How to Use Netscape Navigator Bookmarks in Internet Explorer

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This article describes how to convert Netscape Navigator bookmarks so that they can be used in Internet Explorer.

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In Internet Explorer, you can use the Favorites menu to quickly go to Internet sites that you use frequently. To add a Web site to the Favorites menu, click Add To Favorites on the Favorites menu while you are viewing the Web site. After you add a Web site to the Favorites menu, you do not need to remember the site's Web address to visit it. Simply click the Web site on the Favorites menu to visit it.

You can also add Internet sites to the Favorites menu by converting your existing Netscape Navigator bookmarks to shortcuts. To do so, follow the appropriate steps for the version of Internet Explorer you are running. Note that bookmarks and proxy settings are not migrated from Netscape Communicator versions 4.08 and 4.5 to Internet Explorer 4.x.

Internet Explorer 2.x, 3.x, 4.0 for Windows 3.1

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Open on the File menu, and then click Open File.
  2. Locate and click the Bookmark.htm file in your Netscape folder, and then click Open.
  3. Right-click a bookmark in the Internet Explorer window, and then click Add To Favorites.
  4. Repeat step 3 for each Netscape bookmark you want to convert to an Internet Explorer favorite.

Internet Explorer 2.x for Windows 95

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Open on the File menu, and then click Open File.
  2. Locate and click the Bookmark.htm file in your Netscape folder, and then click Open.
  3. Right-click a bookmark in the Internet Explorer window, and then click Add To Favorites.
  4. Repeat step 3 for each Netscape bookmark you want to convert to an Internet Explorer Favorite.

Internet Explorer 3.x, 4.x for Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 98

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Open on the File menu, and then click Browse.
  2. Locate and click the Bookmark.htm file in your Netscape folder, and then click Open.
  3. Right-click a bookmark in the Internet Explorer window, and then click Add To Favorites.
  4. Repeat step 3 for each Netscape bookmark you want to convert to an Internet Explorer Favorite.
You can also use the Bookmarks Converter tool to automatically convert Netscape Navigator bookmarks to shortcuts on the Favorites menu in Internet Explorer for Windows 95. The Bookmarks Converter tool is available as a file named Favtool.exe. To download Favtool.exe from the Microsoft Download Center, click the following link:
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Internet Explorer 5, 5.5 for Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0

Internet Explorer 5 and 5.5 includes the Import/Export Wizard, which can be used to easily import existing Netscape Navigator bookmarks to favorites. To start the Import/Export Wizard, click Import And Export on the File menu in Internet Explorer, and then follow the instructions on your screen.

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Article ID: 152681 - Last Review: November 29, 2007 - Revision: 4.1
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