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Do Intrnet explorer, outlook express, etc. in the following XP folder have extensions?


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#1 bigpinkears

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:46 PM

please delete (i can't figure how)

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:05 PM

Those are just shortcuts, pointing to programs installed.

If there were a file extension visible, it would be .lnk, but those will not show a file extension.

More data, http://filext.com/file-extension/LNK.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:12 PM

empty

Edited by bigpinkears, 25 January 2010 - 09:25 PM.


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Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:53 PM

<<Will the extensions show if you have your system configured to show all file extensions, hidden files/folders, system files, etc.?>>

No, I don't think so. I always have file extensions enabled for viewing and the only time I recall seeing the extensions is in the registry.

If you do a search for all shortcuts (*.lnk), it will reflect them as I've stated above, with no file extension...but in the details column for file type they will be described as shortcuts.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:08 PM

I delete desktop.ini files routinely, a new one will be generated. I have never bothered to try to read any of those files.

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