Brave can't import data from Edge beta

Hey, so when I want to import settings from Edge beta to Brave it only shows IE.
Anyone has a solution?

The version is the latest one, I downloaded Brave a few hours ago.

It imports data from Internet Explorer, there is no option for Edge Beta.

Hi, @ontstudios. It looks like a variant of what I’ve posted elsewhere, like here, will work. I just downloaded Edge Beta and tried it. Essentially, you copy your bookmarks file directly from the Edge profile folder to you Brave profile folder. Depending on when you installed the Edge Beta, the profile folder may be in a slightly different place, but for the one I just downloaded, the path to Bookmarks for Edge is
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Bookmarks
I also see folders for Edge Beta, Edge Dev, and Edge SXS, so if your current file isn’t where mine is, check there.

With Brave closed, just copy your Edge Bookmarks file to you Brave profile folder, which should be
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Default

Here’s a pic to illustrate (click to enlarge):

1 Like

Can I also import passwords that way?

I’m not sure. Simply copying a file that has the passwords in it might not work if there are encryption keys or something needed to use the file. What you could try, after making backup copies of the Edge and Brave profile folders, is selecting all the items in the Edge profile folder and copy them to the Brave profile folder. If it breaks Brave, delete the Brave profile folder, copy the backup to it, and try selecting fewer things from the Edge profile folder, starting with things that are obviously Edge specific and focusing on things that look relevant. If I had time, I’d try it and report back, but that’s more involved than I have time for. I think a long time ago I successfully did this with Chrome.

1 Like


so basically you go to settings > passwords > saved passwords then click the three dots then export.

to import it, do the nearly same way to brave browser

Thanks @Nathannaelc!


Awesome @Nathannaelc and @ontstudios. That’s much easier. In the case of Bookmarks, my experience has been that you lose the structure of the source profile bookmarks when you export/import, and the direct copy avoids that, but passwords don’t have the same deal.

1 Like

This topic was automatically closed 30 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.