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How to Transfer Browser Bookmarks to Another Computer

Updated on Dec 19, 2018 by Jean to PC Transfer

This page shares three ways to transfer browser bookmarks to another computer nearby or in a long distance, with or without the help of using bookmarks manager/bookmarks transfer software.

Three ways to transfer browser bookmarks to another computer:

Transfer over the network
Transfer by creating an image file
Transfer by importing an HTML file

About the different ways of browser bookmarks transfer from one PC to another

EaseUS Todo PCTrans is responsible for the first two ways. The software's way of bookmarks transfer over two computers should follow two rules:

  • The browser is not a default Windows browser, such as IE in Windows 7 and Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.
  • The browser is on computer 1 but not on computer 2.

For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

The third way is all about doing it yourself. It's time-consuming but with few restrictions. This manual way also applies to all Windows default browsers. 

In a nutshell, all three manners are excellent choices when you want to sync your browser bookmarks on two computers, but the following information might help you better make the final decision.

  • To transfer bookmarks to another computer nearby on the same LAN, go with the Network way.
  • To transfer bookmarks to another computer at a long distance, for example, one is in the office while the other is at home, go with the latter two ways.

Guide: How to transfer browser bookmarks from PC to PC

Method 1: Transfer over the network

Take Google Chrome as an example:


Step 1: Preparations for transferring Chrome to new PC

1. Install and run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs, select "PC to PC" mode in Todo PCTrans on the source PC.

Note: If the new computer has installed Chrome, the transferring won't succeed.

Select PC to PC transfer mode.

2. Connect both PCs on the same LAN and make sure PCTrans running on two computers. Click "Continue" to move on.

Prepare two PCs ready.

3. Choose the target PC click "Connect". You can locate the new PC through its IP address.
If the target computer doesn't show up, click "Add a PC" and enter the IP address to connect.

Select target PC to connect.

4. Enter the login account and password of the target PC and click "OK" to link both PCs.

Link two PCs.

5. Select the transfer direction - "Transfer from this pc to the other PC" and click "OK" to confirm.

Step 2: Select Chrome to transfer

1. Click "Edit" on the Applications section to access and select Chrome to transfer.

Tick "Create a restore point" option in case a system error occurs on the target PC.

Select wanted applications to transfer.

2. Select Chrome and click "Finish" to continue.

Select Office for transferring.

Step 3: Transfer Chrome to a new PC

1. Click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

It will transfer the Chrome application with bookmarks, browsing histories and personal settings altogether to the new PC.

2. Click "OK" to confirm when the program completes the transferring.

Restart the PC if the program requires a reboot.

Complete the transferring.

For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Method 2: Transfer by creating an image file

Step 1: Download EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your PCs. You need a storage media to carry the image file, for example, a USB flash drive.

Step 2: Create an image file of the bookmarks you want to transfer with the "Image Transfer" feature to the external storage device.

Step 3: Copy the image file to the target PC.

Step 4: Recover the image file to your computer.

By doing so, you can also transfer your bookmarks from one PC to another.

Method 2: Transfer by importing an HTML file

The detailed operation on creating an HTML file and importing it to another computer depends on what browser you're using, and there should be a slight difference.

Step 1: Open your browser on computer 1 and find its own bookmarks manager.

Step 2: Find the path to export your existing bookmarks. This is usually saved in a file with HTML file format. Choose an external storage device to carry the HTML file.

export bookmarks to html file

Step 3: On computer 2, open the same browser and the bookmarks manager.

Step 4: Choose Import bookmarks this time, locate the HTML backup file on the flash drive and import.

That's a universal way to export and import browser bookmarks from one computer to another, and there is an in-depth guide for Google Chrome users to transfer Chrome bookmarks to a new computer.