A hot file extension is related to the Mosaic Internet address data. Mosaic was the first Web browser for Windows, Mac, Unix and Amiga.

There are 2 other file types using
the HOT file extension!

empty icon.hot - The Sims sound file

empty icon.hot - eFax messenger fax document

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HOT file extension - Mosaic Internet address

What is hot file? How to open hot files?

File type specification:

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A hot file extension was associated with the Mosaic the web browser credited with popularizing the World Wide Web developed by NCSA.

It was also a client for earlier protocols such as FTP, Usenet, and Gopher. Its clean, easily understood user interface, reliability, Windows port and simple installation all contributed to making it the application that opened up the Web to the general public.

The hot file contains Mosaic Internet address data.

Mosaic was available for Windows, Mac OS, Unix and Amiga. It was predecessor of all modern web browsers.

This hot file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Help how to open:

Use Mosaic to work with *.hot files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .hot file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

Mosaic at Wikipedia

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