How to import / export passwords using Microsoft Edge

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Read on to learn how to import and export passwords using Microsoft Edge. Microsoft has made it easy to import and export passwords in Microsoft Edge.

How to import passwords into Microsoft Edge

Importing passwords into Microsoft Edge is extremely simple once you learn how. You don't even need to export passwords from your old browser; Microsoft Edge will detect the browsers installed on your system and allow you to import from the browser of your choice.


If you want to import a password manager repository into Edge, check if you can install the manager via the Edge add-ons repository. If you can, you should be able to log into your account and keep your passwords.


Importing passwords from a browser

  • Launch Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots at the top right. Then, click on "Settings".
  • You may be tempted to click on the “Password” setting on this page, but you shouldn't do it to the end! Instead, go a little under Passwords and click "Import Browser Data". Choose the browser you want to import passwords from.
  • In the top menu, select the browser you want to import from. So, if you have multiple profiles on that browser, you can select which profile will be used to capture your passwords. Once you have both set up, make sure the checkbox labeled “Saved passwords” is checked.
  • When you check it, you will see a small notice appear on the right. This warns you that any passwords you have already saved will be overwritten by the imported data. Therefore, if you changed an account password in Edge, it will be overwritten by the old details when importing.
  • When you're ready, scroll down and click "Import". You will see a success message: “All done! We have brought your data. "
  • Click the “Password” setting on the Settings page. A reboot may be required before all passwords are displayed.

Importare password da file CSV a Microsoft Edge

Using the steps above, you can easily import your passwords from your desktop or a password manager in .csv format into Edge. Just choose the “CSV password file” option from the “Import from” drop-down menu in “Import browser data”. This will take you to the pop-up shown below.



From the pop-up screen, choose the .csv file containing the passwords on your system. You should now see a success message: “All done! We have brought your data. "

How to export passwords from Microsoft Edge

If you don't like the new Edge browser and want to migrate again, you can export your passwords from Edge. This way, you can import them into the next browser you use so you don't lose any data.

To do this, go back to the settings page. While we avoided the Passwords page before, we can now access it to export our passwords.

Next to the words “Saved passwords”, click on the three dots. Note that if you're using dark mode on your Edge, the gray background may make it difficult to see the dots. Hover your mouse under the switches until you find it.


Click "Export Password".

You will be shown a dialog screen warning that "your passwords will be visible to anyone who can see the exported file". Click "export password" to ignore the message and proceed.

Some users may need to enter their Windows PIN before exporting passwords. Otherwise, you can easily save a CSV file containing all your passwords and import it to any browser or device.


Make sure to delete the file once the import is complete, otherwise other people with access to your device can easily open the .csv file to see your passwords.

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