How do I import my Chrome (35.0.1916.153) bookmarks in to Safari (7.0.4)?

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Safari 8: File » Import From

Just noting that Safari 8 has an option to import directly from Chrome. In Safari, select File > Import From from menu bar.

  • On a related note, Click on Chrome > Import Bookmarks and Settings to import in to Chrome.
    – Danger14
    Nov 13, 2014 at 21:05
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    And it does it without creating duplicates! :) Nov 30, 2014 at 14:08
  • I realized this option didn't appear for me because I'm using Chrome Canary... In this case I still had to export bookmarks to a file and then import from Safari.
    – xji
    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:26
  • The favicon is missed....
    – Xianjun
    Apr 2, 2018 at 0:24

Exporting Your Chrome Bookmarks

Chrome stores bookmarks in a non-HTML format so you need to export them first before you can import them in to Safari.

  1. Select Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager from the menu bar in Chrome
  2. In the Bookmark Manager UI select Organize > Export Bookmarks to HTML File...
  3. Select a location to save the file (I suggest Desktop) in the File window dialog and click the Save button

Import the Exported Bookmarks in to Safari

  1. In Safari select File > Import Bookmarks... from the menu bar
  2. Navigate to the folder where you saved the exported HTML bookmarks file, select the file and press the Import button

Your bookmarks will be imported in to a bookmark folder named imported <date of import>. For example, on the day of writing this answer, my imported bookmarks were placed in a bookmark folder named imported 6/22/14. You can organize your bookmarks in Safari by selecting Bookmarks > Edit Bookmarks to open the bookmark editing interface in a tab. Move and re-arrange your imported bookmarks to suit your needs.

  • Very clear explanation. Chrome can import bookmarks directly from Safari; too bad it doesn't work the other way also. Nov 4, 2014 at 21:21
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    See the answer below - the new Safari 8 has an option for importing from Chrome.
    – nwinkler
    Nov 8, 2014 at 18:23

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