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Microsoft is about to end its support for the Internet Explorer browser, and most old Windows users are looking for solutions to move IE data to another browser, such as transferring IE favorites to Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or other browsers. 

Here this page will show you how to migrate everything from the IE browser to Firefox on a local PC or from an old PC to a new PC with success. If you have the same needs here, follow and get started switching your essentials now.

In this article, you'll learn:

  • IE vs. Firefox, Which Is Better? Benefits of Moving Internet Explorer to Firefox
  • #1. Move IE Data to Firefox on Local PC - Import Everything from Internet Explorer to Firefox
  • #2. Transfer Internet Explorer Data - Favorites to Firefox Between Two Computers

IE vs. Firefox, Which Is Better? Benefits of Moving Internet Explorer to Firefox

Is Firefox Better than IE? So why is someone trying to switch data from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox? 

Here is a comparison table that was originally provided by Mozilla, and you'll see if Firefox is better than the IE browser:

Items Firefox Internet Explorer
Security and Privacy
  • Private Browsing mode
  • Blocks third-party tracking cookies by default
  • Blocks cryptomining scripts
  • Blocks social trackers
  • Private Browsing mode
  • Blocks third-party tracking cookies by default
Utility
  • Autoplay blocking
  • Tab browsing
  • Bookmark manager
  • Automatically fills out forms
  • Search engine options
  • Text to speech
  • Reader mode
  • Spell checking
  • Web extensions/Add-ons
  • In-browser screenshot tool
  • Tab browsing
  • Bookmark manager
  • Automatically fills out forms
  • Search engine options
  • Text to speech
  • Reader mode
  • Spell checking
  • Web extensions/Add-ons
Reliability
  • OS availability
  • Mobile OS availability
  • Syncs with mobile
  • Password management
  • Primary password
  • Password management

According to this table, it's clear that Firefox now has better support in multiple angels than Internet Explorer. Aside from this, you can also enjoy the following benefits by moving IE data to Firefox:

  • Continuous tech support provided by Mozilla
  • Secure searching and browsing environment online via Firefox.
  • Low virus infection risk.
  • New updates and new features.

So how do you transfer IE data to Firefox on your own? Check the following tutorials, and you'll get reliable solutions that work to assist you in accomplishing this task perfectly.

#1. Move IE Data to Firefox on Local PC - Import Everything from Internet Explorer to Firefox

Stay here if you want to switch data, including favorites, settings, and even passwords, from the Internet Explorer to Firefox on your current computer. Follow and learn the details with the guidelines shown below:

Step 1. Open Mozilla Firefox, click the "Library" icon at the top right toolbar, then click "Bookmarks".

Open Firefox bookmark settings

Step 2. Select "Manage bookmarks", click "Import and Backup" at the top menu bar and select "Import Data from Another Browser...".

Select importing bookmarks

Step 3. Select "Microsoft Internet Explorer" on the popup window, and click "Next" to continue.

Select to import IE data to firefox

Step 4. Select the items to migrate from the IE browser to Firefox and click "Next" to continue.

  • Cookies
  • Browsing History
  • Saved Logins and Passwords
  • Favorites

Select items to import

Wait for the process to complete, and click "Finish" to end the migrating process.

Complete moving IE data to Firefox

#2. Transfer Internet Explorer Data - Favorites to Firefox Between Two Computers

If you are with the second case, trying to move your IE favorites from an old PC to Firefox on a new computer, stay here. The following step guidelines will show you the complete process:

Step 1. Export Internet Explorer Data - Favorites

  • Open IE browser, select "View favorites, feeds, and history".
  • Under Add to favorites menu, select "Import and export...".
  • Select "Export to a file", click "Next".
  • Select the folder to export your Favorites and select "Next".
  • Browse a location to save the exported file, click "Export" and "Finish".

Export IE favorites

Step 2. Copy and Move IE Data to New Computer

You can use a USB flash drive to transfer the exported IE favorites HTML file to the new computer.

Step 3. Import the Transferred Internet Explorer Favorites to Edge on New PC

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click the "Library" icon at the top right toolbar, then click "Bookmarks".
  • Select "Manage bookmarks", click "Import and Backup" at the top menu bar, and select "Import Bookmarks from HTML...".
  • Open and select the IE favorites HTML file, click "Open". 

Import data to Firefox on new PC

Wait for the process to finish.

Bonus Tip: How to Change Firefox Location from C Drive to New Drive

As you know, the browser may take massive space on your PC as time goes by. Also, if you frequently use the browser to download files, the Download folder may also take up certain storage space in your C drive.

To ensure your PC works smoothly all the time, it's highly suggested that you change the install location of some big apps, including the web browser and some working programs. So how to move your Firefox to another location? 

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Here is how to do so:

#1. Move Firefox from C Drive to Another Drive

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your PC

Go to "App Migration" and click "Start" to continue.

Select app migration transfer mode

Step 2. Select programs to move from C drive to another drive

1. Tick the C drive and select programs (marked as "Yes") that you want to transfer.

2. Click the triangle icon to select another drive on your computer as the destination, and click "Transfer" to start the process.

select programs to transfer

Step 3. Finish the transferring

Wait patiently until the transferring process finishes and click "OK" to confirm. 

finish transferring programs from C drive to another drive

When it has done, you can restart PC if necessary. This will keep all changes on your PC and then you can run and programs from another hard drive without reinstallation.

#2. Change Downloads Location of Firefox

  • Click the menu icon and select "Settings".
  • Type "Downloads" in the search box.
  • Click "Browse" to set a new location for saving the downloaded items via Firefox.

Change download location

#3. Move Firefox Downloads Folder to Another Drive

If you want to switch the items that Firefox previously downloaded to the new location, EaseUS Todo PCTrans is also capable of helping with its Large File Cleanup feature.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your PC

Go to "App Migration" and click "Start" to continue.

Select app migration transfer mode

Step 2. Select programs to move from C drive to another drive

1. Tick the C drive and select programs (marked as "Yes") that you want to transfer.

2. Click the triangle icon to select another drive on your computer as the destination, and click "Transfer" to start the process.

select programs to transfer

Step 3. Finish the transferring

Wait patiently until the transferring process finishes and click "OK" to confirm. 

finish transferring programs from C drive to another drive

When it has done, you can restart PC if necessary. This will keep all changes on your PC and then you can run and programs from another hard drive without reinstallation.

Firefox Is Secure and Reliable, and You Can Replace Internet Explorer With It

We compared Firefox and Internet Explorer and listed the benefits of moving Internet Explorer data to Firefox.

When IE ends its life, Firefox is reliable and secure that you can fully rely on. If you are ready to switch your personal and business data from IE to Firefox, go and follow the methods on this page for help now.

About the Author

Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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How Do I Switch/Move Internet Explorer to Firefox - EaseUS

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