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This article describes how Internet Explorer stores Web pages you add tothe Favorites menu.
Internet Explorer 3.0, 3.01, 3.02a, 3.03
When you add a Web page to the Favorites menu, a shortcut to the Web pageis saved in the <drive>:\<internet explorer>\favorite.htm file, where<drive> is the drive letter on which Internet Explorer is located, and<internet explorer> is the name of the folder in which Internet Exploreris installed. Favorites are arranged on the Favorites menu and in theFavorite.htm file in the same order, and they are listed in the order inwhich you add them, not alphabetically.
Internet Explorer 4.0, 4.01
When you add a Web page to the Favorites menu, a shortcut to the Web pageis saved in the <drive>:\<internet explorer>\profiles\defuser\favoritefolder, where <drive> is the drive letter on which Internet Explorer islocated, and <internet explorer> is the name of the folder in whichInternet Explorer is installed. In Internet Explorer for Windows 3.1,shortcuts in the Favorite folder have a file name of Fav<nnnnn>.url, andin Internet Explorer for Windows NT 3.51, shortcuts in the Favorite folderhave a file name of <nnnnn>.url, where <nnnnn> is a unique number createdby Internet Explorer.
The Folder.ini file located in the Favorite folder contains informationabout how favorites are displayed on the Favorites menu. If you create anew folder in the Favorite folder, a uniquely-numbered folder name iscreated containing its own Folder.ini file. The Folder.ini file containsthe name of the folder as it appears on the Favorites menu.