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"File Already Open" when Word or Excel file opened with WinExplorer or My Comp

Q: "File Already Open" when Word or Excel file opened with WinExplorer or My Comp

I am having a goofy problem with .doc and .xls files. If I attempt to open them from either Windows Explorer or My computer, I get the "This file is already open" error but then you can then change the file and save it.
However, I can then execute the application and open the file from within the app, it works fine and doesn't give the error.
Any help would be appreciated. I have found traces of this error on the internet but have not found any satisfactory solutions to it. Thanks

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A: "File Already Open" when Word or Excel file opened with WinExplorer or My Comp

Have you tried closing word then clicking start/run and typing

winword /regserver

Type this one for excel.

excel /regserver

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Hi every one,
I have Intel "DG31" and "core 2 do"
Program hangs, when i try to open or save as a file In "excel-2003" and "corel draw9" and "WILCOM Es9"
and in task manager it shows ?not responding?
But when i try to open it by clicking on the file using windows explorer it works quite well.
Earlier i used same programes on the "865glc" and "2.4" there was no problem,
I have also tried many Intel computers to trace the problem
i found the problem on every computer that was build on the motherboard later then Intel 865
Now what to do?
Mohammad Imran

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hi all - something kinda wierd that i just noticed......
say i have a have a microsoft word document file on my desktop.
when i open it up to view or edit it - i notice another one shows up on the desktop that seems kind of transparent - not totally but kind of a ghost image of the one im viewing or editing.
another thing is that the name is different than the original.
say the original is 1MY Letter2Sellers
the 2nd one is ~$Y Letter2Sellers
whats all this about?
any thoughts / ideas.
thanks all.
 

A:Solved: Duplicate "Transparent" Word file shows up when opened ?

Hi there:

That's actually just a temporary file that Word automatically creates. It's nothing to be concerned about! There's a great post here that explains what it's all about (I won't bother regurgitating it):

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211632

Hope that helps! Have a great day.
 

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I installed some software to assist me in converting .pdf docs. I didn't keep the name of the software but did uninstall it via control panel.

I now have mulitiple "File" menu entries: 29 entries between "open" and "save". The entires are all idenical, "Open PDF"

Nothing happens when I click on them. How can I remove them from my "File" menu?
 

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Just a few days ago I noticed a strange problem. I was downloading a program with Firefox (latest version) and the download dialogue froze up when I opted to save the file. I thought Firefox was being buggy, so I closed it and reopened, but the problem persisted. My next step was to reboot. No luck. I ran a full virus scan with Norton, and downloaded AdAware to see if spyware could be causing a problem. I was clean. I later found that if I just wait a really long time, the dialogue box to choose the file's location eventually comes up. After this, the problem seems to be gone until I reboot. In other words, once I wait forever for the box to pop up, the next time I download something it pops up instantly like it should. I unfortunately noticed that this problem wasn't unique to firefox. I clicked to add a file to my Winamp playlist, and the same thing happened. Winamp froze and a few minutes later the Open File box popped up and everything was fine. It also happened with AIM when I tried to send a file to a friend. This problem was very annoying to google because the combination of words describing the problem comes up with irrelavent hits. I'm very computer literate but this problem confounds me. I'd appreciate any help or insight. Hijack This log available upon request.
EDIT: I'm running WINXP SP2 fully updated to my knowledge, and my computer specs are listed.
 

A:Programs freeze when "Open/Save File" dialogue is opened.

uninstall the program you downloaded...what was it ?...see if that straghtins out the problem...no joy uninstall firefox and reinstall it...somehow in the download it got corrupted
 

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re-sending this message (4th time). As 1st time user of this web site, just
realized I've been entering wrong info for "Title"....sooooo...sending again..

System: Windows 98 4.10
Excel version 7.0

Problem: getting error message when try to open 2 Excel files...2 other ones
open just fine! Never had this problem before!!
ALSO....when click on Help on tool bar in Excel, same thing...
can't open the selections in the drop-down box!!

ERROR MESSAGE: bill list.xls: file format is not valid
PLEASE HELP!! What has changed OR what have I done to cause this to
happen all of a sudden??
THANK YOU!!
 

A:Excel file won't open.."file format not valid"

Hi

I replied to your original posting on this.

It sounds like the file is corrupt.
 

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this error comes up on my screen when I first start my computer and also when I try to open skype. How do I fix this?

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Hi,

After a power outage a particularly important file gets the error "Excel cannot open the file.xlsx beacause the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file. The file format has not changed. Is there a safe free program that can uncorrupt a file? I have tried Open and repair, changing the format, and using open office. Also tried using recova but the file was not lost.
 

A:Solved: Excel 2007 spreadsheet gets error "Excel cannot open the file .xlsx.." How ca

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/820741

and 5 ways are shown here http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-a-Corrupt-Excel-File
 

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The "Details" option in the file menu format (on both Word and Excel) does not any longer display the date and time of the last file update. I have a Windows XP Home Version. Got any tips on how to restore this data? Thanks. --Jazzguy
 

A:Missing "Details" in Word & Excel file menu

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`I have run into the problem outlined in the title. I need to access that file, which came to me as an e-mail attachment. Suggestions will be appreciated.

{redoak}
 

A:Solved: WORD 2002 will not open a file crearted with "2003"

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I just upgraded a user from Windows XP to Windows 7. Office 2007 is the constant. She has hundreds of Word Docs in her My Documents folder. With XP, she would open Word, then choose File>Open and in the "File Name" field, she would enter a claim number, which is also a PART of the filename, not the entire filename. EX. John Doe Capital LLC - Claim 1234567.docx

In XP, she could open the "Open File" dialogue box in Word, and just type 1234567 with no wildcard characters, and all files would disappear except the files with 1234567 in the filename. In Windows 7, using the same version of Office, when she types 1234567, an error pops up saying "Filename not found. Check the filename and try again". Of course, if you sandwich the claim number between asterisk, it will do the same thing, but I am wondering if there is a setting in Windows 7 or in Office 2007 that allows you to bypass typing the asterisk.

I know, I know... make them type the asterisk. This is probably what she will eventually just have to deal with, but if I could find the setting that allows her to continue to work the way she did in XP, that would be grand.

Many thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestions.

A:MS Word - "Open File" dialogue box

Hi, Moses007! Welcome to the Seven Forums!

I just tried it in my Word 2010. Of course, Moses007, you are exactly correct.

I believe it has something to do with the new Windows 7 search engine.

I know my post is of little help and only confirms your initial conclusion. The pragmatic solution you presented and the realization of the necessity to alter the entering of a file opening query in the Word "Open" dialog is an indication your friend is in good hands with you, Moses007.

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Hi, I have created a excel file few months ago to prepare my tour planning. But now when i tried to open it, it cannot be opened with the error "Tour Plan.xls : File format is not valid".

I had online search for solutions but it does not work. I really do hope someone proffesional can help me to recover the excel file. Attached is the zip file consists of the excel file.

Thanks and appreciate your friendly help a lot.
 

A:Need help on excel file recovery - "Tour Plan.xls : File format is not valid".

I tried to repair the file but it did not work. In my experience only a very small percentage of corrupt files can be recovered.

Rollin
 

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I've tried quite a few free softwares on the net and also tried the recommended methods to try and open my excel file, but it just wouldn't open! :'(

I've attached the file so can someone please please please help me out?

Thanks in advance!!!!
 

A:Excel error: "File format or file extension is not valid..."

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I'm using Windows 8.0

The task should be simple. I don't want to be so engrossed in my work on my computer as to miss picking up my daughter from the school bus. (Phone alarms have let me down in the past with dead bat issues etc.) So I thought I'd simply use the task scheduler
to throw up a photo on the screen in front of reminding me to get off the computer and go to the bus stop.


However, each time the program is run (which is simply C:/alarm.jpg - I even placed it back in root C in an effort to solve the problem - to no avail) It just brings up a "How do you want to open this file?"

Yes I know what you might say - that's a good enough alarm anyway - but that's not the point. I had originally used an mp3 file so the music would play loud (that way even if I'm at the loo or on the phone I would hear it) but I scrapped that and because
it too failed to load and I tried using the picture file instead, thinking surely IT would have no problem loading Windows Photo viewer!!!

When the dialogue opens up ad asks "How do you want to open this file?"
It already has listed at the top the very first option "CONTINUE USING WINDOWS PHOTO VIEWER" so it KNOWS that is the default program  - so why on earth is it asking????

I had the same problem with a music file despite the fact that the default MP3 player is VLC media player.

The arguments and start-in fields are blank.

What is the point of a scheduler that will not do what i... Read more

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I have been trying to setup a postscript printer on port "File:" so I can print anything from a webpage to a file for running through Acrobat 8 Distiller. When I first install the print to file, it works fine until I reboot the computer. Every time I print to this printer after the reboot, I get a pop-up box titled "Local Port" with the message "Cannot Print to File: Access Denied". I gather it is a permission problem of some sort as I can log onto the Administrator user-id and it prints to file fine. Any ideas on what permissions I need to set this printer to in order for it to work under a standard user-id?

Using Windows Vista Ultimate X64.

Thanks
Ian.

A:Error "Could Not Open The File: Access Denied" setting up print to file

I have given up finding a solution to the problem. I no longer use Adobe Acrobat Professional full as I have tried both updates 8.0.1 & 8.0.2 to no avail, and is now unsupported as Adobe is up to version 9 of this software. I have opted for a freeware solution, so I have uninstalled Adobe Acrobat Professional and installed the freeware CUTEPDF Writer at www.cutepdf.com. It works beautifully on Vista X64 on all documents, including Microsoft Word and Scanned Images and Photos. I'm very happy with the results.

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Hi,

Please help. I have seen a few post about this error but nothing I have tried has helped.

Each time I open outlook a balloon pops up my task bar with the following message:

Microsoft Office Outlook
A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is being
checked for problems. Performance might be affected while the check is in
progress.

Then the message quickly dissapears before you can even read it properly and outlook closes automatically.
 

A:"A data file did not close properly" when Outlook 2007 is opened

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OK guys, im kinda new to this forum, so... hello.
My computer has a not so serious problem-When I try to open Local Disk C by double clicking it says:
"
Windows cannot find install.exe.
This program is needed for opening filed of type 'File'.

Type in the executable file to be used instead:
_______________________________________
"

This problem isnt very serious, I just dont want my computer to remain "corrupt" if you know what I mean.

Help my and I will be grateful!

A:Cant open C:/:"Install.exe is needed for opening type of "file""

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Have you scanned your system for viruses lately? What antivirus program is installed on your system?

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When I press "open file" in the program "Business Intelligence" of an Office
program like Excel, I would like the window columns to be in "detail" view
instead of "list" view.
How can I do this?
Is this a registry default that can be changed?
Thanks,
Josh
 

A:Get "detailed" view on "open file" dialog window.

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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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Hello,

I opened a email on my msn on Monday and I started to download the file when I realized something was wrong and it wouldn't let me cancel so I turned the computer off in hopes that it would stop it. Starting Wednesday I get pop-ups through out the day that read, at the top "winntr1" and then below "the specified file can not be opened". Today I have started getting a similar pop-up that won't stop that says, at the top "winntr1" and then below "Not enough storage space is available to complete this operation". I found this site by googling my issue and found a similar thread, Infected email ('fotos 27/06'), apparent trojan, bulk resending of itself to contacts, from August 1st. I read the advise and followed along and now I need more help.

OS: WindowsXP

Here is the HJT scan and my Kaspersky Scan Report:

HJT:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:08:07 AM, on 8/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bmwebcfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetM... Read more

A:Trojan by email- get pop-ups "winntr1, the specified file can not be opened"

bump
 

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

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

Welcome to SevenForums!

Bugcheck 1E and McAfee are common.


Code:
Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Public:Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Public
Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Online Backup Public:Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Online Backup Public
McAfee is a frequent cause of BSOD crashes, consider uninstalling it with the McAfee Removal Tool and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials at least to test.How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)
McAfee Removal Tool - McAfee Uninstaller
Make scans with the following:


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

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

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

Go to this link: Intel? Driver Update Utility Check for the latest drivers update (Needs Java) and download all outdated drivers for your system.

POst back results, good luck


Code:
b031e000 b032c000 mfebopk.sys
b0300000 b031e000 mfeapfk.sys
b03ac000 b03c3000 USBSTOR.SYS
b0339000 b03a3000 spsys.sys
b02c9000 b0300000 mfeavfk01.sy
9c363000 9c37b000 parport.sys
8d4f7000 8d504000 crashdmp... Read more

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Hello there, when the desktop loads up, I get this strange message:

"Open With:

Choose the program you want to use to open this file:

File: Media"



Does anyone have any ideas why?

I have a screenshot of the programs which run at startup:



I have a HiJackThis log if it helps:


Code:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 08:28:24, on 29/05/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPointP\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\VIAudioi\VDeck\VDeck.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\OnlineBackupStandalone\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\KHAL3\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Users\Media Centre\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.21.57\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\InputPersonalization.exe
C:\Windows\system32\mspaint.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-containe... Read more

A:Windows 7 32 bit, when loading "Open With: ?" "File: Media" comes up

There must be an error with one of the startup settings.
Please use Autoruns by Sysinternals/Microsoft to see more info about Programs loading with your system.
Pay attention to Logon tab.

Looks like for some reason it is trying to load a folder as a file. "Media" is a part of a folder path.
Try to uncheck all values,where Media is a part of the path.

Also, please check for viruses with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Download
or Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer

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I changed my outlook email .ost file to open with auto cad by mistake. Initially it was opening with an Unknown application. How can I enable it to open with an unknown application again? please help

A:changing an ".ost"file to open with "unknown" application

You can try this tutorial and see if it helps.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I have numerous picture sets in separate folders, and one folder that contains the shortcut to each folder's "cover.jpg" file.

When I right click on one of the shortcut files and select "Open File Location" or select "Properties" and then click the "Open File Location" button, I'm taken to a "search result" window of the last search I did, rather then the shortcut's folder.

Any suggestions on a fix?

A:shortcut (lnk file) "Open File Location" not working

It seems that the shortcut must have been broken. In the properties check for the location of it's target if it's set correctly.

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Ever since I started using Windows Live Mail, I get the following every time I start it:

How do I stop this?

A:"Open File - Security Warning" when running a LNK file

Right click the .lnk file and select Properties. Look for a 'Unblock' button and click it. Apply>OK.

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Hello,
I am getting the following error when moving files on the same drive or from one to another:

"Error Moving File or Folder
Cannot remove folder (insert folder name here): The directory is not empty."

This is fairly common (once or twice a month) and it occurs usually with folders containing many subfolders when being moved by explorer gui "Move the selected items", or ctrl-x, ctrl-v . Repeated attempts through the same process seems to move the folders, but the errors increase as the concentration of stubborn folders increases.

There are no event viewer logs corresponding to these errors. (eventvwr.msc: system, or application)

I would have thought this would be a common problem, but extensive searches came up with nothing... so either it is rare, untroubling to others, extremely easy to fix, or my search queries suck. =)
I am going to run Checkdisk to make sure all is well there, and I will repost the likely failure.
 

A:"Error moving file or folder" "directory is not empty" one file left

Occasionally when I am deleting a file, it is difficult, I have to go through process explorer, search for the thread that is strangely(?) associated with that file in explorer (no reasonable dependencies could be linked, nor is the file being viewed), and kill the thread before deletion.

any thoughts?

Thanks =)
-J
 

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Hi,

I have started getting this as an error message on opening Word 2007.

"Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable."

Am not able to save any word document. Also, on trying to close Word I get this error message;

"Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?"

Have checked my environment variables, User Variables are set to as under;

Variable - Value
Temp - C: Documents and Settings/ABC/Local Settings/Temp
TMP - C: Documents and Settings/ABC/Local Settings/Temp

Also, the Value in the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >User Shell Folders >Cache is as %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.

Pls assist in resolving this issue.

A:Word 2007 Error Message: "Word could not create the work file."

There are 2 registry paths to change:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >User Shell Folders

Both have the "Cache" String which should be changed. And the correct Win7 Cache path in both entries is

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Termporary Internet Files

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Hopefully I'm posting in the correct forum section and that this isn't a topic that has been discussed frequently as I've done extensive searches and browsing before deciding to post.

So here's the problem/annoyance I'm encountering and I'm wondering if there's some sort of solution out there:

I have Vista Home Basic and IE7. I can download files quite fine, but the problem is that when I try to open the file either from the dialogue window that shows up after the download OR when the file opens automatically after a download, a new dialogue window shows up that says "Verify" (apparently while the system verifies the file for who knows what).

Now, that window showing doesn't really bother me that much, even though it does bother me, the real problem arises when you download multiple files at the same time and open those files because once the system tries to verify all those files at the same time it ends up crashing the browser.

So what I'm mainly looking for is a setting that would disable this file verification by Vista/IE7.

I have a fairly good computer, with 2GB of RAM, 2.20 Dual Core processor so I really really doubt this is a performance issue.

Thanks.

Can provide screenshots if needed.

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Hi all,
Windows Server 2003 SP2 - is sharing a folder, and the client PC's that are opening files on LAN (100Mbps).
There are 5 PC's 3 with Windows XP, one uses Windows 7 and another one Windows Vista, the problem is detected only on the XP machines. When users try to open a Word or Excel file it hangs, other files are opened instantly (*.pdf, *.exe...). They use Microsoft Office 2007.
What could be the problem ? Why Office files are freezing when being opened from a shared map ?
Please help me solve this issue, thank you in advance.
P.S.: I removed the "Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in" still the issue persists.
 

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Hi all,

Windows Server 2003 SP2 - is sharing a folder, and the client PC's that are opening files on LAN.

There are 5 PC's 3 with Windows XP, one uses Windows 7 and another one Windows Vista, the problem is detected only on the XP machines. When users try to open a Word or Excel file it hangs, other files are opened instantly (*.pdf, *.exe...). They use Microsoft Office 2007.

What could be the problem ? Why Office files are freezing when being opened from a shared map ?

Please help me solve this issue, thank you in advance.

P.S.: I removed the "Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in" still the issue persists.

A:Microsoft Word or Excel file hangs when being opened from a shared location

Try this: A computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 takes four minutes to open a Microsoft Office 2003 document from a network share
Excel 2003 Slow Opening From Network Share | Welcome to Pariswells.com

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Hello!

I have a problem today. I need it answered ASAP, please!

So I am doing a project for school and stuff...and I need to download this animation software called Pencil. Now, My PC has not been opening .exe files. So I'm screwed.

Let me explain.

Whenever I download a application file (.exe) and try to open it, this happens:


Now, it does this on EVERY .exe file I try to open. EVERY FILE.

If you know the solution, that would be great! Please tell me ASAP!


Thanks,
Austin C. Hutchinson

A:My PC says "File is Corrupted" whenever I open a download .exe file!

Try restoring the default action for .exe files: Default File Type Associations - Restore

Also try downloading the file while booted to Safe Mode with Networking. If that works then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem. Use Clean Boot to resolve:

Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering

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Hi,
how can I change this?

Some background - this may not be the issue I need to solve at the end of the day:

I believe the location is causing crashes, since I blew up lots of Library registry values (in an attempt to remove them from the OS), and I think it defaults to the library page.

eg, 2shared - file upload and sharing
[edit: stupid editor auto href'd the text... bah]

crashes IE and Firefox (not Chrome for some reason... possibly because it uses its own code?) when I click the browse button (same for any "browse" button that spawns a native find-your-file thing).

It may be something else, but anyway...

edit: If I disable "Expand to Current Folder" in Win Explorer, the crash does not occur. So perhaps it is trying to expand to a folder that is broken?
I want to keep "Expand to Current Folder" on, though, as I like the feature.

A:Default "Browse for file" location in web browser "choose file" box

Hello Silmeria,

It may be best to do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you blew up the registry to see if that may sort this for you. Afterwards, you could use the tutorial below instead to remove libraries without blowing up the registry like that.

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am trying to uninstall Yahoo Messenger using Add/Remove Programs. It won't let me and this error message comes up.

Can someone help?

Thanks...and have a great day! Note: Just registered and first time poster.
 

A:Solved: Error: "Could not open "INSTALL.LOG file"

You have most likely run a Cleaning program that has the option to delete LOG files.
Some LOG files are just that. Files that "log" activity.

But some, like the one you reference, contain information about how to UNinstall that application.

In this case, I would reinstall Yahoo Messenger, and THEN uninstall it.
 

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I am trying to use the fsutil file setshortname to set "Program Files" to PROGRA~1,

but the system is giving me an "Error: Access is denied" response.
what I have typed:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:\
D:\>fsutil.exe 8dot3name set 0
The registry state is now: 0 (Enable 8dot3 name creation on all volumes).
D:\>fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1
Error:  Access is denied.
And I try it in Safe Mode.It is also "Access is denied.".
Can someone
help me?

A:"fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1"=>"Error:Access is denied."

Hi TimFF,
This might be related with the UAC settings, check this thread:
give full permission for the users in program
files folder
The steps in the above thread is not recommended.
For the short name usage, we may consider to create a directory-junction from
PROGRA~1 to C:\Program Files:
With the following commands:
mklink /J "C:\PROGRA~1" "C:\Program Files"
Reference:
Mklink
Best regards


Michael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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This is an FYI,  I have resolved my problem but want to let others know the solution. 

I have a Win 7 Professional, SP1 box that has a fileshare on a 2008 Enterprise server 64 bit SP2 where the user has been trying to create a folder.  Randomly she receives the "unable to create the folder "name of folder"  Too many files opened
for sharing".  This seems to be causing by the syncing utility for offline folders.  I have a fileshare on the 2008 server labled "share1" which has many folders and levels.  The allow offiline files on the fileshare was enabled and on the win7
box the fileshare was configured to synchronized.  Here is what I did to diagnose the issue.  I ran the program that creates the folder from the win7 box, then checked the UNC path from the win7 box to confirm folder is created, which it was. 
I logged into the server and went to the mapped drive to that directory which the folder as not present (F5 did not show the folder)  From the server I typed the UNC path to the folder which did not exist.  Went to dos on the server to the layer
above the created folder and did a "dir" which did not show the newly created folder.  I then turned off the allow files to be available offline on the fileshare of the 2008 server.  Then I disable offline folders on the Win7 box.  After disabling
both of these the application is quickly creating the new ... Read more

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I have accidentally clicked on an associated Windows Media Player file, so many times, destroying the list of songs on the "now playing" list? How do I go back to the previous playlist (unsaved) if I accidentally select a WMP file? How many playlists does it go back?

Actually I found a way to step back, but I can't seem to find it consistently. How do I do it?

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I don't know if I am explaining this correctly, but at the top, you have FILE EDIT FAVORITES TOOLS HELP. When you click on "File" and a window opens and one of the choices is "Open". In this area you can type an address that IE will open for you. My question is how to clear everything that ever typed there?
TY
 

A:How to clear "file" - "open"

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Hi there,

I'm really sorry if i've posted in the wrong forum, but i can't click on anything that has the word Virus or Hijack this, as it will just close automatically.
Which means i can't run the Hijack this log, nor run my virus scans on the computer.

I am too afraid to log into my email accounts and bank accounts in case there is some spyware on my computer.

I've tried running Stinger.exe and all my anti virus in safemode but it doesn't seem to do the trick.

I am not sure what i can do.
Can anyone advise?
Many thanks.
Lamfeng

A:Computer detects the word "virus" and closes the file automatically

Try renaming HijackThis. After that,you should be able to open it.

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Hi ,
I have faced an issue as Graphics filter is unable to convert the the file "

For this issue i upgraded the version of my MS Office from  2010 to 2016.
Now another issue is raising as "Invalid filename Try another one or more on the following "
Kindly help me with this issue.

Thanks in Advance!!!!!

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I installed my Dell photo AIO printer 942 in Windows 7 using the instructions on the web. The installation partially fails. The scanner function and copy functions work fine, but it won't print. It states that the printer is not communicating with the computer. When I go and try a page from Word 2010 the printer status states that it is printing to file, but on the Devices and Printers (Start menu) it states that the printer is ready, in Properties it says that the device is working properly and the location is "on USB printing port". Is this a driver problem? When I move the printer USB cable to another laptop, everuthing is working fine, so it is not a cabling or hardware problem.

A:Printer status on Word 2010 states "Where: File"

The 942 printer is the default printer as set up in the devices and printers tab

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Hi,

How can I solve this problem at Excel Small business 2003, I will open my file at excel then the errors come " unable to read file"

How can I fix this?? Any Solution??


thanks....

A:"Unable to read file" excel small business 2003

Choose Open and Repair: Repairing corrupted files in Excel - Excel - Office.com

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I've seen posts (e.g., this one) about getting the error message "This file is not in a recognizable format" when trying to open files in Excel. Apparently this can occur for various reasons, but an online search didn't turn up an answer for my own situation, so I'm posting the solution I came up with.

In my case, the error message appeared when I installed Excel 2007 on the same machine as Excel 2000 and tried to open 2000. To eliminate the problem:
Close Excel.
Go to Documents and Settings > Application Data > Microsoft > Excel > XLSTART. The folder contains a PERSONAL.XLS and PERSONAL.XLSB file.
Assuming Office 2000 and Office 2007 have been installed in separate directories in Program Files:
- Move the PERSONAL.XLS file to Program Files > Microsoft Office > Office > XLStart
- Move the PERSONAL.XLSB file to Program Files > Microsoft Office 2007 (or however it's named) > Office 12 > XLSTART.
Don't just copy the files--move them. The original folder should be empty.
Restart Excel 2000.

 

A:Solved: Excel error message: "This file is not in a recognizable format"

Thanks for that, but Microsoft recommends you do not have two versions of Office installed on the same computer - then the error would not occur.
 

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Hello!

We have shared folder on server that specific users can open it. In that folder there are bunch of excel files that they need to fill in. Problem starts when one user opens the document and starts filling the excel file, in that moment other user opens the same excel file but doesn't get the "file in use" notification. I have that problem for now only on one pc (win7, office 2010 standard + sp1). I tried to reinstall office 2010 and install all the updates but with no solution. Tried to delete all remaining Office folders but this also didn't solve the problem. Excel file on server is in 2003 format. On other pc with office 2010 standard upgraded from office 2003 professional i don't have that problem when opening the file, I receive "file in use" notification. Does anybody had similar problems and knows how to solve it? Thanks

A:Excel 2010 "File In Use" notification doesn't show

Problem solved. Permissions from the main folder didn't inherit on child folder thus user could open specific file in child folder but couldn't get "file in use" notification. After readding user as domain admin problem was solved.

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Using Windows Vista, I have a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 file which I use regularly. It is password-protected, contains Macros and has many sheets which contain linked formulas between sheets.

Yesterday, I went to open it after I used it several times throughout the day. It's now giving me a "Unable To Read File". I clicked "OK" "Enabled Macros", typed in password, and it gave me "Excel found unreadable content in myfilename.xls. Do you want to recover the contents of this Workbook? If you trust this Workbook, click Yes." I clicked "Yes", and it took me back to click "Enable Macros" again, then to insert password again. Then it gives me the "Unable To Read File" again, then password again. Then it brings up a window with "Damage to the file was so extensive that repairs were not possible. Excel attempted to recover your formulas and values, but some data may have been lost or corrupted." I clicked "Close".

When I looked at the sheets, it just contained alot of numbers; no format or words, etc.

I've tried to open it in Word, as others have suggested, but it has not worked. Can someone help me recover this file? I really need the contents in it's original format.

Thank you in advance.
 

A:MS Office Excel 2003 "Unable to Read File"

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RE: How to Make Windows 7 Search File Contents: 12 Steps

OK I have enable Win7 content search, but when I open Explorer to a desired directory and do CTRL+F I see the normal search window.

How do I search for instance within all htm(l) extended file, for all the files containing the word "?tant" and "?tang".

If I directly search for my content key words, the search will return all the file times, viz doc, xls, htm*, ...

Thanks

A:How to file type limit content search? Ex. IN *.htm* find word "étant"

ext:htm AND ext:html

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