How to Import Data from Safari to Microsoft Edge on Mac

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Import bookmarks and browsing history to Microsoft Edge from Safari by using either Edge import manager or manually import an HTML file.

Safari is one of the best browsers out there, however, if you have recently shifted to macOS from the Microsoft Environment, your preference might lie with the Microsoft Edge, or you are more comfortable with the Edge’s UI than Safari. On the flip side, you could also have web apps in your workflow that are optimized for Edge.

Whatever your reason might be for making the switch, importing data from Safari to Microsoft Edge is a cakewalk and doesn’t demand too much from you despite the fact that you cannot import everything from the ‘import manager’ channel on Edge.

Fortunately, there are easy and reliable workaround present in order to tackle the situation. Thus, without further ado, let’s first get started with using the import manager on Microsoft Edge and then move towards the workaround for components that cannot be directly imported.

Import Safari History and Bookmarks Using Microsoft Edge

You can very easily import all your Safari data using Microsoft Edge as the browser has an in-built import manager that can even import selective components hassle-free.

To do so, first, open the Microsoft Edge either from the dock or from the launchpad of your macOS device.

Then, click on the ‘kebab menu icon’ situated in the top left corner to reveal the overflow menu. Next, locate and click on the ‘Settings’ option present on the list.

On the ‘Settings’ page, make sure you have selected the ‘Profiles’ option from the left sidebar.

After that, from the right section of the window, click on the ‘Import browser data’ option under the ‘Your Profile’ section to proceed.

Then, on the next screen, click on the ‘Choose What to Import’ button situated under the ‘Import from other browsers’ section. This will open a separate window on your screen.

Now, on the ‘Import browser data’ pane, click on the dropdown menu present under the ‘Import from’ option and click to select ‘Safari’ from the list.

Then, click on the checkbox preceding the ‘Browsing History’ option and click on the ‘Import’ button.

In case you see a prompt appearing on your screen as shown in the screenshot below, asking for a ‘Full Disk Access’ of your Computer, follow the next couple of steps to do that.

First, head to the ‘System Preferences’ app either from the doctor from the launchpad of your device.

Then, click on the ‘Security & Privacy’ tile from the ‘System Preferences’ window to proceed.

Now, click on the ‘Privacy’ tab present on the ‘Security & Privacy’ window to continue.

After that, click on the ‘Lock’ icon present in the bottom left corner of the window and authenticate yourself using your preferred method. Then, from the left sidebar, scroll down to locate and select the ‘Full Disk Access’ option. Now, click on the ‘+’ button present on the right section of the window. This will open a separate window on your screen.

Next, locate and double-click on the ‘Microsoft Edge’ app from the list to provide the ‘Full Disk Access’ to it.

Note: Make sure the Microsoft Edge app is closed before you provide the access to it.

After providing the full disk access, open the Microsoft Edge, navigate to the ‘Profiles’ section and click on the ‘Import browser data’ option.

Then, click on the ‘Choose What to Import’ button present under the ‘Import from other browsers’ section on the page.

After that, on the ‘Import browser data’ pane, click on the dropdown menu present under the ‘Import from’ option and click to select ‘Safari’ from the list.

Now, click on each checkbox preceding the ‘Favorites or bookmarks’ and ‘Browsing history’ and then click on the ‘Import’ button.

Once imported, you will receive a notification on the screen stating the same.

And that’s it, you have successfully imported your bookmarks and browsing history from Safari to Microsoft Edge. However, some users reported that they were not able to import bookmarks this way. If you are facing a similar issue, you can also manually import bookmarks from Safari.

Manually Import Bookmarks from Safari to Microsoft Edge

If you are facing issues in importing bookmarks using the import manager in Microsoft Edge, you can also manually export bookmarks from Safari and import them to Edge.

To do so, first, head to the ‘Safari’ app on your MacBook either from the dock or from the launchpad.

Then, click on the ‘File’ tab present in the menu tab situated on the top right corner to reveal the context menu. Next, click on the ‘Export Bookmarks’ option. This will open a separate window on your screen.

Now, from the ‘Export bookmarks’ window, select your preferred location and click on the ‘Save’ button to export the .HTML file.

Once exported, head to the Microsoft Edge browser either from the dock or from the launchpad of your device.

Then, click on the kebab menu (three vertical dots) present in the top right corner of the screen. Then, click on the ‘Settings’ option to continue.

After that, make sure you have selected the ‘Profiles’ option from the left sidebar on the Settings window.

Next, from the right section of the window, click on the ‘Import browser data’ option present in the list.

Now, under the ‘Import from other browsers’ section, locate and click on the ‘Choose What to Import’ button. This will open a separate window on your screen.

After that, click on the dropdown menu present under the ‘Import from’ section and click to select the ‘Favorites or Bookmarks HTML File’ option.

Then, click on the ‘Choose File’ button. This will bring up a Finder window on your screen.

After that, locate the file from the Finder window and click to select it. Then, click on the ‘Open’ button situated in the bottom right corner of the window to continue.

Once, imported, you will receive a notification stating so on the screen.


That’s it, folks, following these simple steps you will be able to import all your favorites, bookmarks, and browsing history to Microsoft Edge from Safari.