Don't use it, but just experimented after reading your post, and I think this could be concerned with the mickey-mouse Media Bar in IE6. Take a look at 'Media Bar' in the contents of the IE6 Help files.
MAJ & leo49, i don't use IE6 to open my files but it displays that i have double clicked on, lets say one of my Microsoft Word files. It tell you the location like this: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Dhanoa/My%20Documents/CV1.doc
I meant the Address Bar in the Internet Explorer. For example, say if i opened up My Computer --> C:\ and then any file no matter what type it is and then open up IE and check the drop down Address menu bar it shows what file i opened. Basically, it displays the location like file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Dhanoa/My%20Documents/CV1.doc
Just tried to replicate this but I can't seem to manage it. Are you using XP? However,this opened files info is all stored in various MRU[Most Recently Used]locations in the registry and is designed,according to MS, to make life easier for the user.
It is possible to delete these directly from the registry but there are a couple of free tools which will do the job.MRUBlaster and Spybot[the latter is primarily for cookies/spyware but also clears some of these lists].
Ahhh I think I know what you mean now, Embezzler. Do you have your home page set as "Blank", if so set it to a web page, this one or Google for example. To do that, go to IE > Tools > Internet Options > General tab and press the "Use Current" button.