Microsoft Edge based on Chromium supports importing browser data from Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Classic Edge browsers and from an HTML file that contains favorites. Let us see how to import Classic Edge browser data into the Chromium Edge browser.
Is this the right time to move to new Edge from Legacy Edge? Maybe not as the former is still in development, but the things happening to switch you to new Edge browser. The recent leak of Microsoft Edge Stable installer confirms the stable version is not far away from general release, and Microsoft is also making changes appropriately for the users to divert focus to Chromium Edge.
In regards to that, the company removed Classic Edge shortcut from Start menu in Windows 10 version 1903 and it is now difficult to find and open it via start menu search, the results only show shortcuts of Dev or Canary version of Edge for launch. One more move, the company today added the ability to import settings from old Edge to the new one via the import option available in Settings.
Import Data from old Microsoft Edge into Microsoft Edge Chromium browser
1. Launch the new Edge browser
2. Click on ellipsis menu and select Settings
3. Select Profiles > Import browser data
4. Choose “Microsoft Edge”, select what to import from old Edge.
Note: By default, browser imports this data: favorites, Saved passwords, Addresses, Payment information and Browsing history
After selecting the data items, click “Import”, new Edge will do the rest and once import process is finished, you’ll be notified with a message “we’ve brought your data over” and provides a toggle to show favorites bar, click Done.