Microsoft Edge Canary gets support for importing data from Legacy Edge

If you install the new Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, it will replace the Legacy Edge and bring up the tabs you reserved as favorites in the new Edge browser, which can be accessed anytime by visiting the edge://favorites page. The new Edge so far supports importing browser data from Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and HTML files from bookmarks or bookmarks, with the latest Edge Canary update, Microsoft has brought support for importing data from Edge Legacy browser behind a flag, by activating it, you can bring browsing data from the old Edge – cookies, passwords, extension, etc – and settings to the new Edge, here’s how it can be done.

1. Make sure you are using Microsoft Edge Canary 83.0.473.0 or later, visit edge://flags/#edge-legacy-import

import Microsoft Edge Legacy flag data

2. Select Enabled and restart the browser

The flag available for Windows provides the following description:

“Adds an entry for “Microsoft Edge Legacy” to the list of browsers from which you can import your data. This allows you to import bookmarks, passwords, browsing history and more. To import data from another browser, go to edge://settings/importData -Windows”.

Importing Markers and Other Data from Legacy Edge to New Edge

1. Launch Edge browser,

2. Click the ellipsis menu > Settings > Profiles > Import browser data

3. Select Microsoft Edge Legacy, choose items and click Import.

5. New Edge informs you when the import is complete.

By default, the new Edge imports the following data from the Legacy Edge

  • favorites or bookmarks,
  • saved passwords,
  • search engines
  • Adresses
  • payment information
  • Browsing history
  • Cookies
  • Home page
  • Definitions
  • open tabs
  • extensions

In case you didn’t know, Firefox already supports importing browsing data from the new Edge as well as the classic Edge.

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