Do you still use Internet Explorer at home or at work? If so, time’s running out. Microsoft will finally retire IE in June 2022, which means it will no longer be supported, updated, patched, or protected.
Below are the steps for making Edge you default internet browser. Also included are instructions for importing your Favorites from Internet Explorer.
Set Edge as Your Default Browser
When you launch Edge for the first time, it will usually prompt you with a message asking if you want to make Edge your default browser. If you do not get the prompt, follow the steps below to make Edge your default web browser.
- Right Click on the Start button and choose Settings.
- Click on Apps and choose Default Apps.
- Scroll down the list and click the Web browser section, which may be set to Internet Explorer. Select Microsoft Edge.
- Edge will now be your Default web browser.
Import Favorites From Internet Explorer
If you want to import your favorites from Internet Explorer into Edge, follow these few easy steps:
- Open Edge and click the Favorites icon (1). Select the ellipsis icon (2) for more options, then click Import favorites (3).
- At the Import browser data window, choose Microsoft Internet Explorer from the drop down. You can choose to import all data by leaving all the boxes checked or you can just import your bookmarks (favorites).
- Click Import. Your Favorites are now imported into Edge.
- If you use the Bookmark bar in Internet Explorer and you would like to use it in Edge as well, you can easily turn on that setting.
- Click the Favorites icon (1). Select the ellipsis icon (2) for more options, then click Show favorites bar (3).
- From the drop down, choose Always.