This issue occurs because of the Connected Files feature implemented in Windows 2000.
To disable this 'feature', use Registry Editor to view the following registry key, and then add the following value to this key, or modify it if the value already exists:
Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: 1
NOTE: This value is normally not defined, and file connection is enabled by default. A value of 1 disables file connection.
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