Windows 10: Chrome Bug: Unable to Import Bookmaks from HTML File?

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  1. MariJMF Win User

    Chrome Bug: Unable to Import Bookmaks from HTML File?


    Hi Everyone...

    I just found this forum in a search attempt to resolve this issue, so any input will be much appreciated. I have recently upgraded to a Windows 10 computer and transferred all my important data (docs, pictures, music, software) to this computer from an older Windows 7 machine. Everything has gone relatively well and is nearly complete expect for moving my 100+ bookmarks from one computer to the other. I know how to import/export bookmarks and have done it on prior versions of Windows, so I'm a bit surprised that of all possible issues with 10, this would be the one I'd run into.

    As the title states, I have exported my bookmarks from Chrome (from the Win 7 computer), saved the html file, transferred the html file to the Win 10 computer, selected Organize and then Import in Chrome's bookmark manager. The import will appear successful as Chrome will show the green check mark with "Success!" below it. However, the folders in the Bookmark Manager always come up empty after this process. I have tried several times and several different ways to do this, too. I've transferred the exported file 2 different ways (USB HD and email attachment) to make sure the exported file wasn't corrupted. The file transferred bookmarks seamlessly across browsers on the Win 7 computer. So, once I knew the exported file wasn't the source of the problem, I tried installing Firefox on the new computer and importing the bookmarks from Firefox to Chrome, but still nothing appears in Chrome's Bookmark Manager. Then, I imported my bookmarks from Chrome to IE (on the original Win 7 computer), saved the htm file that IE creates, tried to move that to Firefox and then Chrome (on the new Win 10 computer) and yet, Chrome's BM continues to remain empty. I now have both an htm (IE) file and html (Chrome) saved to the Win 10 computer, but neither Import (or they're importing but not appearing viewable in Chrome or Firefox's BM) with Windows 10.

    Upon further search for an answer, I found an old post on another forum that mentions this is a bug with bookmarks created and imported by/into Chrome. Some posters mentioned there is a workaround by removing <HR> tags, but I don't quite understand how to do that. The post I'm referring to is here: Google Groupes 7Cspell:false

    I don't know if it's permitted to bring posts from other forums here, but if not, please understand that I needed to for a reference point. In case anyone here can better explain how to edit the bookmarks file in the way that has been explained there, I thought it would be worth the try since all other attempts have failed. According that post and others, this is apparently a known bug with Chrome that has gone on for a while, and I can't believe it doesn't seem to have been properly addressed other than the workaround mentioned there. If anyone can explain how to do the workaround mentioned there or has any other ideas, I'd appreciate it as I want to continue using Chrome and need my bookmarks transferred. Sorry for such a long post and thanks in advance for any assistance!

    :)
     
    MariJMF, Jan 11, 2017
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    Pity that hasn't worked currently in Windows 10 1703 for several months now, until Google fixes that.

    And -of course- the version that did not export to html did not support import from html either so going to html was useless anyway.

    Meanwhile Edge v40 has the capability to export to html so you don't need Chrome at all

    Unfortunately Edge imports to an Imported from html import folder so carrying over bookmarks in a html file is not very useful.

    But executed very poorly.
     
    BeefRWijker, Jan 11, 2017
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  3. How do I migrate safely from Google Chrome to IE or Microsoft Edge?

    Hi,

    before you uninstall chrome, you will have to export the bookmarks (to html files) and then import those html files into IE.... From Edge you could then import the Favorties from IE.... you won't be able to retain your browsing history from chrome though.

    You can find the chrome support forum here - Google Groupes

    here is an answer from their support forum that details the steps in exporting your bookmarks from chrome to IE. Import or export bookmarks - Google Chrome Help

    !Important: before you uninstall Chrome from your windows computer you MUST first, go to the chrome settings page and uncheck the option to "Make chrome your default web browser", then open IE and select the Tools>Internet Options menu option, and on the
    Programs tab of internet Options there is a link to "Make Internet Explorer your default web browser"... there is a bug in the Chrome uninstaller... if you don't do this first... IE will not work properly on some websites....

    Regards.
     
    IECUSTOMIZER, Jan 11, 2017
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  4. torre Win User

    Chrome Bug: Unable to Import Bookmaks from HTML File?

    Just to be clear, you are attempting to import the Chrome favs html file on Win10 computer to Chrome which is installed on the Win10 computer ?

    Try to repost the link from the Chrome forum.
     
    torre, Jan 11, 2017
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  5. MariJMF Win User
    Yes, that is exactly what I'm trying to do. The html file is now saved to the Win 10 computer, but won't show up in the BM after imported.

    Here's one link about it:
    https://productforums.google.com/for...me/x6MvnQUkAug

    Posts from "Bill Rolly" mention the <HR> tags. There's a longer thread about this, but the link won't copy/paste properly. Apparently, this has gone on for a long time, but it is my first experience with this. Thanks for responding, torre.*Smile
     
    MariJMF, Jan 11, 2017
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  6. torre Win User
    Would it benefit to start a new thread in the Chrome forum since the thread and others are old ?

    Hopefully, someone here may have further info. In the interim, seems you will have to open the html file for access or import to Edge or IE.

    (I am not currently using Chrome and have never experienced the issue)
     
    torre, Jan 11, 2017
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  7. MariJMF Win User
    The reason I chose this forum is because, unlike many others, I didn't experience this issue until using Windows 10. The file works fine in Win 7. I'm using Chrome as my default browser and Chrome will not open the file at all... not even as a shortcut on the desktop. I'm not sure what will populate the list of favorites even as a text file so I can copy and paste the links to this Windows 10 computer one by one. *Sad

    Thank you so much for your help. Hopefully someone will have a suggestion that works for me. I will consider posting the same issue on the Chrome forum and check both.
     
    MariJMF, Jan 11, 2017
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  8. torre Win User

    Chrome Bug: Unable to Import Bookmaks from HTML File?

    Can file be opened by IE or Edge ? Or be imported by IE or Edge ?

    On the Chrome thread, one user imported the file to a USB flash drive. May be worth a try.
     
    torre, Jan 11, 2017
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  9. MariJMF Win User
    Unless I'm missing it (which is possible since I've been doing constant computer work), Edge doesn't have an option to import bookmarks via html or .htm file. I will try to import to IE and then back to Chrome, and then update this post with whether or not it worked.

    I did try putting the file on a USB hard drive and then importing. I don't have a flash drive at the moment. I also figured if it wasn't working from a USB hard drive, it probably wouldn't make a difference if it was a flash drive, right? Anyone have any ideas what program can open/read this bookmarks file (either as htm or .html) as list a of code just so I can grab all the website addresses and copy/paste them into Chrome and bookmark individually? It might sound crazy as it is very time consuming, but I'm not sure what else to do.

    Thanks again for trying to help!
     
    MariJMF, Jan 11, 2017
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  10. torre Win User
    Check to make sure you have the latest updates for Win10. Then go to Settings - View Favorite Settings - Import. Import is currently the only option. Insider Builds currently have the Export option and should be available to all with the next Win10 Update in Mar/Apr.
     
    torre, Jan 11, 2017
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  11. Serenites Win User
    Good morning. I'm having exactly the same problem. Is there a fix for it? Tnx

    HI.
     
    Serenites, Apr 5, 2018
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