is because Chrome has decided to create a new folder ‘Imported’ to save all your Firefox imported bookmarks. You will find it under Bookmarks Bar.

Import Bookmarks on Chrome and Firefox

Now you know how you can always keep your Chrome browser updated with Firefox bookmarks and keep Firefox browser updated with Chrome bookmarks. The above process makes you work both of your browsers almost like a cross-platform. The process is fairly simple shouldn’t take more than a few minutes of your time.

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The rivalry is an ancient trait of human behavior and we have always loved to keep it going. Be it between our favorite teams, our favorite drinks or our favorite browsers. There are always who switch sides and for a number of reasons they should. Web browsers, for example, Firefox and Chrome are the most popular ones out there and claim the majority on both desktop and mobile devices combined. Users have their own preferences like privacy, speed, and accessibility.

Now if you’ve been a Firefox user, you know it’s best for privacy over the internet while Chrome, on the other hand, is appreciated for its lightning fast speed. Even though every browser has its own advantages and disadvantages, most people don’t want to move to another browser because it’s a hassle, your passwords, browsing history and bookmarks are saved on that browser, it feels like too much work if you wish to move to another browser. What if there was a guide to help you move all your data from one browser to another without losing your mind and time? Well, keep reading and we’ll fix you up with a new browser with all of your data in the right place.

Import Bookmarks From Chrome to Firefox Android

This how-to guide will help you sync your bookmarks from Chrome Desktop to Firefox mobile. There is no direct way to do this so we’ll use a little longer way to explain but it’d be easy.

Here is how we’ll do it

First, import bookmarks from Chrome Desktop. Next, install Firefox on the PC. Once done, register for a new Firefox account, if you don’t already have one, which then syncs those bookmarks to Firefox Android. Let’s make sure where you want to be and where you are. Follow the chart below to figure out.

Part 1: Import Bookmarks From Chrome

We’ll show you how to transfer your bookmarks from Chrome Desktop to the Mobile version of Firefox.

First things first, we set up an account in your browser. It would allow your mobile devices to sync with your Desktop browsers and all your data would available on all the platforms.

If you already have an account just sign in and you’re good to go.

Now if Chrome and Firefox browsers are on the same computer you can just do it with a few clicks.

press ctrl+shift+B > click ‘Import and Backup’ > Import Data from Another Browser

Let’s take the scenario where your browsers are on different computers and you still want to export the bookmarks, we’ll do this.

Go to Chrome and in the URL box type ‘ chrome://bookmarks’

Press the options button(three vertical dots) on the top right corner, select Export Bookmarks.

You can save the HTML file anywhere on the computer just make sure you’d find it when you need to copy it to the other computer.

Take the HTML file and copy it to the other machine.

Go to the Firefox browser on the machine where you plan on using the bookmarks and Sign in.

Now we’ll import the bookmarks from the HTML file that we earlier copied from chrome.

Just press ctrl + Shift + B

This command would bring up the library and you can choose ‘import from HTML’

After this step, the most of the heavy lifting is done. Now you just have to sync your account on the mobile device to get those bookmarks on your Firefox mobile browser.

Just goto your firefox mobile and go to options and press sync and done. Your bookmarks are now on firefox mobile from your chrome desktop. you can view them in the bookmarks folder.

Import Bookmarks From Chrome to Firefox Android

We showed you a rather simple tutorial to copy your bookmarks from your Chrome browser on the desktop to your Firefox browser on mobile. It may have had a few extra steps but following this tutorial would get you those bookmarks without any hassle or fuss.

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Impressed with the new spit and polish of Firefox Quantum ? Or ready to return to the warm embrace of Safari ? We now carry so much of our digital lives around with us in our browsers that switching isn’t all that straightforward—here’s how to make sure you take everything with you when you jump from one to the other.

We’re going to arrange this guide by the name of the browser you’re switching to, but to a large extent, you’re restricted by the browser you’re switching from—some applications make more data available for export than others.

Switching to Google Chrome

Open up the Chrome Settings tab and click the Import bookmarks and settings link that’s prominently displayed, and you can then choose which browser you’re moving from. Hats off to Firefox, which allows you to transfer browsing history, bookmarks, saved passwords, search engines, and even autofill data.

If you’re (finally!) moving over from the creaking Internet Explorer, then you can move browsing history, bookmarks, and passwords. As far as the newer Microsoft Edge goes though, all you can transfer is bookmarks. Safari, like Microsoft Edge, only allows bookmarks to be moved over.

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There’s no option for Opera unfortunately—if you want to carry your bookmarks over, and that’s all you can do, you need to choose Menu, Bookmarks, and Export Bookmarks in Opera first, and then select Bookmarks HTML File in the import window in Chrome.

Switching to Opera

Find the Import bookmarks and settings button under the Basic heading on the Settings tab. Again, you get a choice of browsers, with Chrome and Firefox being the most cooperative. They each allow you to transfer browsing history, bookmarks, passwords, and even stored cookies.

Internet Explorer allows the same four types of data to be moved to your new Opera browser, but Microsoft Edge and Safari restrict you to just bookmarks. Pick your browser from the drop-down menu at the top, then choose your data, then click Import to confirm.

Switching to Microsoft Edge

If Microsoft’s latest attempt at a web browser has caught your eye, you’ll find the data transfer options by opening the app menu then choosing Settings and Import from another browser. You’ll be met with three options, plus the option to import (or export) bookmarks as an HTML file, if you need to.

Internet Explorer is the friendliest of the other browsers, allowing bookmarks, browsing history, cookies, passwords, form data, and settings to be imported into Edge—just about everything then. Microsoft obviously wants to make the transition as easy as possible.

For Chrome, that selection shrinks to bookmarks, browsing history, cookies, passwords, and settings (no form data), though you can’t pick and choose, and on Firefox you can only move over bookmarks. If you’re switching from Opera, you need to export your bookmarks as an HTML file, then import them into Edge—that’s all you can move over.

Switching to Firefox

Firefox Quantum has a lot going for it and if you want to move over all your webby possessions to Mozilla’s browser then you need to click the new Library button on the toolbar (it looks like a shelf of books), then Bookmarks and Show All Bookmarks. At the top of the new dialog box, choose Import and Backup, then Import Data from Another Browser.

You can then make your pick of browsers. Chrome allows cookies, browsing history, saved passwords, and bookmarks to be moved across, as do Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. We couldn’t actually get passwords and browsing history to move across from Edge, despite the option being there, so it’s possibly still a work in progress.

Again, Safari only allows bookmarks to be moved across, and in the case of Opera you you can only move over bookmarks: you need to manually export them as we described above, before choosing Import Bookmarks from HTML in the Import and Backup menu in Firefox.

Switching to Safari

If you’re heading back to Safari on macOS for whatever reason, you’ll find the browser data import option by going to File, Import From, and choosing Chrome or Firefox from the list. Both options let you move over bookmarks and browsing history, but with Firefox you can transfer saved passwords too.

On the same Import From submenu there’s a Bookmarks HTML File option, which you can use to import bookmarks from Opera or any other browser (like Microsoft Edge on Windows). These imported favorites appear in their own “Imported” folder in your Safari bookmarks.

Plugging the gaps

If your new browser of choice can’t natively transfer all the data from your old browser, then your options are very much on the limited side. You may well just have to bite the bullet and leave your browsing history or your saved passwords behind, if they’re not covered in the options we’ve mentioned above.

You can’t get any browser extensions to plug the gaps, for example—even when export tools are available, like this history exporter for Chrome , you’re not outputting data in a way that other browsers can then import.

However, there are tools that can help you next time you bail from one browser to another: If you want to future-proof your passwords against any browser switching you might want to do in the years ahead, install a dedicated password manager like 1Password , Keeper Security , Dashlane , or LastPass (we’ve covered these tools in more depth here ).

These apps work across multiple browsers and multiple platforms, so your passwords are saved independently of your browser, and can move with you. The likes of Dashlane and LastPass can store other form data too, like addresses and payment information.

Finally, if you go all-in with Google, you can take your passwords and browsing history with you from browser to browser, to a certain extent: Your saved passwords are always available at https://passwords.google.com , and your browsing history is at https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity , as long as you were signed into Google when doing the searching.

These web apps of Google’s won’t integrate seamlessly into your new browser, but they can act as a stopgap until your new software is completing your URLs and filling out your login details like you need it to.