I do not use IE in day to day use. IE7 was installed in mid January, and I have not browsed further than the default start page <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. During the first 3-4 years with XP I did use IE, then moved to Fx and for some time kept both bookmarks and favorites synced. But since my last OS install I have not touched the default few favorites, some were added when I upgraded to IE7. (Then it's another story that last time I tried to import bookmarks to IE, before last rebuild, IE made a mess of my fine structure worked out in Fx.)
However, some month ago I found a new icon among IE favorites. If I translate from Swedish, it says Search result - computers. Odd. It is, obviously, placed in my profile; Cocument and SettingsusernameFavoriter. However, if I hover over the icon a tooltip says: Place: Desktop, and in folder view WinExplorer it is shown also.
I did a quick search for files created or changed at the date the new favorite was created. I did not find any other interesting files changed/created around that date and time, that I could link to this. The new favorite is 2 months younger than my upgrade to IE7.
From the Win9x era I remember a special search setting; search computers, but this, I don't know.
It could be it is a result of me being tired and accidently drag something to the Favorites, but don't know.
If I click on the Favorite from Windows Explorer, the right "pane" changes to "a search result with no result", it says Follow instructions at left to start the search. If in folder view it also jumps to the system folder at the end of the tree, i.e. last icon on Desktop, next to folders on Desktop. If in Task pane view, it just says Search result - Computers System folder, in the left task pane.
Has anyone seen this? Just curious.