Somehow all my web shortcuts and favorites are now displaying a ".url" extension. The extension is visible from the favorites menu in IE 5.5, and also now on my desktop (Windows 2000 Pro). Before, I had the shortcuts/favorites without any extension showing. Now, when I click on a favorite (showing the .url extension) from within IE, it opens fine. However, if I try to click on one of the shortcuts on the desktop, I get a dialogue box "You have chosen to download a file ...", and I'm prompted to open or save. If I try to open, it just disappears for a second, then takes me back to the download dialogue box. If I open the file in notepad, I get a 4 or 5 line file which includes the web address (http://
...). The files on the desktop are saved by right-clicking on the page and selecting "Create Shortcut". The "shortcuts" no longer show a shortcut arrow, but instead seem to have been converted into actual url files. I'm not that familiar with how it all works to figure this one out. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.