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How to Import Passwords from CSV File in Microsoft Edge

Here's how you can import passwords from CSV file in Microsoft Edge.

Starting in build 90.0.817.0, Microsoft Edge allows you to import passwords from a file in a popular CSV format. It is a nice addition to the existing features which allow importing saved logins and passwords from Chrome, Firefox, IE and the legacy Edge app.

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CSV stands for "Comma Separated Values". It is a plain text file that contains rows of data. Values in a row ("columns") are separated by commas. This is very popular file format when it comes to data exchange between apps. Many database management apps, contact apps on phone and desktop offer exporting values to a CSV file.

This also works for browsers. All popular browsers allow exporting saved logins and passwords to a CSV file. For example, this can be done in Edge and Firefox.

Earlier, we have seen how to export saved passwords in Microsoft Edge to such a file. However, the native ability to import a CSV back file to Edge was missing until now. Finally, Microsoft has updated the data import option of the Edge browser. However, it is still experimental and is hidden behind a flag. So you need first enable it.

Enable the CSV import option in Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Type edge://flags/#PasswordImport into the address bar, and hit the Enter key.
  3. Select Enabled to the right of Password import option.Enable Password Import From CSV In Microsoft Edge
  4. Restart the browser.

Now you will be able to import passwords from a file. The option is activated and is integrated into the import wizard that you can find in settings of the browser. Here's is how it can be done.

Import Passwords from CSV file to Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click on the Settings button (Alt + F) and select Settings from the menu.Edge Menu Settings Item
  3. Click on Profiles on the left. On the right, click on Passwords.Edge Profiles Passwords Entry
  4. Scroll down to the Saved passwords section.
  5. Click on the More actions button with three horizontal dots.Edge Menu Settings Item
  6. Select Import passwords from the menu.Edge Import Passwords From CSV File
  7. In the next dialog, click on Choose file and select your CSV file.Edge Choose CSV File To Import Passwords From

You are done! Microsoft Edge will import the passwords and show the "All done! We’ve brought your data over" message once finished.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

3 thoughts on “How to Import Passwords from CSV File in Microsoft Edge”

    1. It looks like the password import feature is removed in Edge. Can’t get it working starting in Edge 91 and above.

  1. It worked for me as of 12/17/2021 but now I can’t disable it. Once enabled, Password Import has completely disappeared from the Flags list.

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