How to Migrate All Your Data from Google Chrome to Firefox?
Mozilla Firefox has come a long way to become one of the most popular and robust browsers on the market. With support for thousands of extensions, a clean, uncluttered interface, and a fast browsing experience, it makes sense to want to use it as your primary or secondary browser.
If you’ve just upgraded to Firefox or are planning to use it as a secondary browser, you’ll probably want to import your bookmarks or bookmarks from your current browser. And, transferring your favorites from Google Chrome to Firefox is easy and will only take a few minutes .
Firefox can import your saved passwords, bookmarks, cookies and browsing history directly from Chrome. And, not just Chrome. Firefox can also import user data from Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. This tutorial will guide you through the process of importing data from Chrome to Firefox.
Import favorites, cookies and Firefox browsing history
If you install Firefox for the first time, it will prompt you to import bookmarks. However, if you have already installed Firefox or intentionally skipped this step, you can still run the procedure manually. To import bookmarks, cookies, browser history and saved passwords, simply follow the steps below.
- Close Google Chrome if you have tabs and windows open
- Go to the Firefox menu bar and search for “Bookmarks” and go to “ Show All Bookmarks .” This will open the library window
- Click the “Import and Save” button on the toolbar, then select “ Import data from another browser ”. The import wizard opens
- Select the source browser, in our case, Google Chrome, and click “Next.” If you have multiple Google Chrome profiles, you will be asked to choose the profile in which you want to import data
- Click to check the items you want to migrate from Chrome (Favorites, History, Cookies), then click the “Next” button. Note that you can import everything at the same time
- A message will appear informing you that the process is complete. Click the Finish button and close the library window
Bookmarks and other Chrome data should now appear in the “Imported from Chrome” folders located in your toolbar or in the bookmarks menu. You should also be able to see Chrome’s history in the Firefox menu bar.
What about your add-ons?
Unfortunately, Firefox does not import any add-ons installed in Chrome . However, there is a wide choice of extensions in the Firefox gallery. And, you are likely to find one that is equivalent to what you are looking for.
For example, if you are using popular extensions of some large companies, it is likely that a version of Firefox is also available. However, if you use the lesser-known add-ons, you may not find the same, but certainly a replacement of choice.
The Firefox Import Wizard will migrate most of your Internet favorites from Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera Mini and other browsers so you do not have a problem switching to Firefox. However, for the process to work seamlessly, you must have Firefox 11 or later installed.