How to Export Favorites in Edge Chromium (backup bookmarks)

Need to create a local backup of all bookmarks in the Edge Chromium browser? Here’s a simple way to export favorites in Edge Chromium.

The Edge Chromium is the new default browser in Windows 10. In fact, you can even download it for Windows 7, 8, macOS, iOS, and Android. The best thing about the Edge Chromium browser is that it is built based on the open-source chromium project. As such, it is super fast and feature-rich.

Just like any other browser, you can bookmark web pages with just a single click or keyboard shortcut. For better organization, you can sort them in folders too. For some reason, Microsoft calls these bookmarks as Favorites. This is an old tradition from Internet Explorer. Obviously, most of us bookmark our daily used websites and services so that we can access them without manually typing in the URL.

If you are like me and have a ton of bookmarks, it is only natural that you might want backup Edge favorites for offline purposes. The best thing is, once exported, you can import them into any other browser regardless of compatibility with Edge Chromium or take that backup file with you anywhere for quick access to your favorite links.

In this quick guide, let me show you the way to export Edge Chromium favorites or bookmarks in Windows.

Note: I’m showing the steps in Windows 10 but they are work in Windows 7 and 8 too. Also, the steps below are only applicable to the new Edge Chromium browser, not to the old Edge browser.

Backup or Export Edge Chromium Favorites

Though the Edge browser doesn’t showcase the export option front and center, you can easily export favorites from Edge. The best thing is, Edge uses the HTML format to backup favorites. Which simply means that it is compatible with almost all web browsers. Moreover, being a simple HTML file, you can open it in any web browser and access all your favorite links without importing first.

1. First, open the Edge Chromium browser if it is not already opened.

2. In the Edge Chromium browser, click on the Menu icon (three horizontal dots) appearing on the top-right corner and select “Favorites → Manage Favorites” option. Alternatively, you can press “Ctrl + Shift + O” keyboard shortcut.

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3. In the Bookmarks page, click on the “Export favorites” link appearing to the bottom left corner.

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4. In the Save As window, select the destination and click on the “Save” button. In my case, I’m saving the file on the desktop with the default name.

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5. That is all. The file will be exported and instantly saved to the chosen destination location.

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From now, you can either import this favorites file into any other browser or open the file directly in a browser to access your links without importing first.

That is all. I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, do check out how to change Edge default search engine from Bing to Google.

2 thoughts on “How to Export Favorites in Edge Chromium (backup bookmarks)”

  1. It’s not a problem to manually export the favorites. But do you know where is the exact location of the favorites DB file? I want to configure my automatic backup software to back it up everyday.
    Thanks.

    1. You can directly access the Bookmarks file from the below location. Once you are in the target location, find a file named “Bookmarks”. It’s just a JSON file with no extension. You can open it with any text editor to see your bookmarks.

      C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default

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