Name of Explorer Bookmark File

Rich Harrington rharrington at
Tue Nov 26 09:13:46 EST 1996

At 08:23 PM 11/25/96 -0800, Bryan Tyson wrote:

>I would like to know the name of Microsoft Internet Explorer's bookmark file.

It depends whether you are using Windows 3.x or Windows 95.

Microsoft has dubbed bookmarks "Favorites".  But, in Windows 3.x, near as I
can tell, the file is not FAVORITE.HTM, but HOTLIST.HTM.  As far as I can
tell in Windows 95, the Favorites are actually an entire folder:
C:\WINDOWS\FAVORITES.  Anything in that folder and under is mimicked in the
Favorites structure.

I hope this is clear.  If not, someone else who didn't just have a Web site
emergency happen can clarify it, I'm sure.

Rich Harrington
Electronic Services Department
James J. Hill Reference Library, St. Paul, MN USA
rharrington at

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