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MyComputer C-drive shows browser bookmarks

In all my years of using various versions of DOS, Windows, and Linux, I've never even heard of this quirk until it happened to me. I have Windows XP Professional installed -- a recent re-installation after re-building this computer -- and when I click on MyComputer I get the usual listing of drives, etc. However, when I click on the C: drive, I get a listing of my browser's bookmarks toolbar rather than a listing of the sub-directories on my primary hard drive. Clicking on any of the other drives shows the directories and files, as I would expect.

Any clues what might be causing this strange behavior on my C: drive?

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Try this

Look for an autorun.inf in the root of C:\

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WinXP C: directory shows browser's bookmarks toolbar

I looked, but didn't find an autorun.inf. There are only two files at C:\ -- the old standbys AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS, plus a bunch of sub-directories.

I ran a search on the entire C: drive for autorun.* and found only:

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That's suspect.

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