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mailto on desktop

Just recently I've been getting mystery DAT files on my desktop. They're always called mailto. What's all that about?

I'm using XP by the way.

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correction

In reply to: mailto on desktop

I just sent an email via a link on a web page and then found another file called "mailto" on the desktop.Checking the file's properties it seems it's not a DAT file, under file type it just says "file"

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why the silence?

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I'm almost as mystified by the lack of response to my query as the question itself

Does anyone have an answer please? I really would like to know what's going on.

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A recent discussion asked...

In reply to: why the silence?

Should we reply to posts that ignore the forum Note?

While it may seem cruel to you, if you can't invest the time to read and heed the forum note, how can you expect great answers or even an answer?

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easy tiger

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It doesn't seem ''cruel'' to me, Rob, I was just puzzled and as you have so politely pointed out, I should have mentioned I use XP AND OE6.

As someone who has been using these boards to seek help and advice for a very long time and has benefitted immeasurably from the patient,selfless consideration and wisdom of others I should have known better.I posted in a hurry and ,since I habitually do include the necessary information, assumed that I had though neglected to check.

Meanwhile, I still have the mysterious files appearing on my desktop.

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Wild guess.

In reply to: easy tiger

Is this the old TILDE ON DESKTOP issue?

Google notes why if so. Sorry if my post seemed too rough, but the posts at times seem to have so little basic information that I have to just pass it up if I don't have time to ask for more info.

Bob

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