Copy History, Cookies and other files to another Browser

Want to copy Browser History, Cookies and other things like favorites (bookmarks), URL cache (history, cookies and cache information) to another browser? Wondering how to do it? Now this can be done easily.

All you need is Historian which is a free portable software program that can process the browsing history of several popular web browsers and export the information into csv or text format. There are many supported web browsers like Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3, Google Chrome and Opera.

Using Historian, you will be able to copy or export information about bookmarks, the browsing history, downloads, cookies and cache information easily. However the only disadvantage is that you will have to drag and drop the file for which you are required to know the name and its location.

Example, Firefox saves its history and other info in the file named ‘places.sqlite’ while Opera does that in the file named ‘download.dat’. But if you know these files then you can easily copy the required information from one browser to another.


If you wish to format your PC but do not want to lose your history, then following method is for you.

Go to registry ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs‘ and right click on it to Export it as .reg file, then after formatting the PC just double click on this .reg file to gain the history back.

4 Replies to “Copy History, Cookies and other files to another Browser”

  1. if this thing works…..
    i would say, this is best solution by RAJAT……..

    i have been looking for this from quite sometime now

  2. Wouldn’t it be easier if we had the option to choose a browser and it will automatically go to file? (Instead of choosing the file ourselves)

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