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

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

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?

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

Because macro viruses are still an issue.

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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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I have created a protected Word form, which comprises of text fields, drop down fields and tick boxes. I have an Excel spreadsheet with columns corresponding to most of the labels in my Word document.

Is there any way in which I can selectively export data from the Word form to the spreadsheet such that selected form fields data is exported to selected columns as row entries?

Hope my request makes sense.


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where i work, there we have some Excel fiels that had been at one time protected with a password. only protected in the sense that you can't delete sheets, cells or create new sheets in the worksheet. it was protected by someone who has not worked here in some time. Now, the person so has been working on the file since, wanted to delete the contents of a sheet in the file, but can't because its password protected, the password is not known. anyway to find it?

A:Protected Excel files

two1361 said:

anyway to find it?Click to expand...

Not really. But they are breakable. This can be ethically walking a thin line, so be careful. A lot of people won't even talk to such a request. I say be careful and you know your situation best.

Worksheet/Workbook protection:

VBA/SaveAs protection:

If it's a problem, upload or email me the file.

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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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I have one file in particular that has every log-in info for every on-line account I have from banks to help forums to complete details on every credit card I have. That file is password protected in MS Word.

Just how safe is it? Just how difficult is it to crack?

Is there a better way?

A:Just how safe are MS Word files that are password protected?

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I have Windows Vista with a portable usb external floppy disk drive for 1.44 mb disks with data from 1989 to now with password protected files can't remember the password. Any way to bypass protection as I would like the info to tranfser to cds.

A:Word Perfect 4.2 password protected files

Sorry. We can't help you with that type of problem. Please read the rules about passwords.

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My PC operate on windows 2000 professional.
I operate two excel files at the same time.
one is with charts & diagram spreadsheet,
the other is simple data entry spreadsheet.
Both spreadsheets is huge in file size [min. 1meg]

the data entry spreadsheet is protected with password.
the data entry spreadsheet suddenly shuts & closed up.
the charts & diagram speadsheet intact & remains operational.

I try to re-open the data entry spreadsheet, typed in the
CORRECT password. But it can't open & shows a message
"EXCEL.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will
need to restart the program. An error log is being created".

How should i open this file?

A:password protected excel files can't open

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When I password protect an Excel file and someone opens it, it says "file name is reserved by my name". How can I change the value of my name?

A:Solved: Excel Password Protected Files

I am not sure if this will work, because I can only sometimes get that "...reserved by (name)" to pop up - don't know why.
But you can try two things - go to Tools, Options, Security, and click "Remove personal information from file properties on save", then go to General and change the name there, prior to saving or password protecting the file.

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I just recently installed AVAST, and so far so good. One thing though, it tells me it has found over 1,300 files that it could not check because they are "pass-word" protected. If I did not do this, then how did this happen? My friend does not get this message on his computer. They are all under my documents/all users/.../sbrecovery.reg or .ini. Can I safely remove all of these?

Thank you!

A:AVAST has found over 1,300 files that are "Pass-word" protected.

Strictly a guess...but those files might be part of Spybot's vault mechanism, if you have Spybot installed.

Sbrecovery.ini and sbrecovery.reg are valid Spybot files, proper file paths.

I don't know why anyone uses the vault mechanism, I just delete anything found by Spybot.


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I have encountered this problem which is bugging me for days now.
I was just creating back ups of my files to a different location of my PC (diff. partition, to be exact), the usual copy and paste. After a few minutes, I got this error that says 123.xlsx cannot be copied because the file is missing. I decided to skip it and continue backing up other files. After copying, I tried to locate and open the 123.xlsx file. The file was there but upon opening and after entering the password, it says "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened." I have 3 files like this, all of which are password protected. So I'm assuming that the password protection of excel has something to do with it.

I have tried multiple excel recovery tools from google. Even the steps for recovering corrupted files from Microsoft website, none of them worked.

I'm using MS Excel 2013, windows 8.1 64 bit; if it helps.

Please, I'm desperate. The files are equal to months of work. ( I know, I know, i should back up my files more often.)

Best regards,

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I have several password protected documents from an old crapped out computer that are done in a very old version of WordPerfect and I cannot open them up in my current computer's "Microsoft Works Word Processor". The ones that are not password protected open up fine, but the ones that have password protection bring up the following Windows message: "Works cannot open (said document). The file may be in use by another application, the file may not be supported by any of the installed converters, or the file may be corrupt". I have tried all other "converters" that are a part of my Microsoft Works Word Processor. If my old computer still worked, I could simply remove the password and I would have no problem, but as you can see, this is not the case. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Convert PASSWORD PROTECTED WordPerfect files to Microsoft Work Word Processor

I just realized that the email address on file when I posted my question was obsolete, so I have just updated my profile with my new address. Sorry.

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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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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?



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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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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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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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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I have older computer running Vista. The system info is as follows:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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

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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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.



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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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


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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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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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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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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 ) ?


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

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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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.


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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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?

A:All Excel and Word Files Corrupt

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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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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.

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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.


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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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.


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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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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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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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!

A:Solved: Use files simultaneously in Word & Excel

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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?


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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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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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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.2), 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 56008 MB, Free - 33365 MB; D: Total - 96264 MB, Free - 76569 MB; F: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 114374 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc.,
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
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 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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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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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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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Run by Gareth at 10:12:05 on 2013-04-08
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.180 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *Enabled*
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C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
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A:All music pdf word and excel files have prefix 'locked'

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On my desktop with Windows XP Service Pack 2, i recently installed Office 2007. Whenever I want to open any word/excel files, I receive a message "Please wait while windows configure ms office word/excel. After waiting for about 1-2 minutes the file is opened.How to resolve this problem?

A:Solved: Problem in opening MS word/excel files

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Hi,When I click on the Help button in both programs , this is what I get:CL Viewer can't display HelpCL Viewer cannot install the necessary files due to Window Installer error 2The system cannot find the file specifiedI have run the 2007 Diagnostics and it says it cannot find a problem.Is there perhaps a file I can activated that is somewhere in the Office 2007 main file?

A:Office 2007 -word And Excel "help" Files Missing

Hi billibo

I don't know if this is relevant, but I had a problem a couple of days ago and found that my Windows Installer Service had somehow been disabled. Resetting this to manual fixed things for me. Something to check anyway. (Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services).

Good luck.

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My daughter visits school websites and somehow, does something that creates "excel" or word files that appear in the "recent documents" files list (track results, team schedules etc). When you go to open them, they appear to be trying to acess a webpage that typically ends up saying "file in different format" and if you hit "yes" open anyway, it says the data cant be found and there is some school website url address listed.

I cant delete these file listings, nor do they show up when you say look around in windows explorer, all these "files" are in fact not listed. How do I get rid of these things in my "recent documents" list- and does anybody know how these files are "formed" ? My daughter has no idea how this is happening!

A:word and excel files cant be deleted-appear to come from web page visits

Those aren't actual files, just shortcuts to them (whether they still exist or not).
Windows creates the shortcuts so you can access the actual documents quickly when you need them.

Download, install and run Ccleaner to remove them from the Recent Documents list:

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