Export Your Favorites from a Browser

In order to retain any preferences set in a browser, you will need to export the information to a file and then store the file in your Microsoft OneDrive. Please locate your preferred browser below and follow the steps to backup your data.


  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click the Customize and Control Google Chrome menu in the upper right corner
  3. Select bookmarks
  4. Select the bookmarks manager
  5. Click the Organize menu in the upper right corner
  6. Choose export bookmarks to HTML file
  7. Choose a location to save the file
  8. Click Save


  1. Start Firefox
  2. Click the Bookmarks button
  3. Select Show All Bookmarks
  4. From the toolbar on the Library window, click Import and Backup
  5. Choose Export Bookmarks to HTML
  6. Choose a location to save the file
  7. Click Save


  1. Open Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three dots in the upper right corner
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select Import info from another browser
  5. Click Export to a file
  6. Choose a location to save the file
  7. Click Save


  1. Start Internet Explorer
  2. Click the star in the upper right corner
  3. Where it says Add to favorites, click the down arrow
  4. Select Import and Export, and then click Next
  5. Click Export Favorites and then click Next
  6. Click Favorites and then click Next
  7. Type the name of the file that you want to export the favorites to


  1. Start Safari
  2. Click the gear in the upper right corner
  3. Select the Show Menu Bar
  4. In the upper left corner, click File
  5. Click Export Bookmarks
  6. Choose a location to save the file
  7. Click Save


  1. Open Opera
  2. Click the heart on the left sidebar
  3. Select Import/Export
  4. Click Export
  5. Choose a location to save the file
  6. Click Save

Upload Files to OneDrive

Once you have saved your favorites, please move the file to your OneDrive, along with any other important files, using the following steps:

  1. Open the File Explorer
  2. Locate the file or folder you would like to upload
  3. In a web browser, navigate to portal.office.com
  4. Open the OneDrive application
  5. Drag and drop the file or folder into the browser to upload it


Note: Please be sure to backup any important documents, pictures, and other files within OneDrive before transitioning to Windows 10. If a document contains a Social Security number, Credit Card number, or other sensitive information, you will instead need to store it in your My_Documents drive.

Remember to notate any additional or specialty software that will need to be re-added after the upgrade to Windows 10 as well as the names of any printers you currently use. Please provide this information to ITS.

Install OneDrive Application

After the computer has been upgraded, you can add the OneDrive application to the machine by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to the start menu in the bottom left corner of the screen
  2. Type OneDrive for Business
  3. Run the application

Once the application runs, it will sync with your OneDrive for Business WPI account. It will then appear as a separate location in the File Explorer. Any files stored on OneDrive can now be moved onto your computer through the application or through the OneDrive web application located at portal.office.com.