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In windows 7 pc whenever trying to attach a file on outlook nothing is happening or no file/folder is opening and whenever select any file on application for mounting no file or no drives are opening

Q: In windows 7 pc whenever trying to attach a file on outlook nothing is happening or no file/folder is opening and whenever select any file on application for mounting no file or no drives are opening

In windows 7 pc whenever trying to attach a file on outlook nothing is happening or no file/folder is opening and whenever select any file on application for mounting no file or no drives are opening....

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I have been using Sage WinForecast V4.03 for several years and it worked fine on Windows 7 and until 4 days ago on Windows 10. Now when I try to load the program I get the message
'overflow while accessing registry or .cfg file'.

I have tried a clean reinstall of the software and also reinstalled form backups and no change. I also tried a previous version of the software and that worked (but would not read my later version files :-/) and also cleaning/defragging the registry.

I have tried searching the web but cannot find any reference to this issue.
Thank you for your help in resolving this.

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Hi Ladies and Gents, my first time here.

I am trying to solve a problem where on 2 different machines refuse to open downloaded pdf's when this is selected at the open/save option after downloading. The 2 machines are both Win XP SP2. 1 is running Adobe Acrobat 7.0 (full) the other is running Reader 8.1.1.

On both, if an already saved file is clicked on it opens immediately. It is only on files being downloaded that the problem occurrs.

Any and all ideas gratefully received.


A:NEWBIE: Adobe Acrobat not opening pdf file unless file saved to disk first

Maybe a description of the error would be helpful?

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I realize there are many posts on this issue. When I click a Word 2007 document in Windows Explorer, I get the message "Windows cannot open the file (path\name) make sure...etc." Word opens but file does not. With Word open, clicking brings up another instance of Word (without file) and same error. Same as other posts on this issue. Issue does not occur with any other files (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Acrobat, etc.) Happens with only Word extensions (docx, etc.) If I open Word and open the file from inside Word, all is fine.

I tried saving documents in different Word extensions, saving to different locations, but still get the error--only when opening directly from Explorer or Desktop. I have repaired Office 2007 (Ultimate Version), uninstalled Word, reinstalled Word; tried the registry fix posted here and MS site (removing Data reg entry under Word). Used tool posted here to unassociate/reassociate .docs with Word. I reimaged my hard drive using an image from two weeks ago, but apparently it started before that, because I still get the same error. I reset my index and waited for it to regenerate. I'm sure there might be other solutions I've tried, but these are the ones that come to mind.

It is a three-week-old Dell 1545 laptop, 64-bit Vista. Not impossible to live with, but has me stumped. According to all the posts in networld and here, fairly common problem that seems to have no single solution.

If anyone knows of new tips, I'd sure appreciate it.

A:Windows cannot find file path\file name when opening from Windows Explorer

Error is "cannot find (path\name)...before someone yells. Also, thorough scan for malicious software, trojans, etc. Do not have BSPlayer, whatever that is. Also, if I search for the document in the menu, I can't open it from there either.

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im having a problem when trying to open files. for example adobe reader. file, open, then a window should appearf or me to select a file to open. but its not. also when i open control panel and click on uninstall a program no window appears. is it possibly a settiing that needs to be changed or something more.
any help would be great. thank you.

A:clicking file then open is not opening a window to select files

Hello gzaz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this just recently started to happen, then you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this started may be able to undo and fix this for you.

Hope this helps,

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I'm using Outlook 2000 on an NT4 machine.

I'd like to make it so when I attach a file it automatically
lists the files located on a network drive. I would like it to do this EVERY time, not just list the recent folder.
Right now, it goes into my personal folder, but I'd like to make the other folder the default.

Could anyone tell me how this could be done.

A:How to set the folder outlook goes to when I click attach file

OL2000: How to Set the Default Attachment Folder (Q252732)
This mentions Win 2000, but maybe it will work with NT4.

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In previous versions of Windows, I could right click on a file saved on the desktop and send it to the printer. This option is not available.
Do I need to change a setting in Windows 8.1, or is this a setting that needs to be changed in printer software??

A:Print File from Desktop (without opening the file to view)

This is a PDF file. Does it make a difference? Right clicking on a JPEG shows an option to print without opening the file. 

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I need a product that can open most kinds of files, I already have Adobe & Acrobat but I still get files I can't open to view- I tried the Search thing but it's a little confusing. I have windows xp and internet explorer, if it makes any difference. Thanks

A:Need application for opening most file types

Hi, We would need to know the file extension .xxx in order to help you. The name of the program the files are supposed to work with would also be enough. If these files are something you downloaded, they most often are .exe or self executing program installs. A double click will usually start the install. Some downloaded from the Internet programs come in .zip format, compressed, and you need a program like WinZip or PKUnzip to "open" them or extract the files to a folder. You may or may not then have to click the .exe file in that folder...
If they are pictures or email attachments, files you were sent- you need to be careful they are what they seem to be, as viruses are easy to get by clicking attachments to emails or by downloading the wrong things. If you list the file extension and/or tell us what the file is we can help a lot more. You should have "Show all files" enabled under View>Folder Options in Windows Explorer, and also the box unchecked for "Hide file extensions for known file types" to see the extensions and all files.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is a .pdf or personal document viewer and more, the free version is really all you basically need for dealing with things like online forms, tax forms specifically- and it comes with most pre-loaded systems.
There are built in programs (in Windows) to view text, pics, graphics, for Excel spreadsheets there are viewers you can download, same for Word docs, and so on.

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I am running Windows 7. For some time now if I double click a file or folder in windows explorer left or right pane it moves up a level to the parent folder and shows the contents of that in the right pane rather that opening the contents of that folder.

I have no trojans or viruses. I am using the QTTabBar.

Any ideas of why this is happening?

Thanks, Tom.

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I can open the appliaction from the VB.Net appliaction. but it is not accepting the input parameters to set the filename to open in the Quick view plus application.

As of now i can able to open the appliaction , please guide me how to open a file when loading the Quick view plus.

This a piece of code i have used to open a file in Quick View Plus.

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I need to open a file in escel as a delimited file, but the problem is I don't know how to do this So I was curious if anyone could tell me how to open a file as a delimited file and have : be the delimiter. all help is appreciated

A:Opening a file in excel as a delimited file

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This is a weird one, but let me try to explain what is happening here.....

When I try to open a folder (to then open a file) sometimes my computer freeses for just a couple of seconds (3-6 seconds but it seems like a life time).
I have only experienced this once before on an office laptop (Micron).
I have a Dell E510 with plenty of RAM (1 gig) and a 3 gig processor.

Can anyone shed some light on what might be causing this slow down?


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When Try to open (double click on mouse) any file/folder/icon deleting error comes.
Error Says:- Are you sure you want to Delete the icon/file/folder from your desktop/folder/drive

A:error when opening file/folder

Have you downloaded any software recently or altered anything within Windows?

My first point of call would be to perform a anti-virus scan with MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) which is available in my signature.

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I am having trouble linking my hotmail account with Outlook 2007.
It was working last week just fine but I deleted my profile and all the .pst and .ost files in the c:\outlook folder because I wanted to start outlook from scratch and reconfigure all my email accounts in outlook. I did back up all the .pst and .ost files on a thumb drive before I deleted from my HDD. I even uninstalled and deleted outlook connector.
I reinstalled outlook connector today and went through the steps of adding my hotmail account. After I click finish a new folder pops up in the left pane with my email account but when I click on it, it reads "the set of folders cannot be opened. the file hotmail.ost is not an offline folder file."
I have tried deleting my profile and the .ost files, and I bought advanced exchange recovery but that failed to fix it. I have spent the past 3 hours trying to figure this out with no luck. I moved the old hotmail.ost file that I saved back into the outlook folder but that didnt help either.
Any suggestions?

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i need to export my inbox and subfolders from outlook? I did export to a pst file and save it to my desktop, but when i try an open it it just asks for a program to open with an i pick a program but it is all encrypted, how do i open it? What I am trying to do is use that pst file to import to my calender and contacts to my zimbra email

A:Need help with opening pst outlook file

You will have to see what format Zimbra mail accepts. And then
export in that format.

Only Outlook will actually open a .pst file. That is what it uses
to display your emails.

I don't use Outlook, perhaps someone that does can provide
more details.

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I'm working in InDesign. I prefer for all my windows to come up in Detail view. When I "Open a File," the window comes up in List view. I can change that specific window to Detail, and it will stay that way, but I can't figure out how to universally change all such windows to open in Detail. Anybody know?

A:Changing folder View when Opening a File

Hello Gurcur, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Applying METHOD TWO in the tutorial below will reset all folder views to "Details".

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

Hope this helps,

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I would like to convert my rar document into a pdf document, but am unable to obviously . the rar type file is saved onto my desktop; I double click on the rar file and click the extract icon button in the 7zip program. Once i performed those actions, my file breaks into two files(which are just components of my original rar file) and I click on one of the two files and one of the files became converted to a pdf. However, when I click on the pdf file that was formerly a rar file, this is the message that pops up:

"Adobe Reader could not open because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged."

I have a feeling why i am unable to extract my rar files successfully. I clicked on the options button in the 7zip menu, clicked the tools button, clicked on the system tab and I select the rar button, click the apply button and click the OK button.Unfortunately, when I reopen the system tab in , the rar box I previously checked is unchecked and I have to recheck it again by rechecking the rar box. Sadly, this same cycle repeats. what do yoiu think I am doing wrong? i followed video tutorials on how to extract a rar type file in 7zip and I am still unable to resolved my issue.

A:having trouble opening a rar type file in the 7 zip folder...

Hi, go to control panel default programs and select "associate a file type or protocol with a program" scroll to .rar highlight it and make sure 7 zip is the default.

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Hi All,

I am having a problem with mounting an NRG flie on Daemon tools lite. I normally use ISO files but the program CD I have is a NRG file. Is there anyway to mount this image on daemonn tools lite or convert it into an ISO file. Also is there an alternative free program I can use to mount this image n a virtual drive?



A:mounting an NRG file on Daemon tools lite, or possibly converting it into a ISO file.

Daemon Tools Lite should be able to mount NRG files. Make sure you are using the latest version:
Daemon Tools Official Website:

You might also want to try these other virtual drive, image mounting software (both freeware):

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Hi All,

I am having a problem with mounting an NRG flie on Daemon tools lite. I normally use ISO files but the program CD I have is a NRG file. Is there anyway to mount this image on daemonn tools lite or convert it into an ISO file. Also is there an alternative free program I can use to mount this image n a virtual drive?



A:Mounting an NRG file on Daemon tools lite or possibly converting it to an ISO file

Duplicate post. You have the same one here - http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/816942-mounting-nrg-file-daemon-tools.html

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When I try to open .ics file in Outlook 2003, I get this error
This error can appear if you have attempted to save a recurring Lunar appointment in iCalendar format.To avoid this error, set the appointment option to Gregorian instead of Lunar.More information about this error message online

The .ics file content are:
SUMMARY:Test Event
RRULE;Nov 18

I have seen similar post in this thread but there was no solution.
http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/383124-outlook-calendar-ics-problem.html ( I cannot disable my antivirus)

Also, at https://developer.atlassian.com/jira/browse/JCAL-41
But I tried the suggested but in vain.

Please help...I am stuck with this issue for few days now.


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I am running Win2K and when I open and close folders or applications (word etc) I get a sound file played. How do I turn this off??? It's driving me nuts!

A:stop playing a sound file when opening a folder


Welcome to TSG.

Check out under Start > Settings > Control Panel > click Sounds then scroll down the list - perhaps something got checked without you realising.

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I'm moving from an XP machine to a Windows 7 machine and have transferred my project files (engraving files as well as .bmp). When I try to open a project folder in any of the programs I use it takes 2-3 minutes for it to load all the files.

There are just over 10,000 files in the folder, they are all small files (nothing larger than 100k), and on the XP machine it loads in an instant.

I have done everything I can find online (turned off indexing, changed the folder prefs, etc) and nothing works. When I open the folder within Windows it loads in an instant, however when I try to open it within a program is when it drags.

Does anybody have any ideas of what else I can try outside of threatening the computer with physical violence?

Also as you can tell by my screen name I'm a mac user that has to use PCs at work. Please keep that in mind when offering suggestions as I am relatively lost on this machine.

Thank you all!

A:Slow file loading when opening folder within program

I am having this exact same problem but with "drawing files" which are also around 10,000 items in a folder. While I'm in Excel, editing a hyperlink to a network folder, EVERY directory with more than 100 folders or files hangs. These folders load fine in windows, but the program takes forever to load the "open" window.

I hope someone has a fix for this. I am fully updated/patched via windows update.

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Recently a change occured (after an update?).
I have a folder containing only 6 shortcuts, linking to devices or to drives, connected to devices, in my home network. Opening this folder takes about 30 sec. It has to do with those shortcuts that link to drives, connected to devices, which are off. Apparently, file explorer, when trying to present the shortcuts, also tries to get some info from those drives. After failing, file explorer nevertheless decides to present the shortcut after long waiting time.
This effect has come recently in W10. In most cases, the effect is there, but in a few cases, the map is opening normally.

A:File explorer slow in opening folder with shortcuts

Additional info:
When the folder is closed for a longer period, then opening gives an instantaneous result.
After closing the folder, and opening again some time after closing, the shortcuts only show up after ca 30 sec.

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I am using a web folder to connect to an https server which requires a user name and password. It works but each time I open a file on the server a dialog pops up:

Connect to <server name>

and prompting me to enter my user name and password. I can check the 'Remember my password' box and so avoid entering it again. Even so I have to confirm I want to use the same user name and password each time I open a file.

My question is, can I supporess the prompt and just keep using the credentials already given?

Operating system: Windows XP SP2.

Thanks for any help offered,

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I've got some strange behavior going on with .doc files at the moment. Whenever I try to open a .doc file from Windows Explorer or a desktop shortcut, Word opens with the error message "Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions. * Check the file permissions for the document or drive. *Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space. *Open the file with the Text Recovery converter."

After clicking OK, the .doc file then opens in Word, apparently with no problems at all (I can edit, save, etc.). So basically the error message seems to be wrong, since the file does open properly.

I can open .doc files from within Word (File -> Open) with no error message.

The issue is more of an annoyance than anything else (since the file eventually opens up just fine), but I imagine it'll just become more irritating as time goes on. Any suggestions on how to resolve it? I've been poking around in the Folder Options -> File Types in Explorer without a clear sense of purpose.

I'm running MS Word 2003 SP3 on Windows XP Service Pack 3. If you need any further info, please let me know.

Thanks for your help!

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Hi all,
I need help to create windows batch file for following requirements.
1. Remove .txt and .log file format in sub folders.
2. Zip individual file inside any sub folders and give file name through command prompt. 
3. Create sub folder zip file include file zip

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I have a .pst file that I'm trying to open up using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. But I'm not having any luck doing so.
Can somebody please help?
Thanks in advance!

A:Opening a .pst file with ms office outlook 2003

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[I made the mistake of installing an old copy of Corel Draw on my computer. The Corel program loaded and worked fine, but a funny thing happened, the photo portion of Corel caused all my jpeg photos to be connected to the Corel program and when I try to open a photo I get a prompt indicating that it can't open the picture. I deleted Corel and still had the same problem, so I went into the win.ini file and disabled the Corel file, but I still can't open my pictures, even photo attachments sent to me on Outlook mail.

Under my pictures it says type; Corelphoto-paint! 4.0

How can I change the file that my pictures are attached to?

A:Solved: Opening a picture file in Outlook


Welcome to TSG!

- Right-click on one of your JPEG files, select Open With, and click on Choose Program.
- In the Open With window, select the program you want your JPEG files to open in then check the box at the bottom that says Always use the selected program to open this kind of file and click OK.

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With every startup the past few days, my file manager has been opening when it's not supposed to. See the screenshot. The same thing happened briefly in early October, but I don't recall how I get rid of it. I thought it was related to Xyplorer, the file manager I mainly use, but after uninstalling it and rebooting, Windows Explorer is opening to the same folder (Xyplorer reinstalled doesn't do it now). Why Autoruns and Logitech? Not sure. I have a Logitech webcam, but it's not currently hooked up. Any idea what might be going on? Thanks,

A:File Manager opening at startup to Autoruns disabled folder

Turned out to be an unchecked Logitech Product Registration entry in autoruns. Checked it to see what would happen and on reboot there was no file mgr, just a Logitech survey. Strange thing is that in autoruns the Logitech link is now gone. Go figure.

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I was able to do this in Win7 but can't figure out what to do in W10.
Problem is that I want File Explorer to start with the display at a particular folder. In my case that is D:\Tony\Pictures. And with the contents of that folder in the right-hand pane.
I should add that C: is the label for the SSD on this PC and data is stored in D:
At the moment, in the folders pane it shows five items: Quick Access, OneDrive, This PC, Network and Homegroup. If any of these are expanded then it will remain expanded but only down one level when re-opened. The default selected item of the five is always Quick Access and that is of little use to me.
Thanks in advance!

A:File explorer - setting a default opening screen to particular folder

Hi, this article, which you may have read, discusses this issue; although it may not achieve precisely what you want, it comes close.
From another point of view, you'll probably also be aware of programs that offer favourites list, common across a range of file managers and open/save boxes etc such as Listary.

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I am having a BSOD problem whenever I try to open a file in MS Word or MS Excel using the "File Open" menu. This problem also occurs when I try to attach a file to a memo (in email using Internet Explorer) and use the "Browse" button and try to choose a file.
I have attached the zip file using the SF Diagnostic tool provided. My profile also has all the system details as per your recommendations above.
Please help.

A:BSOD - Opening or attaching file using "File Open" menu

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Make scans with the following:

-Kaspersky TDSSKiller:Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
-ESET online scanner:Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET
Recommended antivirus program for Windows 7 based on stability compared to others:-

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Malwarebytes - The Free version
Good and Free system security combination.
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

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In Outlook 2010, all of a sudden when I open an e-mail message, the File tab opens instead of he Message tab. This just started, and I would like to go back to the Message tab opening when I open an e-mail in Outlook. Thanks in advance to any and all replies.


A:Solved: When opening e-mails in Outlook, why does the File tab now open?

Found the answer at http://blog.chron.com/helpline/2012/02/outlook-defaults-to-the-file-tab-when-i-open-an-email/:

Q. I must have done something to make the default tab &#8220;File&#8221; instead of &#8220;Message&#8221; when I click on an email in Microsoft Outlook 2010. Can you help me reset the default tab to &#8220;Message?&#8221;

A. With the introduction of Office 2007 and carrying on in to Office 2010, Microsoft introduced what is known as the &#8220;Ribbon&#8221; to Microsoft Office.

The Ribbon is designed to give you quicker access to the various features of the Office application you are using by grouping them together in an easy to understand and easy to access format.

For all of its usefulness, some users of the Microsoft Office suite may find The Ribbon intrusive and bothersome so Microsoft gave us the ability to minimize The Ribbon and display only the menu tabs. When you do this it hides all of text that is contained in The Ribbon and forces you to access all of the options from the various tab menu items.

The drawback to minimizing the Ribbon is that each time you open an email message in Outlook it will default to the File tab and you won&#8217;t have the options you expect like Reply or Forward until you click on the Message tab.

So if you want to avoid that one extra click you will need to open a message and then maximize the Ribbon. Once you do this it will cause Outlook to default back to the Message tab when you o... Read more

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I'm not sure if this is the correct forum, but it seems to be an operating system issue. I'm having an issue that when I receive MHT (MTHML file) attachments via email, if I click to open the file in Outlook and have it open in Internet Explorer I get
the error message "The address is not valid." If I save the MHT file to the desktop, or somewhere else, and try to open it it opens fine. When opening a file from any other location, I notice the path is:
C:\Users\username\Desktop\MyFile.mht (paths with spaces just show the spaces).
When using the Open option in Outlook the path is:
I have tried changing the path to remove the "%20" so that it matches the path as it would be in Windows Explorer, but it reverts back to the path above. I have verified that the file the path is pointing to is indeed there. If I browse to the path
in Windows Explorer and click on the MHT file, it still will not open. I get the exact same error message in IE. If I drag that same file up 1 level to the Content.Outlook folder, it will not open. If I move it up 2 levels to the Windows folder, then it opens
fine. I've tried rebuilding my Windows profile and it works for a day or two, but it keeps breaking. I'm running Outlook 2010 and Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 Enterprise with SP1... Read more

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Since moving my Office 2007 install to my new Dell Studio desktop with Win 7 HP (Core 2 Quad, 8GB), upon opening Outlook 2007, I'm constantly get an error that the data file "did not close properly" and is being checked for errors. What can I do to eliminate this. Everything seems to function fine once opened and the data file check completes fine.

A:Outlook 2007 data file issue opening app

I have the same problem, except that I get the "did not close properly" message when I close Outlook. I installed Office 2007 on a new Toshiba laptop and everything works fine, except for this error message. It does not happen every time I close Outlook as I have tried to recreate the error to get a screen shot.

I would also be interested in any resolution to this problem.

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In my team at work we use a shared timesheet that only one user can access at a time (if another user tries to access they receive a message asking if they would like to read-only or be notified when the other user has closed the file).

Today, when opening the file from either the desktop shortcut or from explorer, two versions of the same file open, although the secondary version always opens on the same tab, whereas the other one remains on where the file was last saved.

If i go to Windows menu, the files are listed as:
timesheet.xls:1 and

Any ideas on what may have caused this and more importantly, how to fix this?

Many thanks

A:Excel 97 - Opening file results in two versions opening at once

Hi there.

Just get to #2, and close it.
Then save the file.

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I do a lot of data manipulation between one spreadsheet/ text file and another. Some of the files I have are '.txt' in extension which I open by right clicking and selecting 'Open with Excel'.

Annoyingly, since I got a new pc with Windows 7 on it this results in a new instance of Excel opening instead of using the instance I already have open. So it tells me my personal macro workbook is already in use, I have to select read only to continue, and then the real problem of not being able to refer to the workbook from the workbook I already have open starts. I am usually trying to vlookup one data table to another, but since this problem started I cannot select the other instance of excel in the formula bar and have to manually copy all the data to the workbook of Excel I already have open.

Is there an option or workaround to avoid this? Why would I want to open more than one instance of Excel anyway when I can open multiple workbooks in one instance?

A:How can I stop Excel opening new instances when opening a txt file

Anyone? Is this just another case of MS trying to drive me mental by randomly adding uphelpful bugs with each release and not fixing the ones we have been complaining about for years?

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On my work computer (Windows 7 Enterprise), I've noticed a very strange and troublesome bug appears when navigating the Save-As directory.  The usual Google searches are utterly fruitless and bloated with far-off tangents completely unrelated to this
issue... and a search of this forum and help library are equally helpless, so I thought I'd try a more direct approach.

I use custom shortcuts to zip through my folder hierarchies (my personal way of organizing stuff, since I use tons of folders).  I simply ctrl+C (copy) the folder I want to link to, then right-click and pick "paste shortcut", to make my
little quick-link.  That's what I mean by "shortcut" henceforth (nothing to do with keyboard shortcuts).
So, in any program (for example, AutoCAD 2013), pick "Save As..." and the standard browsing dialogue box opens up.  Normal behavior is opening a folder to save the file in it, or going up a level.  No problem.
The issue happens when clicking through one of those shortcuts I mentioned above.  When you do this, Win7 inexplicably (and very annoyingly) changes the existing SaveAs filename (default, or one you entered) to the name of that shortcut instead, destroying
the original filename in the process.
An example: create a folder in your My Documents, then a shortcut for it (as explain above).  Now try saving an image from Wikipedia or something, into that folder you just created.  If you get th... Read more

A:Windows 7 Enterprise bug - file save-as renames a file if passing through a folder shortcut

I have followed the example you mentioned to save a picture to the folder shortcut, and the name won't change to the shortcut. Also the picture would be saved into the original folder.
Here is the steps I did:
1. Create a folder named New folder in My documents:
2. Select it and then press ctrl + C and right-click on destop choose paste shortcut(named New folder-Shortcut);
3. Right-click on a picture in one webpage then open the save picture as dialog box;
4. Navigate to the desktop folder shortcut and double-click into it, the file name field won't change;
5. My machine is Windows 7 Enterprise SP1.
Would you please tell some more details on how you saved the picture?
In addition, there might be some other applications triggered this action, we may take a look with process monitor:
The download link here:
Process monitor
And here is a blog talking about how to use it:
Process Monitor - Hands-On Labs and Examples
If possible, please redo the action, then upload the result into onedrive and paste the link here.
Best regards

Michael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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Hi all,

I have been hammered by several viruses. The result of the attack is that Windows Explorer now shows the file type for an exe file to be a file folder instead of an application. I assume there is something not right in the registry but I do not know where to start looking. Can anyone help? Thanks very much.

A:Windows Explorer Is Defaulting "file Folder" File Type For Registration

I'm not sure this is what you are talking about, but you can change the icon:
Tools -> Folder options -> File types
Mark the file and press "advanced".

*edit stupid mouse

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Well, sort of strange thing happening with my pc.

I'll give an example: two files, names 1st_file.avi, 2nd_file.avi, nearly same size, at different locations. Now I deleted 1st_file.avi and 2-3 weeks after deletion, I open 2nd_file.avi (which wasn't deleted) and find that instead of the original 2nd_file.avi, the contents of 1st_file.avi are being played.

How can the contents of 1st_file.avi mapped onto the the contents of 2nd_file.avi? And where did my 2nd_file.avi go??

thanks for being patient and reading it through

A:Deleted file mapped onto existing file...how is this happening??


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The problem is The pst file is over 2gb and outlook will no longer open it.. If I could see the folders the are some I can live without,, Is there any way to view, edit or delete folder in the pst file.. I know in Outlook Express you could but I need to recover many Outlook 2000 Folder in the pst file

A:Viewing and editing an Outlook pst file without opening Outlook

U can try a hex editor here http://www.memecode.com/ihex.php

or download a trial version of pstcompactor and give that a try


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Hi there ,

I've been struggling trying to find out how I can change the Selected File color , in File Explorer since

I switched to Windows 8. Looks like it's now a setting in the registry under control panel - colors -

and have to enter values manually ???

I am sick of the always blue-ish selection color when selecting multiple file in Detail view and or

thumbnail view , it's so HARD to see what's selected in this Powder blue color.

Please if anyone can assist in help me with this , much appreciated .

Thank you


A:Color change select file in file explorer , don't like Blu

Hello honsbeek.

If you like, the selected file color can be changed in high contrast mode from personalization.

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Hi, I was messing around with some windows settings on XP and at one point i selected Set Default in the "Tools --> Folder Options" menu. From then on when i right clicked a file the option "open" would not appear but all files opened a search box.

I have been looking through "Tools --> Folder Options --> File Types --> Folder --> Advanced" and creating new "open" options using URL's from other file types and programs in the "system 32" folder but none of them work with out opening each folder in a seperate window. i have checked that the option to open folders in the same window is selected.

I have also looked on other computers and they will not let me look at the link.

Can anyone help?

If i havent explained properly or you dont understand do not hesitate to contact me at: [email protected]

Cheers, James

A:Windows XP File Opening URL/.DLL

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Hi, back again after helpful solution yesterday restoring access to my cd-rom player.

I inserted the disc I wanted and downloaded the info to my computer. When I tried to open the file I got a message that it could not be done because it is a type of MAC file. I read a bit on the internet about how to make the conversion, but the advice seemed to be about burning a new disc in Windows. I don't have a burner so it is not relevant. All I want to do is use the information in the file in order to be able to use a new printer.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!

A:Opening dmg file in Windows XP pro

DMG's are Mac only programs that have no business on a windows pc, if it has a program on it the program is for mac and will not open/work in windows, what is on the disc?

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I ran hijack-this on my laptop today and I get a lot of errors when I post on this site http://hjt.networktechs.com/parse.php and check to fix them and they keep coming back. I have heard this was a common somewhere on the web? I don't think it is .., am I wrong? Please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:58:39 PM, on 9/6/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Utilities 14\RMTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Progra... Read more

A:Windows 7 64bit unable to file missing file in Hijackthis log file

It's doubtful those files are missing. More likely a bug still present in HijackThis where it cannot correctly enumerate some entries, so it gives a (file missing).

I would not put any faith in online analyzers such as that one. Much better to use these online databases


There's nothing wrong with any of those entries. Please leave them alone.

Analysis logs are only to be posted in this section of the forum, not General Security. I've moved it here.

I see no sign of infection in those logs. If you think the machine is infected...

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, not here. I currently have as many open malware removal assistance topics as I can effectively handle.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move... Read more

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I attached a portable USB Seagate drive to my computer. The drive seems to be operating normally, except the computer dings and the file Explorer opens about every five minutes. Does anyone know of what's going on? How can I fix this? It's driving... Ha... Get it... Driving me crazy!

A:Windows 10 File Explorer Keeps Opening

Hello mmshipon,

If you like, turn off AutoPlay for "Removable drive" by setting it to "Take no action" to see if that may help.

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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I'm having difficulties opening existing excel spreadsheets from the hard-drive in excel 2007. This is probably a settings issue, but which settings ? Might be connected with macros I've been running ? Any suggestions gratefully received. Also cannot open them in explorer either

A:excel file opening in windows 7

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