How to transfer bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox to Internet Explorer

This article helps you solve the problem of importing bookmarks from third-party browsers to Internet Explorer.

Original product version:   Internet Explorer
Original KB number:   2525573

Summary

Internet Explorer 11 automatically transfers your favorites from the earlier version of Internet Explorer that was installed on your computer. You can easily import bookmarks and settings from third-party browsers to Internet Explorer 11.

How to automatically import favorites

To automatically import favorites to Internet Explorer 11, follow these steps:

  1. In Internet Explorer 11, click Import and export on the File menu. If you don't see the File menu, press ALT.

    the screenshot of the import and export option

  2. Select Import from another browser, and then click Next.

    the screenshot of the Import from another browser option

  3. You will see a list of the browsers that are installed on your computer. Select the browser from which you want to import favorites, and then click Import.

    In this example, select the Firefox check box.

    screenshot of the Firefox option

  4. After the favorites are imported, click Finish to close the window.

    screenshot of the Firefox settings imported successfully

How to manually import favorites

If you want to transfer only certain favorites from Firefox, you can transfer the links manually.

To manually import favorites to Internet Explorer 11, follow these steps:

  1. In Firefox, click Bookmarks on the menu bar, and then click Organize Bookmarks.

    screenshot of the Organize Bookmarks

  2. In the Library dialog box, click Export HTML on the Import and Backup drop-down list.

    screenshot of the Export HTML option on library

  3. Save the bookmarks.html file to any location on your computer.

    screenshot of saving bookmarks.html

  4. Close Firefox, and then start Internet Explorer 11.

  5. In Internet Explorer 11, click Open on the File menu. If you don't see the File menu, press ALT.

    screenshot of selecting Open on File menu

  6. Click Browse, and then locate the folder to which you saved the bookmarks.html file.

    screenshot of browsing the bookmarks.html file

  7. Select the bookmarks.html file, and then click Open.

    screenshot of opening the bookmarks.html

  8. In the Open dialog box, click OK.

    screenshot of opening the bookmarks.html in Open

  9. The file is immediately opened and includes a blue underlined link list. To include one of these links as a favorite, right-click the entry, and then click Add to favorites.

    screenshot of Add to favorites

  10. Select a folder, and then click Add. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for all the bookmarks that you want to transfer.

    screenshot of Add a Favorite

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