Why does Internet Explorer "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Local Settings\History\Today\My Computer" contain Internet Shortcut links to today's opened Word documents and text files as well as links to Outlook's Inbox and Contacts folders. Why are the documents and text files saved as Internet Shortcuts and not .doc or .txt files as in the MRU's. A running account of my daily work in progress is saved in Internet Explorer, apparently available to a hacker. Is this a normal windows function or is someone other than MS watching? Thanks for looking at this.