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    Shortcut suffixes (XP SP2 IE 7)

    I'm not sure just when this happened. It MAY have been from when I installed IE7?

    I now notice that all of my shortcuts, be they desktop or favorite shortcuts now have an additional suffix added, They might read: control panel.lnk ( for link ) or wopr.com.url ( for web address ) I can rename SOME of them to remove the suffix but others not. I would like to change them back on a global basis if possible.

    Does anyone know how this happened or HOW I can restore them to the "normal" name without the suffix?

    I checked through all of the options and didn't see any that might apply but I could have missed it.
    Screenshot below shows a few examples.
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    Re: Shortcut suffixes (XP SP2 IE 7)

    Have a look on Kellys Korner, line 125, Show Super Hidden File Extensions - Undo. The undo vbs script should restore your normal behaviour.

    StuartR

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    Re: Shortcut suffixes (XP SP2 IE 7)

    Stuart,

    Thanks a million.
    That did it. It was line 127 not 125 but that got me right to it.

    Wonder how that change ever came about ? <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Shortcut suffixes (XP SP2 IE 7)

    > Wonder how that change ever came about ?

    It is all, as we say, part of life's rich tapestry.

    Anyway, all's well that ends well.

    StuartR

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    Re: Shortcut suffixes (XP SP2 IE 7)

    Ah yes, one of life's great mysteries!
    Thanks again, Stuart.
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    Re: Shortcut suffixes (XP SP2 IE 7)

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>Now you have this answered ....what is mousetrap.ink?
    Jerry

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    Re: Shortcut suffixes (XP SP2 IE 7)

    Jerry,
    Mousetrap. <big> <big>lnk</big> </big> is a link ( of course ) to Mousetrap.exe the executable for my Spam filter program that I have been touting for a number of years. 100% elimination of unwanted Spam.

    Check it out at: MT
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    Re: Shortcut suffixes (XP SP2 IE 7)

    Mousetrap <big> <big>ink</big> </big> is the indelible ink used to mark all of the various mousetraps I have around the house. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Shortcut suffixes (XP SP2 IE 7)

    Cheers...I am investigating now
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