How to Save Bookmarks from IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera

How to Save BookmarksHow would you like to save your bookmarks from IE, Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome so that you can restore them in case if you need to re-install your operating system or move them from one computer to another? This post will show you how to save and restore bookmarks in simple steps.

Bookmarking the favorite web pages can save a lot of time as it becomes almost impossible to remember a list of favorite websites and their URLs. However, it can be really frustrating at times when you lose all those saved bookmarks in case if a computer crashes. Also, if you are a person who uses more than one computer then it becomes hard to copy all those bookmarks one by one manually. So, saving the bookmarks can be really handy in such situations. Here is how to to do it:

Saving a Bookmark file from Internet Explorer:

  1. From the File menu, select the option Import and Export.
  2. Select the option Export to a file and click on Next.
  3. In the next screen, select Favorites and click on Next.
  4. In the next screen, once again click on Favorites and then click on Next.
  5. Now choose the destination where you want to save your bookmarks and click on Export.
  6. In the next screen click on Finish.

Now you have successfully saved all your bookmarks in a .HTM file. You can use this file to later restore the bookmarks to either IE, Firefox or any other browser. To import the saved bookmarks from a file all you need to do is go to File menu, click on Import and Export, select the option Import from a file and proceed with the screen instructions.

Saving a Bookmark file from Firefox:

  1. From the Bookmarks menu on the top, select the option Organize Bookmarks.
  2. A window will pop-up. From this window, click on Import and Backup at the top and select the option Export HTML.
  3. Now choose the destination where you want to save the bookmark file and click on Save.

To restore this saved file, follow the step-1 and in step-2, select the option Import HTML instead of Export HTML and proceed.

Saving a Bookmark file from Google Chrome:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Bookmark Manager.
  2. Click the Organize menu in the manager.
  3. Select Export bookmarks.
  4. Select the location where you want your exported file to be saved, then click Save.

To restore the bookmarks, follow step-1, step-2 and in step-3 select Import bookmarks instead of Export bookmarks and proceed.

Saving a Bookmark file from Opera:

  1. From the File menu, select the option Import and Export.
  2. Scroll over to the pull-down menu on the right and choose Export Bookmarks as HTML.
  3. On the next screen, choose the destination folder from the “Save in” menu text box at the top of the screen.
  4. Just click the Save button and you’re done.

I hope you like this post. If you have anything to say or have queries, please pass comments.


  1. Mars M
    July 17, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Very useful post. Thanks

  2. waffles
    July 17, 2010 at 10:37 PM

    oh NOW i know wat u mean.i thought u wer talkin bout jus clickn on the star

  3. Keyur
    July 19, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    hello Srikanth ! I want to know who runs the internet actually, can you tell me which organization do that ? Thank you for the post.

  4. Mars M
    July 21, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    What is the best browser among IE, Firefox, Chrome & Opera for slow internet connection. Thanks For your post, again.

    Mars M

    • Srikanth
      July 22, 2010 at 1:38 PM

      @ Mars M

      I like firefox and IE 8 the most.

  5. hemant
    September 6, 2010 at 12:19 AM

    hey it didn’t work at all i’ve export the bookmark but plzz tell me how to open the page again ???????

  6. andrew atherton
    October 10, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    this was very helpful thanks a lot.

  7. manoj kumar
    November 22, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    hey,what is the safest browser available which supports all the monitoring features of antispywares,antiloggers and ofcourse antivirus and trojans…?pls recommend one……..

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    July 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    it helped me a lot thanyou

  10. Suraj
    July 24, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    I like firefox browser it is a nice information

  11. Jatin
    May 4, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Thankx it worked

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