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Q.  I note that after I conduct a search for a particular file or folder using the search companion - (XP Home SP2) all the files or folders with that name will appear in the search window.  That's fine, but when I either use "Open Containing Folder" or just double click on that particular file (or folder) to open it,  the search companion automatically creates a  shortcut for that file or folder that appears at the bottom of the list.
Is there some way to disable this behavior from happening so that a shortcut is not created?

A.  I believe the shortcut that you are seeing is being added to the recently opened documents list.  This is a list that is, by default, displayed on the Start menu as "My Recent Documents".  The folder holds shortcuts to all the recently opened files.

Personally, I do not like this feature and have selected to not show the list of recently opened documents on the Start menu.  If I now chose to show the list of recently opened documents, the list is empty.  So, it is possible that choosing to not show the list will prevent the shortcuts from being created.  However, I am not positive on this point. Give it a try and see if it helps.

Click on the Start button and select the "Control Panel".  Open the "Taskbar and Start Menu" utility and click on the "Start Menu" tab.  This will only work if the "Start menu" option on this tab is selected, instead of the "Classic Start menu" option.  Click the "Customize..." button next to the "Start menu" option.  Click on the Advanced tab and uncheck the checkbox labeled, "List my most recently opened documents".  Click the OK button.  Then click the Apply button, followed by the OK button, again.

Let me know if you need anything else.

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