Actually, I have found IE to be somewhat useful when using alternate shells and desktop programs. I have PowerPro hiding my icons and have found that I can't open my recycle bin. IE to the rescue! I made a shortcut that has IE open my c:\Recycler\(blahblahblah) and it acts just like my RB but with IE's trappings (of course). There was another trick to make it act more like Windows Explorer (with alternate shells, WE doesn't always play nice) but with all the alternate file browsers out there that do so much more anyways, it's moot.