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How to Import Bookmarks to Chrome

Step by Step Import Instructions

  1. On your computer, double-click on the Chrome icon to open Chrome. The icon is found on the taskbar or on the desktop.
  2. In Chrome, open the "Import bookmarks and settings" by:
    1. Clicking the three little dots  in the upper right of the browser window
      1. Then hover over Bookmarks and select Import Bookmarks and Settings,

        Chrome - Select import bookmarks and settings

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    2. Type "chrome://settings/importData" into the address bar and hit enter
  3. Select Internet Explorer from the dropdown menu and verify that Favorites/Bookmarks is checked (the other items are optional)

  4. Click Import
    1. When the import is complete, you will see a confirmation screen that says, "Your bookmarks and settings are ready."
    2. If you want the bookmark bar displayed at the top of your browser window, leave the Show bookmarks bar option selected.
  5. Click Done.

How to Move Imported Bookmarks to a Different Location

  1. On your computer, double-click on the Chrome icon to open Chrome. The icon is found on the taskbar or on the desktop.
  2. In Chrome, open the "Bookmark Manager" by:
    1. Clicking the three little dots in the upper right of the browser window then hover over Bookmarks and select Bookmark Manager, or
    2. Typing Ctrl+Shift+O, or
    3. Type "chrome://bookmarks/" into the address bar and hit enter
  3. Find desired bookmarks
    1. For example, if you already have bookmarks in Chrome, the imported bookmarks will reside in a subfolder called "Imported From IE" on the bookmarks bar.
  4. Move selected bookmarks and dragging them to the desired location. For example, drag them from the "Imported From IE" folder into the "Bookmark Bar":

Chrome - Move bookmarks by dragging

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