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My files & icons (word, mp3, excel) are never in proper order!

Q: My files & icons (word, mp3, excel) are never in proper order!

so something has changed in the last few months. my files are no longer in logical order. for example, lets say i open Winamp (yes I still use winamp! lol) and click on an album that has 16 tracks; all the tracks will be in random order.

so of course, i right click and go "arange icons by"... and change to what it should be.

but sure enough, next time i go into that same folder, the files and are all in random order again. same with my word documents as well, when i go into a folder
i believe this first happened when i cleaned some malware and viruses off my computer a few months ago.
how do i change things back to normal???
thank you!

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A: My files & icons (word, mp3, excel) are never in proper order!

Try "Align To Grid" then there should be a Lock --"Lock web items on Desktop"

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Recently, some of my files (.mht, .html, .mp4, among others) have not been showing up in their proper icons in Windows. Instead, Windows shows the default icon that it gives to files without any associated programs.

I have tried the following (none worked):

Setting the files to their proper icons in Tools->Folder Options->File Types
Tried the 'Repair-> Rebuild Icons' setting in TweakUI
Removed and then associated again the files that have wrong icons within the preferences/settings of their respective programs

Please see this screenshot (and note that the icon appears correctly within Folder Options but not in Windows Explorer):
http://imgur.com/649U.png

I am wondering if there is an option or a software that could "force" Windows to use the proper icons. I feel that this is a result of a registry cleaner I used some time ago. I did not try restoring the registry to an older version as I have only recently noticed this problem and I could mess up the settings of the software I installed after I have used the registry cleaner.

My OS is Windows XP Professional SP3.
 

A:Files not showing up in their proper icons (Windows XP)

Have you tried associating them with another program (media player, VLC ) or similar ?

Just a thought.

Monkey
 

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Hi,

Recently, I'm having slow file loading while opening ms word files and excel files directly from windows explorer. It takes a minute to load, however it opens immediately if I open .doc files or .xls files directly from their application software. It also take a minute for MS Word and Excel software to shut down.

I have run my antivirus (Symantec) and MBAM but they all show no virus was found. I'm not sure what should I do next, please advice.

A:Microsoft Word & Excel - problem with opening files in Word and Excel

What version of Word & Excel?

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Hello,

I am a teacher and would like to save my lesson plans in order so I can reference them easily. I have tried numerous naming conventions but haven't been able to achieve exactly what I want. It may not even be possible. Specifically, I create weekly lesson plans and want to save them in order by week,month, year. This would make it much easier to search for a specific lesson plan. The way it is, windows saves everything in alphabetical order so files are not sequential.

I am running Word 2003 on Windows XP. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it so much.

Thx
 

A:Save Word files in order by month

The file naming is going to have to start with data that you want first, i.e., week-month-year-SubjectMatter.

The week and month are going to have to be NUMBERS.
 

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There should be a simple answer to this - but can't seem to find it anywhere.

When I go to open an Excel file (File>Open>My Documents) the order of the directories (and then the files within a selected directory) is in the order they were last opened (I view them as a list). How can I get the directories and files to display in alphabetical order?

A:Excel - sort order of viewing files

There should be a simple answer to this - but can't seem to find it anywhere.There is. First select details, not icons. Now click on any column you want to sort by - filenames, or dates or type. Same as in standard Windows explorer.

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I have a user who is in word and goes to open a document and all folders and files are not in alpha order.
All files are fine in explorer and when she opens a document in excell. Any ideas how to arrange these in Word 97.
 

A:Word 97: Open Dialog Box Files Not in Alphabetical Order

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The only way I can get any MS office programs to open is to right click and choose the "open with" option. I check the box to Use as default, but they still won't open the next time.
I tried run > winword /r to reset word, but that didn't help either.
All the icons are the same, a little blue chemistry beaker.
In properties, the type of files say they are, "FFV files (docx), FFV files (xlsx), etc".
How do I get these files to open the normal double click way?

A:Excel and Word files will not open in Excel and Word

Have you tried repairing the Office installation (via Start > Windows Control Panel > Programs > Programs & Features > Microsoft Office (version) > Change > Repair)?

Aside from that if the file types are "FFV files (docx), FFV files (xlsx), etc", that suggests you've installed some other software that has taken over the file associations. In that case, you might consider uninstalling that software; otherwise you'll need to reset the file associations, by right-clicking each Office file-type (docx, xlsx, etc.) and using Open With>Choose default program to re-associate them with the correct Office application.

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hi guys..first i wanna say to admins u r awsome..2nd cheers to all... i have problem with word and excel icons...they are lost and replaced with generic? i tried to fix them by deleting IconCache.db like u said also with 2nd way as Brink put in but no they are still generic.. i will put screenshot to C . and as u can C only word and excel icons are generic other not..what can i do to fix it?

TNX

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I tried to figure out how to convert Word documents to Excel, and somehow what I did cause all the Word documents to show as Excel files. ??

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Hello all, I'm having an issue with Office 2007. All Word and Excel files appear unassociated. They are however associated just fine and the files open as they should. The icons just aren't appearing. I've also notice this throughout the system with .ink files on the desktop and start menu for Quick Time and iTunes.

I tried the usual default programs and reassociation specific files bit. No luck.

I tried first performing office diagnostics, but I get an error stating that I don't have the proper permissions. I am on the main Admin account when this happens.

I also tried the unassociate utility that is floating around online.

When I try to do a change/remove or autorun with the disc, they crash.

I went into the registry and deleted the users choice key, hoping it would reset

I'm seeing this problem on new profiles that I've built and tested.

I'm running Office 2007 with SP1 installed.

A:Word and Excel 2007 and ink Icons Appearing Unassociated

I am also having this same issue with Office 2007 Professional SP1. Help!

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Hi all...

I've done tons of clean installs of Windows 7 x64, and finally am upgrading my (oldish) Thinkpad T400 (from XP Pro).

I did a clean install of Windows 7 x64 from Microsoft installation media (this is pre-SP1). Worked fine.

Then installed all the Thinkpad drivers and software, which also went well.

When it came time to install all the Microsoft updates, I let the update process pick all the updates to be applied (some were not checked, as I've noticed happens lately), and let it do its thing. I started Microsoft Update over and over during this process to get the latest updates, as one would hope.

The thing that was weird about it this time is, Microsoft Update failed on several occasions (about 3 or 4 update cycles) on a total of about 10 or 12 updates. Some of these look like the updates being applied by Microsoft Update in the wrong order (eg. SP1-dependent updates being applied before SP1 was installed, Internet Explorer 8 updates being applied after Internet Explorer 9 had already been installed, etc.).

Eventually it seemed to settle down, and stopped suggesting any more updates.

My question is : Should I trust that all the updates went as they should? Since the update process failed several times, I don't quite trust that Microsoft Update always does things the right way. Some folks have said I should install SP1 before any other update. Others have said SP1 might depend on some previous updates. Others say it might CONFLICT with some previo... Read more

A:Proper order for clean install of Windows 7 x64 up to SP1 and beyond?

I would have installed using the latest official installer ISO with SP1, available in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. This saves hours of updating and confusion.

I'd also follow the Best Practices in the tutorial since you apparently installed a bunch of drivers before doing your Windows Updates which is how Win7 provides the latest drivers it wants being the first driver-complete OS.

As to the Updates shuffling, it can happen and normally sorts itself out. But you save hours of updating and have a much smoother course if you use the latest installer with SP1.

You can trust all Updates, set to Automatic, since failures resulting in serious problems are better than one in a million.

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Hello,

I just bought this laptop:


LENOVO ESSENTIAL G500H 59-395372 15.6'' INTEL CORE I3-3120M 4GB 1TB AMD RADEON HD8570M 1GB FREE DOS

With no windows.
It came with free dos on it. Which is just fine.

I will use my own new copy of windows 7 64-bit.

I found and will download the lenovo-drivers from here

Drivers and software - Lenovo G500 Notebook:
Drivers and software - Lenovo G500 Notebook

My humble quesation is:

Is there a particular driver installation order ?

I am thinking of doing it in thisorder:

-Windows 7
-windows 7 SP1
-BIOS
-chipset
-amd video
-audio
-usb device
-blue tooth
-atheros LAN
-WLAN
-camera
-card reader
-touch pad
-power mgmt
-turn on internet connection and perform all the Windows updates



Also there are some others, that I am not sure if I really need them.
Do you think i need these drivers?
-intel video drivers
-intel mgmt engine
-intel rapid storage

Thank you in advance,
kVargas

A:How do I install Laptop drivers in the proper order

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. After you do a Clean Install of Windows run Windows updates .. Any Drivers that are missing after that you can get from the Lenovo website ... You will probably need very few .. Chipset Driver and because you have duel Graphics it would be best to get them too .. You will need the Function Key Software and Card Reader Driver .. And the USB 3 Driver .. You dont want all the Bloatware as that will only slow your Laptop down ..

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I was cleaning some old versions of my Internet connection software using Windows Add/Remove Programs, when it seemed to freeze on the uninstallation. After 10 minutes of no progress, I ended the program and rebooted my computer. After restarting, I noticed that all data file icons saved on my desktop were missing, including Excel files, Word documents, and JPGs. The only icons on my desktop were the usual programs and shortcuts (My Computer, Recycle Bin, etc.), as well as all the folders I had saved. But again, the folders were all empty of any data files ? they only had the subdirectory folders, which also were empty. Even sets of folders that go down 3 or 4 levels had no files in them. The best way to explain it is like a tree, with all the branches still in place, down to the twigs, but all of the leaves missing. For example, in the My Pictures directory, I can still see the subdirectories for folders of Baby pictures, Holiday pictures,
Vacation pictures, etc., but all the subfolders are empty as well.

Basically, any data file (XLS, DOC, JPG, AVI, WMV, etc.) saved anywhere on my Desktop is gone. The only data files I still have are saved in C:\ subdirectories, but anything in C:\Windows\Users\Desktop is gone.

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I've been looking online on various help and tip boards, but haven't seen any problem described which is even close to this. I've checked for any viruses and not found ... Read more

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In Xp I used to be able to add a little speaker icon onto a word file and when clicking on this speaker icon could hear a mp3 sound recording previously made in audacity...

Is it possible to easily do this now with vista cos I can't figure out how. I CAN add an mp3 file onto a word file, I can also click and play but this mp3 file has the title underneath and the mp3 icon design. How can i change the icon design to the speaker symbol and get rid of or hide the mp3 file name?

Thanks for any help

A:icons for mp3 files on word docs

Welcome
Not being into such areas myself, I must ask, something like this?
Insert a sound - Word - Microsoft Office
Although for an older version of Word, should still apply

http://www.webtlk.com/2010/03/26/how...les-documents/
More current

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How do you clear the list of files and documents under File>?
 

A:Word & Excel files

Tools > Options > General. Set RUFL entries to blank (<1), then set it back again.
 

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I have been using Windows 7 for about six months now, and have recently experienced a rather strange event when trying to access my Word and/or Excel documents. When I have opened either of these programs, and clicked on the small yellow file icon at the top to look at the available files, I get the normal list of those files, and can choose which one to open. However, occasionally after clicking the yellow "open" icon, the page is completely blank, that is to say none of my saved files are showing. After a time (usually about five or six minutes), the page loads and I see all these files so that I can then open the required one. If I go to Task Manager, nothing is showing as running, so I am at a loss why this should be. If anyone has any suggestions I would be grateful for their advice. Many thanks.
 

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My problem is that when I link an Excel file with Word, I get a graph with grid lines behind it. How can I get rid of these grid lines? I'm not referring to the grid lines within the graph itself, but the grid lines behind the graph. It looks like a nice graph siting on an Excel spreadsheet with the cells behind it. I've fiddled around with it and gotten the cells to "shrink around it", but you can still see the cells around the edges of the graph.

I'd send the file, but this system wouldn't take a .xls file. If someone wants to look at my problem graph, I'd be happy to email the file.

Thanks!
 

A:Linking files bet. Excel & Word

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Our sister company apparently contracted a worm that changed all of their .doc(x) and .xls(x) files to .exe files. Does anyone here have experience with this worm, and if so what was your solution?

If what I'm reading online is right, this worm is pretty old so I'm not sure how they would get it. I'm also not at that site so the only information I have is what my boss has told me.

A:Word and Excel Files changed to .exe

Hi KenSmellsGood, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Read through this MS website & see if that resolves the problem for you.

A Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint file does not open because of incorrect file associations

Also this one as well. The link I posted above is taken from this one but there is other info that might help.

Windows Updated & Now Broken File Associations - Microsoft Community

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You can't run a macro unless you do many settings changes.

WHY does microsoft STILL open file sin 'protected mode' - or whatever it's calleD?
 

A:Why are Word and Excel and other files 'protected'?

Because macro viruses are still an issue.
 

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Dear Techies,
 
Please help me to recover files.  I am unable to open PDF, Word, excel, DWG etc files.
 
There many folders shared from server but it has affected to my 4 shared folders.
 
There are some PDF files I can open.  i.e.  out of 20 files 2 to 3 files.
 
Not able to figure out what exactly causing this issue.
 
I have done Antivirus scanning, but nothing found.  (From Server as well as from Client --(Mapping share drive)  - )
 
Please find attached screenshot for more details.
 
I have gone many of forum, it says ransom virus.  cryptolocker.  Tried with Malware tools and antivirus nothing found and nothing could recover.
 
Tried recovery softwares also.
 
There is no option from server to store previous version so tried from client windows 7 machines but there also unable to restore
 
Copied files to freshly installed machine and with all updated of windows and antivirus tried to recover but not succeeds.
 
Please help me to diagnose this problem and let me know the solution.
 
If i check at what time it has affected.  Below is the files screen shot
 
I have tried all recovery softwares and ms tools and word excel repair tools but not worked

A:Word, Excel, PDF, DWG, files are not opening

Are there any file extensions appended to your files...such as .ecc, .ezz, .exx, .CTBL, .CTB2, .XTBL, .encrypted, .vault, .HA3 or 6-7 length extension consisting of random characters?Did you find any ransom note? These infections are created to alert victims that their data has been encrypted and demand a ransom payment. Check your documents folder for an image the malware typically uses for the background note. Check the C:\ProgramData (or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data) for a random named .html, .txt, .png, .bmp, .url file.These are some examples.HELP_DECRYPT.TXT, HELP_DECRYPT.HTML, HELP_DECRYPT.URL, HELP_DECRYPT.PNGHELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.bmp, HELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt, HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txtHELP_TO_SAVE_FILES.txt, HELP_TO_SAVE_FILES.bmp, RECOVERY_KEY.txtDECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.TXT, DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.HTML, DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.URL

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I have older computer running Vista. The system info is as follows:
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Business, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9400 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1999 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 775 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (17 GB Free); D: 74 GB (45 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D201R
Antivirus: None
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Suddenly it won't all word, excel, pdf, jpg files with message "the file format is not supported or the file is corrupted". I checked the system and found all those files were modified around 7:30PM, March 3, 2017. I copied the files to another good computer and they cannot be opened too. I created new files on the infected computer and they are ok to open.

I read some old post regarding the Ransomware, but on my computer I didn't find any decrypt instruction files, I also ran the IDTool and it didn't report anything.

I don't have regular backup of the files, is there any possibility to identify the virus and recover the file? Thanks!
 

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After removing the Win32Klez.E virus from my hard disk, backed up my Microsoft Office 2000 files & reinstalled Windows 98, Office 2000 no longer recognize the Word & Excel file formats. The file extensions are correct but it requested for a file conversion or choose an encoding for loading the file. Appreciate if someone could help.
 

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Iwas trying to create a database using excel and mail merge in word and in process saved a lot of files to see if I had it right before entering lots of data - how do I delete them now- under find file i put the name and it says not found but i can see it under file as I open word or excel?????
 

A:Deleteing files Excel\word

From the File > Open pulldown

Select the file, right mouse > Delete
 

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Is it possible to retrieve/restore Word or Excel files that were removed to the recycled bin and then the bin was emptied? I am using Windows 95. Thank you.
 

A:Deleted Word and Excel files

Unless you are willing to pay to get them back I'd say give them a nice funeral. Sorry but this is a fact. There are sites on the web that can retrieve them but they charge. If you plan on doing this do not use the computer for if you write over them it makes it harder to retreive them.
 

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Well, it appears our desktop has contracted something...Microsoft Office 2010 will not open any files as it states they are all corrupt. First, I've done a lot of searching on the internet and notice others are experiencing the same problem. Some of them are stating they get a screen asking for a ransom, apparently the Cryptolocker virus. We are not getting this message.
 
I've tried repairing files though a lot of different avenues found on the internet, but none have worked.
 
I thought possibly the files were being corrupted while attempting to open them, so I copied a few files that I hadn't tried opening to my laptop running the same version of Office, but they appeared corrupted on it as well. I tried running through the repair procedures on this machine and it didn't work either.
 
Two things: one, do I have some kind of virus on this desktop, and two, has anyone found a way to repair the corrupted files?
 
Thanks,
Matt

A:All Excel and Word Files Corrupt

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I would like to know how to convert old files .wpd/.wpl to Excel or Word. O/S is XP. These files have been saved to a floppy and the old computer has died so cannot access files to resave.
I've tried changing the extension to txt, doc. dbf, xls etc. and opening up in several different applications but receive only non-text information (squares etc.).
Can someone help with this dinosaur file?
Thank you.
 

A:Converting wpd/wpl files to excel or word

what are they from word perfect - you may be able to open with word - in word - open - change the filetype to the ones you have
 

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Hi Everyone,

I'm using MS Office 2003 on a PC, and tried to send Word, Excel & .pdf files to a Mac user. She has Office for Mac 2011 installed on her computer.

She cannot open any of the files. I think she may not have Adobe Reader installed, which explains why the .pdf will not open. So far as the .doc and .xls files ... I'm stumped. Other than recommending that she download Open Office, does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

Jen
 

A:Opening MS Excel, MS Word & .pdf files on a Mac

A few suggestions:

Visit this page to see if she can update her Office software.
Also, try the Office Open XML File Format Converter from Apple.
If that fails, and you don't want to use Open Office, you could save Word docs as RTF Rich Text files, and Excel files as CSV, comma seperated value files.

 

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So when i open any file like a PDF or something, it's automatically opened as an excel document when i want it to be word. I've already tried setting word as a default app but it still doesn't work.
Also, i tried going to the downloaded files and pressed 'open documents like this with word from now on' but afterwards when i open that same file it still opens in excel. Can someone please help me, i have to print stuff for school but I can't because of this.
 

A:All my files are opened as excel instead of word

Well you can Print in the interim. Instead of pushing a file to an application via its File Association, you can always open the Application and then open the document and print it.

So if you try to open a PDF, DOC, DOCx, and others they are all associated to MS Excel ?

Did you Right-Click on a PDF file and choose "Open With" ---> Choose Default Program
And set it back to Adobe Reader ( or whatever PDF viewer you use ) ?

likewise...

Did you Right-Click on a DOC and DOCx files and choose "Open With" ---> Choose Default Program
And set it back to Microsoft Word ?

Additionally...
Did you go to Control Panel and use the Default Programs applet and then choose "Set your Default Program" and then choose the Program like Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word and have it "Set this program as default" ?
 

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I had recently installed Norton Antivirus for my PC. After installing this, I was unable to open any Word or Excel documents that are saved under my C: or A: drives. The error message I'm getting is "The file(filename) is not available". My operating system is Windows XP-Pro. And I'm using Windows 2002. Thanks for any help.
 

A:Cannot open Word or Excel files

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=835404
 

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We have Pc's that run XP Pro & a server that runs Win2000 Server. We are running Office 97 that is installed on all pcs and server. I moved some files around to different drives for space & then mapped the pc's accordingly. One of the users is saying that before I moved the files, they would come up in alphabetic order. This is when you would open the program then open the file through file/open in the Word or Excel program. I did not notice when moving them that they were in any order. I looked every place I could think of in the programs to indicate order it finds the files but cannot find any thing. Can anyone help me with this. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
R.Fritz

 

A:Finding files in Word & Excel

In File-Open dialog, they just need to hit the proper sort column. Has nothing to do with what you did...
 

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Is there a way to configure Microsoft applications so that I can have a window open with a file from Word and a window open with an Excel file and edit them simultaneously? When I have both windows open now, whichever one I click in stays open and the other automatically minimizes itself. I'd also like to be able to have a Microsoft file and browser window open (and editable) and the same time.
Many thanks!
Abigail
 

A:Solved: Use files simultaneously in Word & Excel

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For past few weeks I have noticed that I cannot open any word/excel file when broadband internet is running. The moment I click the icon 'safely remove hardware' from the system tray to disconnect the modem, all the word/excel files start opening swiftly. I have windows xp SP3 & 768 MB RAM

A:MS word/excel files not opening while internet is on

Is that the only USB device you have?
You do not use a printer with a USB connection?

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I don't know what happened. I can't open any Word / Excel file on my PC. I get the message "Unable to Read File".

Moreover, my Norton anti-virus is gone from my menu bar. I can't run it at all.

What must I do?

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Help - Cannot Open Word & Excel Files!

What operating system? What version of Office? Did you do anything recently - any new programs installed/removed?
 

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I want to insert Word and Exel documents into Publisher so that I can crop them to irregular shapes. The crop tools are only available when a picture is inserted. I need to know if there is a way to save Word/Excel in different formats so that they can be treated as pictures for manipulation purposes. It would help if they would also open in PSP as that would give me some more options.
 

A:Working with Word/Excel files in Publisher

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Why does it take so long for my machine to 'unlock' after i save or close excel or word files---even very small ones? I have 223 mghtz processor and 64MB RAM.
 

A:excel and word files SLOW to close

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Windows XP
Office XP 2002

Some files - not all, don't open when double clicked. Word (or excell) starts up, the hourglass sits there for a few seconds and then rotates once, then the tail of the mouse cursor turns multiple colors for a short time, then nothing. Word stays open but the file never opens. Shut down word and double click on the same file again and it opens right up. Again, not all files. Happens consistently with the same files (i.e., open it twice to actually see it, edit it, close it, have to open it twice again to get it to come up).

Office problem or Windows?

Thanks!
 

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Hi
First time I have asked a question so hope someone can help. Can't identify when it first started to happen but recently all excel files seem to have converted to word files. If word is already running and I try to open an excel file it opens in word and office tries to reinstall.
All excel files are displaying as word files in my documents folders. if I open excel and then open the files they do open and I can then save them in the correct format and they stay in that format.

Hope this makes sense.
 

A:excel 2007 files open in word

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am not able to my any one of excel sheet and word document.Last 5 days before, i worked on and today when i opened the same excel sheet ,its show a message that xls::is not a valid format.
and for word document its come in encoding.
my all document is been corrupt ,so pls help me out , how can i rectify this all my document
 

A:my all files excel and word document is corrupted

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I recently did a new install of Windows XP, having been using Windows 2000. I backuped and formatted the disk and the install went with out problem. I also installed SP3.

The main problems I'm experiencing are with Word files taking a very long time to load and being unable to access the internet/network for about 40 seconds when booting up.

I wonder if I'm infected or perhaps there is a network issue?

Here's a detailed description:

On startup items load as normal, then there is a long delay of about 30-40 seconds when nothing happens as if it's finished start up, however I can't access the internet or the network. Then the remaining startup programs suddently load (such as the Wacom graphics tablet driver) and I can now access the internet and network.

When I click a Word or Excel files from a shared drive it 14 seconds to load Word/Excel then another 3 seconds to load the file itself! However when I load Word locally it loads instantly and load a new document instantly. (Office 2003).

After the computer had been on for about 5/6 hours Word/Excel loads files from the network instantly. Really weird and annoying!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, John

A:Slow Opening Word/excel Files

Here are a couple of things to try (if you have not already done so):
1. Run scandisk/checkdisk
2. Run defrag
3. Check to see what applications launch on start up. If you re-installed a ton of applications (Office, for example) these may be launching their quick starts on boot; also review your Anti-Virus's settings.
Regards,
John

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Office 2003 on XP.

If I double-click a .doc or .xls file, I get a brief "Preparing to Install" window that goes away in a second or so. The app then opens to an empty screen. If I then click File/Open, I can drill down to my file and open it that way.

Anyone else have this problem? What did you do to fix it?

Thanks in advance!

A:Word and Excel won't open files directly

This is a long shot, but you may have to associate the files with the program they were meant for. On eway to do this is to open my computer, not any office program. Find the file (files) you want, right click and choose "Open With" and pick the correct program in the list.

In the future your files should open with the right program without any additional efftort.

Let me know if this works.

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i am running win xp pro. i have office pro 2003 installed with all the latest updates. The problem comes when i try to open a word or excel file from my desktop or even one of my other drives. Meaning just being able to double-click on the document and having it open. When i do this the folder that the document is in wont respond. Then the folder freezes and i must use task manager to close the folder. Keep in mind that i DONT receive any error messages when double clicking the the file.
i can however, go into start >programs >microsoft office > (word or excel) and open the program there, then open the document. but i shouldnt have to do this.
i have tried to run the repair to no avail. i have uninstalled and then reinstalled office with no luck. Norton windoc found problems (missing files) with my .net framework, so i uninstalled and then reinstalled that. That fixed the .net missing files but not my office problem.

Help me please cuz this has a tendency to be very frustrating!!!!! Tendency meaning every time i try to use the program.
 

A:Excel and word wont open files

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Hello!
I have an Excel sheet that contains text/data per row. This excel sheet may have as many as 300 rows of data. I would like to export the data in the excel file row to a word template, and save that to a specific file name which corresponds to column 2. I would like to be able to 'click' a button and have all 50 rows export their information using the word template and have these files saved under specific filenames in the line item data (ex: column 2). Do you have any suggestions on how I can do this?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop. A couple of days ago I tried to open an excel file that I regularly use and when I opened it, all cells were blank except A1. In it was "FileError_22001. I start to investigate and every excel file is the same. Furthermore, all of my word & picture files have the same problem. All my excel files are 18 KB, all my word files are 20 KB. They are all time stamped with the exact same time.

I have McAfee that is provided by my employer but I discovered that it had not been updated in some time for some unknown reason. I called our IT folks yesterday morning and they tried to get me fixed but were unable to and had to pass the ticket up to the next level. They were unable to get the virus stuff working again either.

Whatever I got infected with turned off my McAfee firewall, then started corrupting all of my excel, word and picture files. It did not corrupt any files in my recycle bin. I tired to do a system restore to the day before the problems started but it didn't help. Turns out whatever got loaded probably happened the day before all the bad stuff started happening. So, I unrestored the restore that I did the first time and did a system restore to December 1st instead. It did not help and created more problems for me. I keep getting these pop ups, one after another.

I would attach screen shots of the errors but I can't figure out how to do it.

Debbie

A:Corrupted excel, word & jpeg files

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complet... Read more

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I have a laptop with Vista 64 and use Microsoft Office 2007. Within the last few months I noticed that attachments to email no matter what client I use cannot be opened. (Word and Excel) If I save a file and go to word or excel I can open the file normally. This only occurs when I double click on a file that is an attachment. I have attached a jpg file that shows the verbiage of the actual error. This one was through Lotus notes but it doesnt matter if I am using outlook or gmail it always generates something similiar. Hopefully someone has some ideas so I can rectify this situation. I have tried numerous solutions and have not had any luck in resolving this problem.

Thanks!

A:Word or Excel Files as Attachments in Email

Was this email from a client or did you try to send it?

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Can there be a macro in excel to find column headers of the excel file in word docs and fill them in excel respectively for all the docx files in a folder. word data/file is not in table format and all docx files are similar

I tried recording the macro but it doesn't work
 

A:Solved: Fill excel Columns from word files

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I have Word and Excel 2013 installed and it works fine but will not open a file if I double click on it. I get the error message shown in the attachment. Can anyone suggest how I can correct this? I have checked the default programs list and (e.g.) Excel is identified for xls or xlsx files.
Up to today I had 2010 and 2013 both installed on this machine and used 2010 typically. I deleted 2010 thinking it might correct this but it did not.

Thanks in advance.
 

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