The thread entitled Removing 'shortcut' tags on explorer shortcuts (Windows XP)
can now be found <a href=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=xp&Number=707760&page=0 &view=expanded&sb=5&o=31&part=>here</a>.
Reason: it's not an Office question.