We will explain the different ways of migrating your Microsoft Edge Browser from one computer to another one, which might want to do if you are bought a new computer.

1 – Simple Method: Let Microsoft Edge Sync

how to have Microsoft Edge browser sync settings between computers

The easiest and fastest way to migrate your Edge settings on a different computer is to enable its built in Sync. You can do this by either:

  1. clicking on your icon in the top right corner of MS Edge and then clicking TURN ON SYNC, or
  2. clicking 3 DOTS (top right corner) > SETTINGS > PROFILES > TURN ON SYNC

Then go to your other (new?) computer and do the same thing.

Favorites/Bookmarks, Passwords, and History will all be transferred between your two computers in a very nice sync process the is pretty seamless to you.

2 – The Hard Way – Copy Edge Files & Registry

You can export HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > EDGE > PREFERENCEMACS to a .REG file from your old / source computer and then import it by double clicking on the .REG file on your new computer.

You can also copy C:\Users\<USER NAME>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data from your old / source computer and then copy to the same location on your new computer.

However, that is relatively difficult, time consuming and does NOT copy your saved passwords.

3 – Manually – Export and Import Edge Settings

There are 4 browser settings most people want to copy from one computer to another:

A – How To Copy Passwords Saved in Microsoft Edge To a New Computer?

  1. Click the 3 dots in the top right corner
  2. Click SETTINGS
  3. Click PROFILES
  4. Click the > on the PASSWORDS line
  5. Click the 3 dots beside ADD PASSWORD
  6. Click EXPORT PASSWORDS

Then do the same but select IMPORT PASSWORDS on the new computer.

how to export import migrate passwords in ms edge browser

B – How To Copy Microsoft Edge Favorites / Bookmarks To a New Computer?

  1. Click the START icon in the top right corner
  2. Click the 3 dots beside the magnifying glass icon
  3. Click EXPORT FAVORITES

Then do the same but select IMPORT FAVORITES on the new computer.

how to migrate copy import export favorites bookmarks from microsoft edge browser

C – How To Copy Browsing History Saved in Microsoft Edge To a New Computer?

Microsoft Edge stores its history in C:\Users\<USER NAME>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Network\Cookies or in ….\User Data\PROFILE 1\Network\Cookies
(NOTE: There is no extension to the filename)

Unfortunately, you may not be able to simply transfer this file to your new computer but the HISTORY file is in SQLITE format so you can:

  1. view its contents by opening this awesome GitHub page http://inloop.github.io/sqlite-viewer and dragging COOKIES the file onto it.
  2. see everything about it using the free SQLite DB Browser sqlitebrowser.org/blog/portableapp-for-3-11-2-release-now-available . To see your browsing history, select the BROWSE DATA tab and then select the table called URLS.

D – How To Copy Cookies Saved in Microsoft Edge To a New Computer?

Microsoft Edge stores its cookies in C:\Users\<USER NAME>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Network\Cookies or in ….\User Data\PROFILE 1\Network\Cookies
(NOTE: There is no extension to the filename)

Unfortunately, you may not be able to simply copy this file to your new computer which is quite annoying. However, the COOKIES file is in SQLITE format and you can:

  1. view its contents by opening this awesome GitHub page http://inloop.github.io/sqlite-viewer and dragging COOKIES the file onto it.
  2. see everything about it using the free SQLite DB Browser sqlitebrowser.org/blog/portableapp-for-3-11-2-release-now-available


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