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Favorites (Links) shows trailing .url

Posted on 2004-08-12
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I'm using Maxthon (www.maxthon.com revised version of www.myie2.com).
I've played with a couple of other browsers, but removed them and am back using maxthon.
Now my links that display on my toolbar all have trailing ".url" as if it's referencing the file.
I've right-clicked and renamed them without, but a simple close and reopen and they're back...
What's up?
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by:sunray_2003
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Neal,

I am wondering how you are able to see that  .url for the links in favorites.
I guess we are using the same version of Maxthon.
When I go to favorites , it is displaying all the urls along with folders as different columns.

So the first column has folders and second ..... fourth got links. Basically , I donot see the extension or in other words the entire URL as the next column actually makes the full url hide.
In other words
First column       Second column                Third column

Windows xp        http://www.google.......   (something else)

Not sure if we are talking about the same scenario here ?

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by:sirbounty
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I just downloaded the latest version last night (after an uninstall).
Loaded internet explorer - same issue.

If I click the favorites drop down from the menu - it shows the folders, then the actual shortcuts beneath there (the ones that can be seem completely anyway) all have the .url extension.

Example:

Favorites
      |
       ---Financial (folder)
      |
       ---Programming (folder)
       |
       Experts-exchange.url
       |
       Windows XP.url

But it's more noticable, cause I've got them turned on, on the Links toolbar (view/toolbars/links - from IE).
In Maxthon it's view/toolbars/favorites bar

I wonder if this is like the .lnk problem I had for my shortcuts a few months back...        
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sramesh2k earned 250 total points
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Hi sirbounty,

Type this command - REGSVR32 /i SHDOCVW.DLL
(This also sets IE as default *almost* if you don't mind) As a side-effect, it fixes the extension issue as well.

Later reset to Maxthon if you want.
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by:sramesh2k
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Forgot to ask. Is the problem seen with IE favorites menu as well?
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by:sirbounty
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Yes - found out today that it's in IE as well.
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by:sirbounty
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What's /I do with regsvr32?
Seems to have done it - although it didn't reset to IE, it did un-do the 'default' setting for maxthon...
Thanx!
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by:sramesh2k
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You know it.......... ;) NeverShowExt was missing for InternetShortcuts

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by:sramesh2k
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And registering this DLL rebuilds the association.
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by:sramesh2k
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Favorites display the trailing .URL for Internet shortcuts:
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/ie/favext.htm
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