Import and export browser data

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To import data from a Vivaldi on another device, we recommend using the browser’s Sync feature. Continue reading to learn how to import data from other browser and from files on your computer, including alternative ways to transfer data between Vivaldi browsers.

Import Bookmarks

To import Bookmarks from another browser on the same computer or from an HTML file,

  1. Go to the Vivaldi menu > File > Import from Applications or Files.
  2. Select which browser you want to import bookmarks from.
    If you have saved your bookmarks in a file, select Bookmarks HTML file from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click Start Import.

Depending on the source browser, you can import other browser data, such as Passwords and History, at the same time as well.

Export Bookmarks

To export bookmarks:

  • Go to the Vivaldi menu > File > Export Bookmarks;
  • Choose the download location;

The file will be saved as an HTML file.

Import Passwords

  1. Go to the Vivaldi menu > File > Import from Applications or Files;
  2. Select which browser you want to import passwords from;
  3. Click Start Import.

To import passwords from .csv file:

  1. Go to vivaldi://flags and search for #password-import;
  2. Enable the experimental feature;
  3. Restart the browser;
  4. Type “chrome://settings/passwords” into the Address field;
  5. Click on More actions (on the right from Saved Passwords);
  6. Select Import;
  7. Choose the .csv file with your passwords;
  8. Click Open.

Export Passwords

To export passwords from Vivaldi:

  1. Type “chrome://settings/passwords” into the Address field;
  2. Click on More actions (on the right from Saved Passwords);
  3. Select Export Passwords;
  4. Enter your OS’ account password;
  5. Choose the download location;
  6. Click Save;

Important! Storing passwords in a .csv file will make them visible to anyone with access to the file.

Import History

In addition to Bookmarks and Passwords, from most browsers, you can also import your browsing History.

  1. Go to the Vivaldi menu > File > Import from Applications or Files.
  2. Select which browser you want to import history from;
  3. Click Start Import.

Import Notes

To import Notes:

  1. Make sure all notes you want to import are in one folder;
  2. Open Quick Commands (F2 / ⌘ E);
  3. Type “Import notes“;
  4. Select the folder you want to import and click Select Folder.

All applicable text files in the folder will be imported as notes to Vivaldi.

Export Notes

To export notes:

  1. Open Quick Commands (F2 / ⌘ E);
  2. Type “Export notes“;
  3. Select a folder you want to export the notes to and click Select Folder.

All notes will be saved as separate text files.

Transfer the full Vivaldi browser profile

We recommend using Sync to transfer data from one Vivaldi to another. In case you want to import more data than can be synced, you can copy and replace the full profile folder. To transfer only some data types, move to the next paragraph.

To locate the profile folder:

  1. Go to Vivaldi menu > Help > About or vivaldi://about;
  2. Make note of the Profile Path;
  3. Locate the Default folder in your File Manager/Finder.

To move the profile from one Vivaldi to another:

  1. Move a copy of the Default folder from the source computer to the target computer;
  2. Locate the Default folder you want to replace in your File Manager/Finder.
  3. Exit/Quit Vivaldi;
  4. Paste and replace the profile;
  5. Open Vivaldi.

Import data files from Chromium browsers

While Vivaldi is closed you can replace files in the profile folder, with the same files from Vivaldi’s or another Chromium based browser’s profile folders.

Before trying to import data this way, we recommend making a backup of your current profile folder just in case.

With this method you can import the following data:

  • Bookmarks,
  • Current Session,
  • Current Tabs,
  • Favicons,
  • History,
  • Last Session,
  • Last Tabs,
  • Login Data,
  • Notes (only available in Vivaldi),
  • Preferences,
  • Web Data.

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