A Guide to Migrating Your Data from Chrome to Firefox

In case you’re considering changing to Firefox Quantum, or at least attempting to switch, Firefox makes it quite simple. The truth is, Firefox can import your bookmarks, passwords, browsing history, and cookies specifically from Google Chrome.

It can likewise import this information from Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, if you plan to use those.

Migrating Your History, Bookmarks, Cookies and Passwords

Firefox regularly prompts you to import information when you first install it. But if you had Firefox installed before and you now need to import information, you’ll have to manually launch the tool. The Import Browser Data tool is somewhat hidden under the Bookmarks Manager window.

To get to the Bookmarks Manager, either click on the Library icon in the toolbar and click Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks, or click Ctrl+Shift+B.

Hit the “Import and Backup” button on the toolbar and select “Import Data From Another Browser”. (If you simply need to import bookmarks that you have exported from Chrome or in another browser as an HTML file, you can likewise simply click “Import Bookmarks from HTML” there, then after that, you may select the HTML file.)

Choose “Chrome” in the Import Wizard and hit on the “Next” button to import information from Google Chrome. Make sure that all Google Chrome browser windows are shut down before you carry on with the procedure.

You should then pick which information you need to import. If you have set up various Chrome browser profiles, you’ll initially be asked which profile you need to import data from.

Usually, Firefox will import Chrome’s Cookies, Browsing History, Saved Passwords, and Bookmarks. You can uncheck any of these choices to just import a few types of information.

Firefox will then import data and will tell you that it was imported successfully. Chrome’s bookmarks will be set in “From Chrome” folders that are located in your bookmarks menu and toolbar, however, you can reorder them in any way you like.

Downloading The Add-ons

Firefox cannot just import other information that you think is essential, just like to your add-ons. You will need to find similar extensions in the Firefox Add-ons gallery yourself.

If you are using a popular add-on from a major organization, there’s a decent possibility that there’s a version of the extension for Chrome that may be made by a similar developer. Smaller and more independent extensions may not be accessible for the two browsers, but rather you’ll most likely discover an add-on that can carry out the same functions.

Sync Firefox Browser Data Between Computers

Firefox has its own browser sync function that can keep your data syncing over different computers, phones, and tablets. You can see your Firefox Sync settings by clicking menu > Options > Firefox Account. If you still haven’t signed into a Firefox account, you can make one from here to begin synchronizing your data.

You can sign in with the same Firefox account in all your gadgets and your information will be matched up between them, much like the same as with Chrome. Firefox syncs history, open tabs, logins, bookmarks, preferences and add-ons. After you have set up Firefox once, it will sync all your preferences in your devices.

You can get the same information on your phone or tablet as well. Firefox offers apps for Apple iPhone, iPad and Android. They give you an opportunity to get to your Firefox bookmarks, passwords, open tabs and history on your phones, as well.

Luckily, with Firefox Quantum, Firefox recently uses Google as the default search engine. Yahoo is no longer the default search engine, so you don’t need to worry about it.

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