Snarko- Don't let my frustration infer I don't appreciate your help... Following the procedure you suggested, while quadruple-checking to make sure hidden files are visible, I just have one folder showing and that is the 'Profiles' folder. Here's what the browser reads "C:\Documents and Settings\Christina\Application Data\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Profiles" Christina is my lovely fiancee. If you could see her you would be proud and jealous all at the same time. ...I digress. In conclusion, I guess I will just live with what I got till it becomes an issue. I've been lucky not to have any problems yet so why should I fret about the stupid file anyway? Thanks to all that helped. Your generosity will come back to you 10 fold!