Import Bookmarks and other data from Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge

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Firefox lets you import your Favorites (called Bookmarks in Firefox), settings and other data from Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, saving you from having to configure many things yourself. This article gives you step-by-step instructions for getting it done.

Note: This article was written for Windows but generally applies to Mac, when Microsoft Edge is installed. To start the Import process on macOS you can click File in the Firefox menu bar at the top of the screen, click Import from Another Browser…, select Microsoft Edge in the Import Wizard window that opens and then follow the prompts to choose what data to import.

To start the Import process and choose what data to import:

  1. Click the Library button 57 library icon on your toolbar. (If you don't see it there, click the menu button fx57menu then click Library.) Click Bookmarks and then click the Show All Bookmarks bar at the bottom.
  2. In the Library window, click Import and Backup and choose Import Data from Another Browser....
    Bookmark Library Import Data from Another Browser Fx78BookmarksLibraryImportDataFromAnotherBrowser-win7
    • Tip: In Firefox version 76 and above, you can also click the menu button Fx57Menu click Fx57Help Help and select Import from Another Browser… from the Help menu to start the Import process.
  3. In the Import Wizard window that opens, select Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge Legacy or Microsoft Internet Explorer and then click Next.
    Fx78ImportSettingsAndData-win7 Import Settings and Data
  4. Firefox will list the types of settings and information it can import. Select the items you want to import, then click Next.
    Fx78ItemsToImport-win7 Items to Import
    • Cookies: Small bits of information stored on your computer by some websites that are used to keep you logged in, store your options, or do other things.
    • Browsing History: Information on the sites you have visited.
    • Saved Passwords: Logins for websites.
    • Favorites: Web pages you have saved in your Internet Explorer favorites.
  5. Click Finish. The items you selected should now be imported.
    Fx78ImportComplete-win7 Import Complete
    • Your imported favorites from Microsoft Edge or from Internet Explorer will appear as a folder in your Bookmarks Toolbar and Bookmarks menu.
      Fx78BookmarksFromInternetExplorer-win7 Bookmarks Menu with From Microsoft Edge folder
Note: The Bookmarks Menu button Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray) is not shown by default. To learn how to add it to your Firefox toolbar and for more information on using bookmarks in Firefox, see Bookmarks in Firefox.

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