Microsoft Edge (macOS) Migrate Bookmarks from Safari

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Problem

So now theres a version of Microsoft Edge for macOS! Normally I would not bother, but I spend a lot of time in SharePoint and Azure so I thought, rather than my usual approach of playing ‘Browser Roulette’ I’d try Microsoft Edge and see what it was like.

My usual browser of choice is Safari, but the install wizard defaults to wanting to import bookmarks / favourites* from Chrome. (I do also have Chrome, but I don’t use it often!)

*Note: Wow! Microsoft have spelled Favourites correctly for once!

So how to get my Safari Bookmarks?

Solution

Firstly Edge needs full disk access to get the bookmarks > Apple Logo > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access > ‘UNLOCK’ > Tick Microsoft edge.

Grant Edge Full disk Access macOS

Launch Edge > {ellipses} > Settings > Import Browser Data > Select ‘Safari’ > Import.

Migrate Bookmarks from Safari to Edge MacOS

So now they are there, but they look like a ‘bag of spanners’ all my neat folders have been moved into another folder called ‘Imported from Safari”.

Migrate Bookmarks from Safari to Edge MacOS folders

From ‘Manage Favourites’, you can drag everything to where you want it.

Migrate Bookmarks from Safari to Edge MacOS re order folders

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Author: PeteLong

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