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TechJester

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Hi I have a weird problem that is driving me nuts!

I did a fresh install of Windows XP SP3 a few weeks ago and everything seemed fine but after a while I noticed the extensions were not being hidden on saved web links. Every link is shown as 'name.url'. All other extensions for files such as .doc .mpg .dat .txt etc are hidden but not saved web links.

I have checked and reset the usual "hide know extensions" settings and can see no reason why only .url files should be misbehaving.

I have recently been adding apps and programs as I go along and haven't really kept track of when this began though I didn't notice it for a week or two and I'm sure they were hidden at first. I don't think any app or prog I have installed should of done this.

Any ideas?

Windows XP SP3 Professional (Build 2600)
Firefox 18.0.1
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHZ
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3
 

Phantom010

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Try THIS.

Unzip the fix and extract the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

Restart the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file (in Notepad), right-click the file (before opening it) and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.


If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
 
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