Most browsers can export your bookmarks to an HTML file which can then be imported. You can use this feature to move bookmarks among the browsers you use. We’ll show you how to export bookmarks to an HTML file and import bookmarks from an HTML file in Google Chrome. This technique can be applied to other browsers with minor variations.


  • To import or export bookmarks in Chrome, click the Chrome menu icon at the top-right corner of your browser window, and go to Bookmarks > Bookmark manager. You can also quickly open the Bookmark manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+O.
  • The Bookmark Manager opens on a new tab. Click “Organize” and select “Export bookmarks to HTML file”. (If you’re importing from an HTML file you already have, choose “Import bookmarks from HTML File.)
  • On the Save As dialog box, Chrome will automatically give the HTML file a name containing the current date. Navigate to where you want to save this file and change the file name if you want. Since we’re going to be exporting bookmarks from different browsers, we added the name of the browser to the file name. Click “Save”.
  • If you’re importing an HTML bookmarks file, select the HTML file on the Open dialog box that displays. Bookmarks imported from an HTML file are put into a folder called Imported.
  • To close the Bookmark Manager, click the close (X) button on the tab.