using another computer browser question

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  1. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    Okay bear with me here! I want to explain very specifically what my question is about:

    I use EDGE as my browser on my home PC running Windows 10. I have all my "automatic fill in" passwords and favorites and whatnot. Anyway there are a few sites that work better in CHROME thus I would like to have the capability to switch browsers now and then. On my work PC I have EDGE CHROME FIREFOX etc. only because there are certain programs that only work on certain browsers - I can't get around that because I'm required to use several browsers and this is all IT office driven.

    So my question is this concerning my home PC: if I download CHROME will it make me lose everything I have (filled in passwords with dots displayed and shipping/billing pre-fills and favorites) on EDGE? Again keep in mind the following:

    1) I do NOT want to make CHROME my default browser! I just want CHROME as an additional browser
    2) assuming I can download/install CHROME without losing my EDGE data what is the most reliable
    and recommended way to do this?
    3) please no griping about what is the "best" browser! EDGE and CHROME work better for different functions
  2. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    No, it won't.

    Just download Chrome, and let it import data from Edge when it asks. If you want to keep Edge as your primary browser, you can. Don't set Chrome as the primary browser when it asks.
  3. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    Thanks! Now do I do a google search for "CHROME" or is there an official site so I don't get a bootleg virus filled copy? :calli:
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  5. ed629

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    What @steve2^4 said.
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    If you happen to mess up and chrome becomes the default browser because you checked the box there should be some way in edge to pull it back from Chrome.

    The only thing I would be wary of is changing your passwords. If you use the same sites on both browsers you will have to go in and change your passwords on the other one if you have them saved or else you might lock yourself out of an account. I do not think there is any way to synch saved passwords across browsers, but I could be wrong.
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    You would have to use some third party password vault or re-import settings from one browser to another to sync passwords from one browser to another.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    you can sync but I'm not even messing with that. So far so good, my home PC handles multiple browsers about the same as my work PC does. I'm still using edge for most things, and chrome occasionally.