(1) Suffixes is meant to be extensions
(2) I can't insert images here, so a description of the shortcut property sheets:
The plain English shortcut property sheet just has a general tab with 'Mike Lin's Home Page' in the box (what's this box called?) & as the description.
The URL property sheet has general & web document tabs. The general tab has http://www.mlin.net/index.shtml in the box & as the description. The web document tab has this as the URL.
I just tried deleting the plain English shortcut & changing the contents of the box on the general tab of the URL property sheet to Mike Lin's Home Page. It only worked when i changed Lin's to Lins - i.e. got rid of the apostrophe.
Is windows/IE/one of the protocols/something else (?????) reading the apostrophe as if it's code rather than treating it as text?
I might have found a way to stop this problem reoccurring, but i don't know why it happened in the first place, so any feedback/comments much appreciated.
WinXP home, SP3
IE8 (version 8.0.6001.18702)
MS Office 2003
If I save a page in my favourites, sometimes (but not always) two links appear, one with a plain English name & one with the URL.
Mike Lin's Home Page
Usually (but not always) the plain English link will give this error message: "The target ""of this internet shortcut is not valid. Go to the internet shortcut property sheet and make sure the target is correct" (the ?? after target is not a typo). This has also happened with pages with html/htm suffixes.
Something similar seems to happen if I change the name of a favourite?s shortcut from a URL to plain English i.e. something I?ll recognise later.
I think this was happening before I upgraded to IE8, but I can?t remember for sure. It was definitely happening before I upgraded from office 2000 to 2003, a few weeks ago.
Anyone know what?s going on & what I can do about it?