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PDF files won't open in client application from SharePoint 2013

Q: PDF files won't open in client application from SharePoint 2013

Not sure what changed, but Internet Explorer 11 will not open pdf's in my client application - Adobe DC. I used to be able to do this, but now I get a blank page with a black circle with a line through it on the top left of the page. Can't add an image to
my post.
I cannot figure out what setting I need to change to allow pdfs to open in Adobe.
I do not want them to open in internet explorer so have disable Adobe Reader.
Please help!

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We are having SharePoint 2013 environment in that we have couple of libraries with PDF files. While we are opening the PDF files from IE and Chrome we are seeing blank screen. Can you please tell us what are the settings/plug ins needed for IE to show PDF files
in browser.


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We are using IE 11, and cannot open word or excel files in SharePoint library by Office 2013. The OpenDocuments class add-on is enabled. And only one computer has this issue.

Windows 7
Only Office 2013 - version 15.4631.1000
Internet Explorer - IE11.0.9600.17207 update 11.0.10 (IE 32-bit)
The error messages is: "To open this document, your computer must be running a supported version of Microsoft Office application and a browser that supports opening files directly from the Office Online"

Thanks in advance!

A:SharePoint cannot open files via IE 11, while chrome works well.

This issue occurs because the SharePoint OpenDocuments Class (OWSSUPP.DLL) Internet Explorer Add-in is the wrong version due to having multiple versions of Office on the same
workstation. To check the version open Internet Explorer when the error is showing, go to Tools, Manage Add-ons. In Manage Add-ons click on SharePoint OpenDocuments Class and notice the version is any version other than 14.0.
The details can be found and solved at:
Meanwhile try to reset the Internet Explorer, by resetting Internet Explorer settings, you return it to the state it was in when it was first installed on your computer. This is useful for troubleshooting problems that might be caused by settings that
were changed after installation.
a. Close all Internet Explorer and Explorer windows that are currently open.
b. Start Internet Explorer.
c. On the Tools menu, tap or click Internet options. If you don't see the Tools menu, press Alt.

d. In the Internet Options window, tap or click the Advanced tab.
e. Tap or click Reset
Details can be found at:


Wade Liu
TechNet Community Support

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Can't seem to find any links or instructions on how to do this.

I've nailed it for Acrobat but am stumped on Illustrator.

Anyone got any good HOWTOs?

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How to Open a windows(Client) application using ActiveXObject from the IE 11 browser using Javascript.   

Environment :IE 11 and windows 7

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Hi, you can use OneDrive for Business with Office 2013 ProPlus, not having a SharePoint account?
Thank you

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we have configured OWA with SharePoint 2013 sp1. using following link
but still it's showing error "Sorry,There was a problem and we can't open this document".
Please suggest MSoffice2013 is required to be installed in any of the server in SharePoint environment, or issue is somewhere else.
Also see the attached image


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I am experiencing a issue with the IE11 browser specifically when trying to select from the address book/people picker within SharePoint 2013 and it is not bringing
up the people pick box to select a user from. When I click on the address book it does nothing at all. The people picker is not working in IE, but working on my Chrome browser just fine so that made me believe it could possibly be a browser issue. I am trying
to find a fix as majority of the users at my company use IE v11, so I was researching what could possibly be causing this for this browser only and being it is a sporadic occurrence. 

I have tried setting the sharepoint.com site within the 'Compatibility View Settings', and also modified the custom level security zone and cleared my cache. And
nothing is seem to be helping me resolve this issue.

Any help would be appreciated in advance!




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I have a user who has made changes to a SharePoint 2013 web part publishing page but Check In is grayed out. The yellow status bar says "Status: My personalized view of the page". I've never seen this message and can't find anything about it. I could override the checkout but I don't want her to lose her changes. What can she do to re-enable Check In?

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There was a issue in Internet Explore when I am trying to give the connection from source webpart to destination webpart in sharepoint 2013 webpart page and I tried to debug
the error in Developer tools it gives the error like "XPathResult is Undefined".  Source Webpart
is Sharepoint 2013 Calendar list and Destination webpart is Sharepoint 2013 Custom List.
We have tried all version if IE  in different machine like windows 7 and 10 also but no luck and its working fine in other browsers other than IE. 

Kindly let me know if you have any suggestions or any clue.

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Not sure what I did but I recently modified a document on our SharePoint and saved it locally. Now when I open that master document on SharePoint it opens the one I saved locally a while back and asks if I want to update the server. I've searched on various forums for a fix for this but have yet to find a solution.

How can I open these master documents on sharepoint without having it ask to update the server. I'd hate to accidentally save over the master document.

I'm using MS Office 2013, and SharePoint 2010.

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hey guys I was a little confused if this was the right place 'all other applications'
So I have extremely limited experience with Sharepoint 2013.
But my boss asked me today if I could just 'check out' what possibilities we might have with sharepoint 2013.
Regarding two things.
1: We have documentation spread all over our 'older sharepoint' and 3 other purchased systems..
this documentation is everything from firewall logs, to password lists, IP lists, printer manuals, etc etc.
2: We have our own constructed Wiki, in reality we have 600 documents in a folder.
like: "How to get rid of this virus" "How to push our security out on iphones" articles to help us in the IT department.
We have an Active Directory and Exchange user setup.
So lets say you wanted to sort all this out, and have it placed in one spot.
with easy search functions, and of course the possibility to limit users as only our Admin accounts from the AD should 
be allowed to view the password lists.

Not knowing anything about sharepoint 2013, could you maybe point me in a direction towards something that might be suitable?
also if you plan on suggesting alternatives, let me make it clear we don't wish this to be online, no cloud services

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I use SharePoint 2010 and 2013 and need Designer for both versions. 2010 has installed fine, but 2013 gets almost all the way through the install then unhelpfully just says "Microsoft SharePoint Designer encountered an error during setup" and no further details given. I'm running Office 32-bit on a 64-bit machine. The issues have been with the 32-bit version. I know that with the rest of Office being 32-bit I need to stick with that, but any ideas on how to troubleshoot the install? Thanks!

A:SharePoint Designer 2013 install issue

That's very interesting. I can certainly pass that on to the server team. I don't have Admin rights on my machine. The strange thing is the previous person who used this computer had no issues with running both versions (prior to the machine being wiped for me) which makes it all the more surprising that there'd be an issue.

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Good morning  everyone.

Form Type: Browser Based
Issue Browser: IE 11
I've encountered an issue in infopath when I print or preview the text  is overlapping in IE browser .

Here is a step by step of what appears in print :

I have a multi line text  box with automatic height. The Infopath form can correctly calculate what the height should be. When I click the Print Preview icon within the browser based form, the Print view opens and the text overlapping. 

In Chrome the print preview is working fine. The problem is IE our clients are using default browser is IE 11. 

Please help me to resolve this issue

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Can't open Excel or Word files in office 2013. Screen message - "The operating system is not presently configured to run this application"
"There was a problem sending the application command to the program"

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Hi all,

Thanks in advance for reading and for any suggestions.

I've been experiencing an annoying issue with Word 2013 in that it almost, but doesn't quite open files. This happens inconsistently, maybe once for every 30 or so files I open. I open the document in the usual fashion but its window doesn't appear. If I right click on Word on the Task bar I can see the preview of the file's window, but it is blank. I can close the document from there, and next time I try to open it it will invariably work.

I've attached a screenshot of this happening. If I click on the blank preview the screen blinks and it seems that focus has gone to the document (as I have to click a couple of times on another active window to bring focus back to it).

Has anyone else experienced this, and figured out a solution?



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after joining new wfe server to SharePoint 2013 farm, when I add new website it works in central admin but on the other wfe server I get file not found and get a complete error the uls

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: File Not Found. at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPVirtualFile.CalculateFileDependencies(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData basicRequestData, ICollection& directDependencies, ICollection& childDependencies)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPDatabaseFile.EnsureDependencies(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData requestData) at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPDatabaseFile.EnsureCacheKeyAndViewStateHash(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData
requestData) at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPDatabaseFile.GetVirtualPathProviderCacheKey(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData requestData) at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPVirtualPathProvider.GetCacheKey(String virtualPath) at
System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultFromCacheInternal(VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultInternal(VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp,
Boolean allowBuildInPrecompile, Boolean throwIfNotFound, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultWithNoAssert(HttpContext context, VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean allowBuildInPrecomp... Read more

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We just upgraded to Office 2013. Since the upgrade some users are unable to edit Office documents that they open through SharePoint. I can see that the documents are opened as read only. Even if they select to edit the document in SharePoint it throws up an alert saying that they don't have permissions to edit the document.

I checked all permissions and they appear to be OK. Is there any setting in Office 2013 that is maybe defaulted to read only or something?


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I am running into a bizarre problem with Excel 2013 and I can't seem to figure out the cause - searching around I couldn't find a solution, either.

I have both Office 2010 64-bit and Office 365 (2013) 64-bit installed on my Windows 7 system. The only reason I still need 2010 is that 2013's graphs look different and I have some picky university professors who insist on them looking like 2010's format.

At any rate...

2013 was installed after 2010, and it's the one I use 99% of the time. With all the other Office programs (Word, PowerPoint etc), if I double-click on a .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx file it will automatically open them in the 2013 version, which I want.

Immediately after installing, Excel files behaved the same way - if I double-clicked .xls or .xlsx files, they'd open in Excel 2013 just fine. But after some Windows updates, all that happens is Excel 2013 opens - the file itself doesn't show. If I do it again with Excel open, nothing happens. I have to file-open and select the workbook that way, then it opens.

It seems to be caused by having both 2010 and 2013 installed, as on my other Windows 7 machine I have JUST 2013 installed and that issue doesn't happen.

If I had to guess, I'd say there was some Windows update for one or both of the Office versions that screwed the other up. Any ideas?

A:Excel 2013 Won't Automatically Open Files


You can try to "Repair" in the "install/uninstall" option and see if the problem fixes itself.

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Hi Everyone,
We are getting an error with Adobe Reader DC when trying to open or save files to Sharepoint 2013.
An Error has occurred in the script on this page
Line: 42
Char: 5
Error: Unable to get property 'empty' of undefined or null reference
Code: 0
URL: domain.com/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?diagview=FileOpen&FIledialogFilterValue=*-pdf&location=filepath
Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?  Yes/No
Whatever option we press (yes/no) the error will not go away.

This happens in the open or save window that opens within Adobe Reader DC version 2015.010.20056
At this stage more than 1 Windows 8.1 Pro 64 systems are affected, and some of the same version systems are not affected.
I can confirm that the open/save window on Office products (2013 word, Outlook and Excel) work fine and are not affected, it just seems to be Adobe Reader DC. 
Please let us know how we might fix this.
Thanks in advance.

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One of my customer has extended windows-claims based Sp2013 web application to Internet. SO I have 2 urls - Http for intranet and https for internet
They have extended internet facing site using ADFS authentication
When a user logs in via the internet facing site, even if the windows claims identity is added in owners group,the internet facing site returns a blank screen post authentication ..
However if a claims identity is added, it works.
Is this expected behavior?
There are multiple claims created - SID, email, first name. When users try to add people, they are unable to find the windows accounts on the internet facing site. This is leading to adding duplicate accounts in the site(one -windows other claims)

Any suggestions?

Technical Specialist

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on my customers Server the "User Profile Serive" stopped working. Now I've recreated the User Profile Service Application, but the "User Profile Synchronization Service" will not start working. Does anyone has an idea what I can do to
solve this Problem. I've created it like the MSDN description.
Thanks for your help.
Kind regards

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So I recently installed Windows 8 and Office 2007 (including Excel 2007). I then decided to participate in the Office 2013 trial, so I downloaded and installed that on top of everything. It worked correctly, and I could open files normally. Then I deleted Office 2007 in an effort to save space, and now I'm encountering problems.

Basically, every time I try to open an Excel file, Windows 8 gives me the "How do you want to open this file?" dialogue. I check "Use this app for all .xls(x) files" and click "Keep using Microsoft Excel" and the dialogue closes but the file doesn't open.

The only way I can get excel files to open now is by going to the Metro menu and opening Excel 2013, then opening the file from there.

Is there a way to fix this issue without resorting to the workaround method?

Thanks in advance!

A:Excel 2013 Issues (can't open files directly)

Hi.............I also found this with excel but word works ok......Did you get a answer to the problem.......



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It used to be that double clicking on an Office file would open the file. Now, with Office 2013 a double click on a file is not opening the file, it is just opening the related Office program (Word or Excel, for instance). How do I get the file I'm double clicking to open with the Office program?



A:Office 2013 files don't open with a double click

Sounds like you may need to do a repair on Office, try the Quick Repair option: https://support.office.com/en-au/ar...lication-7821d4b6-7c1d-4205-aa0e-a6b40c5bb88b

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I've searched this a thousand ways, but can get no answer for what I've done and how to correct it, so now I'm here hoping someone can tell me how to undo my stupid mistake. Yesterday I was found a file on this forum that would bring back the Dinosaur Cursor from Windows XP and how I could add them to my Windows 7. Downloaded them, they came in a zip file and then I extracted them to my download file. Then for some stupid reason, I can't explain, I was going to place them in a folder, and while trying to figure out how to make a folder for them I opened the tab that said "Open With". When it opened it had my "Curse Client" listed at the top and it was highlighted and instead of clicking cancel I clicked "ok". And of course, the little check box was checked so now all my zip files are to be opened with my Curse Client. Now I don't know how to remove this default setting. I have enclosed pic of what the file looks like now that I have made my mistake.
Please help if you can.

A:zip files open with my Curse Client

Hello Oz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can download and merge the .reg file for the listed zip option in the tutorial below to restore it's default association.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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Hi All,
How to install CVE-2019-0604-Microsoft SharePoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability patch kb4462202 in SharePoint 2013 farm?
What are the prerequisites required while plan for installation?
Which steps we need to follow to install this security update on our SharePoint 2013 farm ?
After installed Kb file we need run the PSConfig.exe for configuration?
Is the servers reboot required for this CVE-2019-0604  kb installation?
Is there any MS article for this installation steps, Please share me.
Could please guide me the right path, that would be much appreciated.
Thanks and Regards,
Naresh K

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I haven't had Microsoft Office 2013 a week now and I already am having problems with opening documents that are in Microsoft Word's native format (docx). The problem lies within Windows and not word it seems. While the icon for docx files show the Word 2013 icon, it refuses to open with Microsoft Word 2013. Windows tells me that it does not know how to open docx files. It worked flawlessly since its install last Wednesday downloaded right from Office.com with the user name that was provided to me by KVCC, the college I attend. Office 2013 licenses are provided to all students as of 2016. Not even a week later, it is messing up. Word can still open .doc & .odt files but not docx files. There are a number of results on the internet where a problem with Office 2013 not being able to open docx files, but none are the problem I face, windows not knowing how to open it.

A:windows won't open docx files in Microsoft Word 2013 anymore

Have you right clicked the file and selected open with?

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I accidentaly associated theme files with notepad , and now I can't run theme files. How can I fix it ? What is the right application for open with command? Thanks in advance.

A:How to open theme files ? Open with application ?

Hello ecevit,

Downloading and merging the .reg for the listed .theme option in the tutorial below can restore the default associations for .theme files for you.

Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hello Community,

I'm having an issue here, and reading through threads and forum posts - i'm getting nowhere.

I get no error messages when trying to open a file from a mapped drive.

I have a user onsite unable to open any Mircosoft Office 2013 files from any of his mapped network drives. If he takes the files, copies them locally to his laptop, then open perfectly fine. However, if i try to open a office file from their mapped drive, it just opens up a blank document.

--I've done the changing folder name of the Microsoft folder within %AppData%, still no luck.
--I've tried repairing Microsoft Office, still no luck.

I don't want to uninstall office, then re-install as i will have to drop the computer off our domain (Group Policy for some reason, blocks office.) *I'd prefer this to be the final option.

Surely there must be a fix around? Much thanks!

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The computer is missing all Sharepoint addons in Internet Explorer.  The computer is Windows 10 Pro and fully patched.  Every post I find out there so far either says patch the computer or download the addons manually.  The only link I have
found from Microsoft that was supposed to be able to download these says that the download is no longer available and that it is resolved with patches.  Well, obviously it is not.

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HI Guys, tried uninstalling office 2010 to open Outlook 2013 when I got the two following errors:

1: The resource that you are trying to use is located on an unsupported version of Microsoft exchange. Contact your email administrator for assistance.

2: Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. Your Microsoft exchange administrator has blocked the version of Outlook that you are using. Contact your administrator for assistance.
Does anyone know what these two errors are referring to and how I can fix it so I can start using Outlook 2013?

Many thanks.

A:Outlook 2010 and 2013 conflicting. Can't open 2013.

Are you trying to connect to an Exchange mail server, e.g. one managed by your employer?

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So I found an old CD of a game I used to have on my old computer and installed it. The game is Championship Manager 01-02, a very old Soccer thing. Anyway, after unzipping, I click on the file 'cm0102', the Application which starts the game. After double clicking, no program comes up, nothing happens at all except the Windows 'loading' icon pops up before disappearing. I've tried reinstalling and unzipping again, but to no avail.

Any ideas, anyone? I used to love this game.

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Whenever I try to open a file inside of an application (Foobar 2000 for example), instead of the dialog popping up to let me choose the file, the header of the app just flashes and nothing else happens. It isn't only this program though, every other program i tried had the same problem.

Any solution?

A:Help! Can't open files inside of an application!

Hi redblue and Welcome to TSF,

If you for instance try Notepad, which is built in Windows, does the same issue appear then?

Also please try to boot into Safemode (Press F8 during startup) and see if the problem persists in all the mentioned applications. Let us know the results.

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I can't open my Contacts files with the normal application anymore - the application seems to have disappeared (although I still have my Contacts data - the files themselves, which I can open with something like WordPad, but the data is really hard to read then).

How do I reinstall the application normally associated with Windows Vista Contacts files?

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic459642.html - Link of topic posted in 'Am I infected?..'Details: Recently I feel something weird in my computer, and I cannot open .exe files. I have Windows XP. I also have MBAM, Avast and Norton (expired) and finally Anti Trojan Elite. I did full scan with MBAM yesterday and result was 1 threat which has been removed and quarantined. I recently posted a topic in 'Am I infected..' board and Jason guided me here. And of course, I did preparation. Symptoms: Once clicking on .exe files, a new window of Anti Trojan elite pops up '...Trojan in your computer etc..' and finally the error which says that it is an invalid win32 application. I am very sure this is malware.D.D.S:dds.txt:.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24Run by too at 16:17:18 on 2012-07-09Microsoft Windows XP Professionnel 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1036.18.1013.223 [GMT 1:00].AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Outdated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1351 [VPS 091101-0] *Enabled/Outdated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* .============== Running Processes ===============.C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files... Read more

A:Cannot open .exe files (invalid win32 application)

ADDITION: Normal programs with .exe extention do open.. The ones that don't open are the ones for their INSTALLATION. E.g: remix_ce_setup.exe

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I've manged to Sync some files for offline use, and I can view them in the Sync Center. But I cannot work out how to navigate to them from an application (say a text editor) when I'm NOT on line. In other words, I don't know where they are on my hard drive. It seems they are in a folder called 'Offline files folder', but I can't find that anywhere.

I'm probably missing something very obvious, but I'd be grateful for some help, please.


A:Where do I find Offline files to open them in an application ?


1) Open your Sync Center (Start/All Programs/Accessories/Sync Center) and click on “Manage offile files”:
2) Click on the button “View your offline files”

Open them from within there.

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I can not open any exe file I get application error 0xc0000005, application failed to start correctly.

Happened after I did windows update. I searched for several of the KB updates as suggested but none of them were listed.
I also tried the changing the root exe as suggested no luck their either.
I was able to restore to before the updates but as soon as updates were reinstalled same problem.
PC hasn't been used since June so several updates are running through.
Running windows 7 32bit.
Any ideas on which update is causing the error?

A:Application error 0xc0000005 can't open any exe files

Hello Brody, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would recommend to restore back to before the updates were installed and you had this issue, then only install one update at a time and test to see if you have this issue afterwards. This way you will be able to narrow down to which update you last installed before this issue happens.

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How do I Change Which Application open my DVD's. Real Player is the default and it was Media Player prior to a download. Thanks, Tony

A:How To Change Which Application Open My Media Files I.e. Dvd's

Hi there,1. Click Start, then click My Computer, and Right-Click the drive that you use to play DVD's.2. Under the Auto Play tab, select DVD Movie from the drop-down list.3. In the Actions box, tick the "Select an action to perform" option and select the application of your choice. 4. Click Apply-->OK and your done.NOTE: Selecting the "Prompt me each time to choose an action" option may suite you better for the simple fact that it lets you decide what to do, instead of auto-starting everytime. Sometimes you may not want to watch the DVD right away, maybe you might want to open it in another Media Player. Just a little food for thought. Hope this helps,nos

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I want to open some files like myfilename.ad4.

But...........I have Adobe reader installed.

Adobe reader appears to define itself as the application to load these files (ad?).

I have my security permissions as both administrator and only user set to allow almost anything.

I have an application (Airport Design Editor) which WILL open these files, but I browse, find, and then
cannot fix the application to replace the Adobe program.


A:Assign proper application to OPEN .ad4 files

See if this tutorial by Brink helps:
Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

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On my old Win 7 and Win Vista and Win XP laptops I've had no problems opening and viewing my old MPEG-2 video files. My new laptop running Win 8.1 will not allow me to view them.

Windows Media Player will only recognize them as audio files - not video - though the sound will play. Real Player is the same - the application will open and begin playing a file but only as audio file. I've tried the built in Toshiba media player and it shows errors and won't open the files at all.

Again - these are conforming MPEG-2 NTSC 760X480 video file (old analog home movies) captured using an ATI video card dongle to connect to my video source and an old version of capture application ULead Video Studio. These files conform in every way to MPEG-2 standard/format and will run on all of our PC EXCEPT the new one running Win 8.

I bought and loaded a video editing application from Corel and it will open and play these files perfectly so why won't Win Media Player and Real Player recognize them when running behind Windows 8?

Any and All suggestions very much appreciated.

A:Unable to open MPEG-2 Video Files Various Application

According to Wikipedia, the maximum allowed dimensions for an MPEG-2 video are 720x480(NTSC) pixels. It's possible the ULead software driver used to capture this video was not up to spec during recording. As a result it is not correctly recognized by other media players. Since Corel is the parent company for ULead Systems they are most likely aware of this inconsistency and have created software to render the files correctly.

My guess would be that if you re-encode the file(s) using another format the file(s) will play on other media players.

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Sometimes if I open a file by double clicking it in windows explorer, it will sit doing nothing (and that explorer window is then tied up) for a few minutes! Then the file opens normally in the correct application. But opening the application first, and getting it from the file open menu, or dragging the file into the open application is ok. The problem goes away if I reboot windows, but can come back again later for no apparent reason. Any idea where to look to start tracking down this problem?

A:Very slow to open files from windows explorer - ok within application

this might help.. disable your icon template.. via folder options.. view>> check (always show icons, never thumbnails)... and on the screen... right click>>view>>details... cuz it eats up of CPU usage when it is viewed as icons..

hope this helps..

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This is getting a bit annoying now, I thought it was my hard drive and so I upgraded to a Hybrid, but it seems to be coming back now.

Whenever I'm using a program such as Firefox or Movie Maker, when I click browse (and launch the File Explorer API) the application locks up for a few moments and cannot be used. All other apps run fine, but I can't even open another instance of that app. What can I do to better diagnose this problem?


A:Application locks up when attempting to open/save files?

Hello FuturDreamz,

Since this only happens when you try to open/save a file, it may be that the hard drive it's trying to access has been turned off and it waiting for it to spin back up to be turned on again.

You can test this theory by using the tutorial below by setting Turn off hard disk after to Never, and see if it still does this afterwards.

Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps.

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I was having a problem after starting my computer and logging in I would encounter a black screen and the cursor with no programs loading. After going into safe mode and restarting I got it to work and download Emsisoft. I did a scan, quarantined the files and everything seemed to be good. After a couple hours, I got a popup that said there was an application error (I think NVIDIA related). A couple hours after that, I tried to open a new tab in Chrome and it wouldn't work so I tried to open Firefox and got the same application error. Then I tried to open a few other programs and they all got the same error. I restarted my computer, got the black screen and cursor again, rebooted in safe mode, rebooted again and that's where I am now. Please let me know how I can fix this. Here's my FRST file:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 04-11-2016
Ran by AM (administrator) on ANDREW (06-11-2016 11:03:35)
Running from C:\Users\AM\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: AM (Available Profiles: AM)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
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A:After deleting files from Emsisoft scan I get "cannot open application" popups

Greetings A10M and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems sim... Read more

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I was having a problem after starting my computer and logging in I would encounter a black screen and the cursor with no programs loading. After going into safe mode and restarting I got it to work and download Emsisoft. I did a scan, quarantined the files and everything seemed to be good. After a couple hours, I got a popup that said there was an application error (I think NVIDIA related). A couple hours after that, I tried to open a new tab in Chrome and it wouldn't work so I tried to open Firefox and got the same application error. Then I tried to open a few other programs and they all got the same error. I restarted my computer, got the black screen and cursor again, rebooted in safe mode, rebooted again and that's where I am now. Please let me know how I can fix this. Here's my FRST file:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 04-11-2016
Ran by AM (administrator) on ANDREW (06-11-2016 11:03:35)
Running from C:\Users\AM\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: AM (Available Profiles: AM)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
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I recently purchased an ASUS Windows 8.1 64 bit computer.  I transferred my Microsoft Works Version 8.0 word processor and spreadsheet files from my old computer onto the new computer.  I just purchased the Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student Edition (64 bit version) from an online vendor and installed the software onto my new computer. 
I have no problems opening my Works spreadsheet files in Excel.  However, when I attempt to open a Works word processor file in Word, I get gibberish.  I did some research online and found out that there is a Microsoft tool called Works 6-9 Converter which allows one to open Works files in Word.
I downloaded the Works 6-9 Converter tool from the Microsoft Support website and installed it on my PC.  However, when I subsequently attempted to open a Works word processor file in Word, a dialog box appeared with the error message "Word cannot start the converter Wks9Pxy.cnv" and the file did not open properly (i.e., I got gibberish).
I did a little more research online and found out that uninstalling the Works 6-9 Converter, then downloading and installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package, and finally reinstalling the Works 6-9 Converter may correct this problem.  I followed these steps, but unfortunately when I attempt to open a Works word processor file in Word, I get the same error message and the file does not open properly. ... Read more

A:Cannot Open Microsoft Works Files in Microsoft Word 2013

Reboot after any changes you make.

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Hi everyone,
My PC looks to be infected. Last night I downloaded a program and since then here's what I've got:

-AVGFree, Zone Alarm, Spybot will no longer load -- I get the NOT A VALID WIN32 APPLICATION error

-I can't even get HyjackThis to load, as I get the same error

-The internet connection hangs after 5 minutes and basically stops

-I can't get Network Sharing to run either

-Safe Mode does not work (blue screen), and System Restore fails each time


A:Pc Looks To Be Infected, Can't Open .exe Files, Internet Dies, "invalid Win32 Application"

Hi and welcomso that we can better assist you can you kindly tell us which windows version you are running, when it was last updated, when did you last update AVG7.5 and fully run italso , which WAS the program you downloaded that has given your computer a wobbly? you may wish to try running these FREE programs asquared http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/its exe is http://download6.emsisoft.com/a2FreeSetup.exesuperanitspyware http://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...efreevspro.htmlits exe is http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfi...ANTISPYWAREFREEplease download these; fully update the definitions , then reboot (unfortunately safe mode is unavailable?) and run each scan on a FULL deep scan; these MAY take some time if you have a lot on your computer so be patient please let us know how you get on?

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