Looking to move from Google Chrome to Brave browser? Well, it’s a challenging task. But you’re probably making a good call. Brave will protect your privacy from advertisers looking to collect information about you using web-based trackers present on almost every website you visit.

We’ll be doing a series of posts to help our readers move from Chrome to Brave browser. In this post, you’ll see how to import your Chrome bookmarks and passwords into Brave.

Brave offers to import bookmarks and settings when you’re setting up the browser for the first time. If in case you skipped the importing step while installing Brave on your PC, you can still access the import option again from the browser’s menu.

Launch Brave browser on your computer and click the three-bar menu button at the top right corner of the screen to access Brave menu.

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Open Brave browser menu

From the Brave menu, hover over to Bookmarks then select Import bookmarks and settings from the expanded Bookmarks menu.

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Go to Bookmarks » “Import bookmarks and settings” from Brave menu

This will open up the Brave settings page with a pop-up dialogue to select the web browser from which you want to import bookmarks into Brave.

Click on the drop-down box and select a Google Chrome profile from which you wish to import browser bookmarks and passwords into Brave browser.

Select the Chrome profile to import into Brave browser

Then select the type of data you wish to import from Chrome into Brave browser. By default, all options namely Browsing history, Bookmarks, Saved passwords, and Cookies will be selected to import into Brave.

If you wish to import only Bookmarks and Saved passwords, uncheck the other options and then click the Import button.

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Keep the Bookmarks and Saved passwords boxes checked and click Import

You may get an error if Chrome is currently open on your computer. Close the Chrome window and then click the Try again button to proceed with the importing process.

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If you get an error, close Chrome and Try again

If you still are getting an error, close all background processes from Chrome on your system. On Windows 10, open the Task Manager, then right-click on Google Chrome and select End task from the context menu to kill all Google Chrome services running in background.

Google Chrome End Task
Completely shutdown Google Chrome using Task Manager on your Windows 10 PC

After closing Google Chrome background services using Task Manager, click the Try again button Brave browser again to begin the import process.

Once Brave is done importing your saved passwords and bookmarks from Chrome, you’ll instantly see the bookmarks bar in Brave filled up with your Chrome bookmarks.

🍻 Cheers!