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Cannot open, edit, preview, file from drive partition: file access not permitted

Q: Cannot open, edit, preview, file from drive partition: file access not permitted

Hello world. I have an important problem. I can't open, use or even preview files that the name of those files are colored in green. (like this)First, I would serve a chronology:- Before I reformatted my computer to windows Vista Starter SP1, I am using Windows XP Pro SP3.- Back when my Operating System is Windows XP Pro SP3, my hard drive is partitioned into two (C:/ and D:/).- I put some files (pictures, documents, apps) on one of the drives (D:/).- I tweaked the folder of the files' properties(security tab) and applied some changes in its security/sharing etc. It made a process like "applying the setting" which after that, - The name of the files and folders/subfolders turned into green!(like this)- I did this because there are multiple users on my computer(cousins) and I don't want them to mess up with my files.- I didn't see anything wrong in doing that I supposed, so I just left those files to stay that way (like this) ---- this part is the problem part ----- I finally decided to upgrade to Windows Vista Starter SP1 operating system. I installed it in the C:/ partition of my hard drive.- The files in the other partition (D:/) stayed there untouched.- I tried to insert a picture in a document, that "picture" would be a file that I am talking about a while ago, the file in drive (D:/) which its name is like this- Unfortunately, it said something like: "WORD CAN'T OPEN FILE: FILE PERMISSIONS NOT ALLOWED"- I was astonished! For I also tried to open all those important files, pictures, documents, and it said the same thing!!! Cannot open because of "file access permissions"! or "You do not have permissions to open this file". I can't even attach the file and upload it!And that is my problem. I googled about it but results only showed "file corrupt repairs" and specific file problems, not general topics like file security settings whatever... I tried to key in different keywords/tags but all of them are misleading.Thank you! I hope people that have same problems with me would also be helped.

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A: Cannot open, edit, preview, file from drive partition: file access not permitted

Are you the Adminstrator (with a set password)?

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I have a 95MB .NFO file and I cannot find any free/shareware tool able to open and handle a soooo big file (on windows xp sp2). I am stuck there and I really need some help. Thanks

A:HOW open/edit .nfo file

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Hi folks,
newvbie to this forum.
I am using adobe acrobat Pro within Windows 7. When I want to insert an image into the new pdf then "Open" window only shows other pdf files (because the drop down preferences for the "Open" command specify pdf files) So I have to manually change the Open file preferences to show "all files" and then I can choose the file that I want. 
I am sure that there has to be a method of changing the Open file preferences so that it automatically shows "All Files"
If someone can help me I would be very grateful.

A:edit Open file preferences

You should be able to set the default you want in the Default Programs in the Start menu.

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Hi all

I need some help.

Just of late im having a little problem with Select a file to Preview pane in Open ( when opening a file with another program other than windows)
I want to close this as i dont need the preview pane, especially in open
Normal windows are fine and the option to turn preview on and of can be found in Organise/ Layout.
Unfortunately this is not the case on the open window while opening a file in this example Nero....... Organise/ Layout in this window does not have the option to turn the preview pane off
So how do i do this?
See pic below

A:Select a file to Preview pane in Open

Hello Ripbox,

Since the preview pane is a universal setting for those type of dialogs, a workaround may be to open Notepad, and click on File -> Open, turn off the preview pane, and close Notepad. It should change it for all "Open" type dialogs afterwards as well.

Hope this helps.

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How do I disable the preview pane in a file open dialog (it seems to be the standard W7 open dialog with enabled preview)?

In Windows Explorer there are a button to turn it on/off, but not in a open dialog.
There doesn't seem to be any option to turn it off anywhere and Alt+P apparently doesn't.

I know it is possible as I found it by chance several months ago, but I've managed to to forget how.

I can't understand how they would add a preview pane without an obvious way to get rid of it (i.e same button as in explorer).

I've tried searching the forums, but I've only managed to find threads related to Windows Explorer, not the open dialog, and they seem to be different in behavior.

A:Disable preview in file open dialog.. how??

When you refer to the open dialog are you talking about when you attempt to open a file that has no default program? If so, you can just set a default program to use, and clicking the open button or double clicking it will open the file in that program. You can still open the file in an alternative program by using the drop-down menu of the open button or using open with...

If you're talking about the open dialog from within a program such as Paint, you can close the preview pane via a button on the top right of the open dialog.

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Hello there.

Whenever i take a file and put it onto the my desktop, all the permissions to the file is completely stripped. Leaving none able to open the file.
I am able to go into access control and add myself again, but it makes no sense at all..
Why does windows do this and do anyone know any fix for this?

Thanks in advance

A:Put file on desktop -> open file -> access denied?

What files have you done this with?

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I have Windows 2000 on a Compaq Presario PC. I was using DVD shrink to burn a DVD. Once DVD Shrink completed the format/shrinking process it saved the DVD as an ISO file on my hard drive. When I went to retrieve the file(s) I double clicked on the image to preview it and a text box popped up on the screen indicated this was an unknown format and prompted me as to select what program I would like to use to open it up with. I scrolled through the programs and selected image preview, however, did not click off the box that state "always use this program to open file with". Consequently, when I use DVD shrink it is saving the ISO file as an preview image format. How do I fix this so this will reverse itself and open as an ISO file?

Thank you very much in advance for any information you may be able to give me to help remedy this situation.

Thank you again,

B. Swick

A:accidently selected always open an iso file with preview image how do I fix this

hi bbswick,

its is failry simple, but I'm going from memory and from win98se !

but the idea is this.

1> from explorer, select "tools then folder options"
2> goto "file types" tab
3> there should be somwhere in there, an object to do with ISO, when you find it click delete. it may give you a warning.

and that should do the trick

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I have dreamweaver MX and wish to know where in the settings i can turn off the feature that automatically changes my code when i open the file for editing myself.

it always move code down a few lines and adds tabs and spaces which messes up my layout for easy code reading!

hope someone can help me out here.


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how can i open and edit the file extension apalbum with windows?

my friend did a labor-intensive photoshoot modeling me, then hired someone to burn a CD of the pix for me from his memory stik, then the stik was formatted so no longer has pix. Problem: the CD files are all apalbum extension, but I have a windows XP, not an apple!
I want to open them, and also edit them as desired in my photoshop. Is there a way?

A:Solved: how can i open and edit the file extension apalbum with windows?

I would suggest that you find someone that has a Mac with this program and have them open and possibly save the images a usable file type.

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dear sir,

i am not able to edit the file "config.nt" on my windows 7 OS which i was able to on windows XP. all i need to do is to increase files quantity from its default files=40 as it shows "too many files open" error while running certain programs.

A:access denied to edit and save file config.nt

Hi, to be honest I do not know how valid this is in Vista or 7, have no 16 bit games to play with.
Go to start ,all programs, accessories and right click on command prompt select "run as administrator"

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>attrib -h -r Config.nt press enter

C:\Windows\system32>config.nt press enter
You will see a windows dialogue Windows cannot open this file, use:-

"select a program from a list of installed programs" Select Notepad and be sure to uncheck the box "always use the selected program to open this kind of file

Scroll to the bottom

dos=high, umb

Change to what you want and save.

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Hello and this is my First Post

Can you help me with an annoying dialog that pops up when running shortcuts please?

I have (portable) applications located on E:

I can run those applications directly from E: without a problem - i.e. I don't get any warnings.

However if I create a shortcut to one of these applications and place the shortcut on the desktop ( on C: ), then running the shortcut causes an open file security warning (see attachment). The warning dialog claims it can't determine who created the file, because it comes from "a location outside your local network". Which is really strange because it is a locally installed hard drive.

The only explanation I have is I've used E: with a previous windows 7 installation on the same hardware, then I reformatted & reinstalled my Windows 7 partition, but kept E: untouched.

Couple of things I've tried are:
1) there is no "Unblock" button on the shortcut's properties dialog
2) Group policy editor changed to not preserve zone information
3) I couldn't find an exact match for this particular open file security warning when searching here and other forums

A:Open File Security Warning when file is on different local hard drive

Similar warning under Win 8, for *.lnk (shortcuts), even though they are under Favorites.

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I tried the recommendations for fixing this below:


Follow these steps to grant full permissions to the folder where the files are stored: 1. Right click on the folder on the external drive and click on
properties. 2. On the property window, click Security tab.
3. Now click on Edit and then click Add.
4. Now type everyone in the box and
click OK.

5. Then check Full control check box.

6. Click on Apply and then click OK.
You may also try the below mentioned steps:
1. Click on Start. 2. Go to Control Panel. 3. Select "SOUND". 4. Double click on speakers. 5. Click on advanced tab and then uncheck enable audio enhancements.

But then I received the error message that I don't have rights to edit and add.  Why would this be?  I am the administrator?


A:Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct.

Please first take ownership of the folder or files, then give yourself full control permission.
Learn How to Take or Assign Ownership of Files and Folders
Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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I have a WD 120gb pocket harddrive that I ran the defragging program through. I found it shut down midway through defragging process. Now when IO try to open it, aUTORUN.N fiel appears. I have tried disk manager, the trouble shooter,to no avail. There is stuff on the trouble shooter that I don't understand,so the answer may be there.

I ran a crapcleaner brand file cleaner thru it the day before. Did I remove something with the cleaner that I needed to open this file?

Thanks for any input,for I have original content on that disk I really don't want to lose. Chip

A:aUTORUN.N file. This file will not let me open my external hard drive

Welcome to TSF....

What is the make and model of the pocket drive?

What defrag program did you use on this pocket drive?

When it stopped defraging in the middle of the job where there any error messages/

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I am currently having the same problem on my Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop. Anytime I try and run a program I get the message "Windows cannot access the specified drive, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Even when I try to shut down or restart it says "You do not have permission to shut down the computer"

I can only run programs by going into Task Manager -> New Task (Run) -> and searching for the program itself.

Please Please help me!!!

A:Cannot Download file, Windows cannot access the specified drive path or file

From past experiences, this sounds like this is caused by malware.

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article… ( Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First steps;

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.


Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

If you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.

However, it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.


Where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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I dont know if my prob is with XP,IE7 or a virus,so i didnt no were to put it but any way.I cant download files from the internet,I try to download a file and it gets as far as letting me pick run or save as but when i pick either run or save as it says "Windows cannot accesss the specified drive,path or file.You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item" and the message bar (top bit) says "C:\Documents and settings\owner\local setting\temporary internet files\content.IE5\ZBTELH.....".This happens with every file with its .exe,.torrent,.jpg etc.....I scanned with adaware and found 9 objects that were tracking cookies i dunno if that may have something to do with it and then ran avg free and it didnt find anything,i was hoping to run hijack this but i uninstalled it (stupidly) and i cant download files.Also IE7 wont let me delete history when you click delete browsing history and click on delete all it just closes and the pop up telling you progress just appear and the history stays.Ive tried searching the internet but i cant find a problum like this.Is it my settings or a virus or what?

heres some more infor in case it might help:
Running IE7
Windows XP with all sp's
Zone Alarm Security suite
Avg Free Edition

Hope someone can help me

A:Cannot Download file, Windows cannot access the specified drive path or file

I am currently having the same problem on my Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop. Anytime I try and run a program I get the message "Windows cannot access the specified drive, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Even when I try to shut down or restart it says "You do not have permission to shut down the computer"

I can only run programs by going into Task Manager -> New Task (Run) -> and searching for the program itself.

Please Please help me!!!

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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.


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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In Outlook express, I used to be able to view the first part or several
parts of a split movie or pictures to see whether
it was worth downloading.

In windows mail, it seems that this is not possible and I have to download
all parts completely before I can view the

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Can anyone out there write me a batch file or exe file which will also change permissions in the Windows registry?

What I am trying to do is to block social networking sites - Facebook, Twitter etc.
I normally do this by editing the windows hosts file by looping back all known sites to the local machine.
I then change the permissions to read for all users including admins.
Next I change the file to read only & hide it.
I would like this batch/exe to be easy to change as other social networking sites etc appear.
I would also like this batch/exe to work across Windows platforms XP Vista & 7
If there was a problem with the location of Windows then assume the operating system is installed on C:
Can this be done? or am I asking the impossible. (or is there an easier way of doing this)

Thanks for any help


A:edit hosts file using batch/exe file?

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I enabled bitlocker by editing the group policy. At tha time, I encrypted my internal and external hard drive. The internal drive saved the key to my usb drive and by default, the external drive save it in my Documents folder. I also selected the auto-unlock option to prevent myself from having to key my password each time I used the drive. Due to performance issues after upgrading from Vista, I decided to reinstall Windows 7. I copied all of my data over to the external drive from the Documents folder, right clicked th external drive from the Computer folder and assumed by removing the password, which is allowed since the auto-unlock setting was enabled (not the best idea for those who might be considering this) and thought that Bitlocker was disabled from the external drive and was not aware that it had to be turned off from the Control Panel System and Security area. I proceeded to install Ubuntu which repartitioned the hard drive.I was curious to see if the new beta release fixed a kernel panic issue I was experiencing and it did not. I now went back to Windows 7 and started the installation. This repartitioned the drive again and everything was reinstalled. I go to plug in my external drive and now I'm prompted for the 48 digit recovery key. Ok, I pull out my jump drive to find that I don't have it. Since it was in my Documents folder and I copied all of that data to the external drive prior to the reinstall, its now encrypted on the drive and I've basically lost all of ... Read more

A:Cannot access external hard drive after enabling Bitlocker to go. Recovery key file is on the encrypted drive and I cannot access it. Any suggestions?

No, without the cert you cannot gain access to the drive, by design, and as expected behavior. If you could, there would not be a reason for the encryption to exist at all.Rating posts helps other users
Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP

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Every now and then, when I try opening an Excel file, I get a message saying that "Excel cannot open the file 'file.xlsx' because the file format or the file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file.

A:Excel cannot open the file 'file.xlsx' because the file format

Older versions of Microsoft Office can't open the newer office formats,try updating and installing Microsofts file format converters. http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=3

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God bless you, I am not a computer person please help me to fix the problem I have.
Every time I open a word, power point and note pad program another file is opens with that (with a infinity sign in the front with the same extension ) is that a thread or how can I stop this

thank you

Please someone help me

A:when open a word file or pwrpnt file another file is opens

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I saw your post right after you made it but I did not post a reply because:
1) Real life got in the way
2) I'm not sure that I understand your issue.
I'm not picking at your English, but this is important:

Your post mentioned, "another file is opens with that".

I'm guessing that you meant:
...another file is opened with that
...another file opens with that

Either way, the word open is really important to the description of your problem.

Let's just talk about Word for now.

When you open a Word, one or more temporary files may be created. This is normal and desired; but those temp file(s) should not automatically open in Word.

Please try this:
Close all copies of Word.
Open Windows (file) Explorer.
Double click on an existing Word document.

How many windows do you have open for the Word program?
(Hopefully, just one.)

How many files do you have open in the Word program?
(Hopefully, just one.)

Are you seeing this file that bothers when you look at Word or when you look at Windows (file) Explorer?

Please show us what you see and where you see it.
Here is a link with instructions about posting screenshots to this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Your post mentioned, "(with a infinity sign in the front with the same extension )"
The temporary file(s) that Word might create should start with a Tilde character and then the dollar sign (~$), not the symbol for infinity. And Notepad s... Read more

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Excuse me, I'm a fellow newbie here wanting to resolve this issue because it is tiring only to resolve this issue by restarting the bash.exe. I just want no errors to be seen when doing my project. Thank you!

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I have a Dell Pentium 4 (1.7MH) running Windows XP SP-2. When I trie and save a file from the command prompt using an application such as a text editor, or word processor (dos based) I received the above message. There is a box (from MS Edit) with buttons "retry" "cancel" "help". I clicked on help and this information was displayed:

Edit is unable to create or access the specified file, which might be due to the following reasons:

You may be trying to create or write to a file on a drive that is read-only, such as a CD-ROM or a read-only network drive.
You may be trying to overwrite a file that is read-only.
You may be trying to access a file that is locked by another user or program.
You may be trying to read or write to a directory name.

The situation is this: I can only save a file if I rename that file (using save as.) I've made sure that this happens with or without long file names. I've have 3 hard drive installed and the same thing happens on all the drives and in root and sub directories. I've used different DOS based programs in CMD.EXE console including MS Edit; Wordperfect 5.1; and PEDIT (among others) all showing the same behavior.

There is no problem in Windows based programs. I have not changed my environment variables, etc. The behavior was sudden and it's still continuing.

I must rename the file in order for it to be saved, then copy it at the prompt to the file name that I really want. I'... Read more

A:CMD.EXE ERROR MESSAGE "Edit is unable to create or access the specified file"

You need to enclose the entire path and file name in quotes if there are any spaces in the path or file name.

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hi dear..

i have a problem i wanna edit a text file through batch program..

just as my name and other inforation in any text file .

can we do it?

plzz help.......

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I have a Acesss 97 mdb file that was made in version 1.0 an i need it by Tuesday at work for a project. MEANS A LOT!! I need the formats that are in there. I have Access 2003 but it will not open.Can somebody help please? Thanks

A:Open Access File



Edit: Here's a quote given to you on another double thread:

SNGX1275 said:

Continue to follow up on your thread that already exists. We are the same community. If people can contribute they will. I'm going to close this thread to avoid duplication.Click to expand...

When I look at all the threads you have made, many of them seem doubled up! You are best to stick to one thread

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I have a program that I made at work for a calibration program. I found it the other day and want to use it. No luck. It can not open that old. I really want to use.
Any ideas? Thanks

A:Cannot open Access 97 file

Not sure if I understand your problem. Are you trying to run a program that was written for Access 97 and it will not run on your current OS? What OS are you using?. You may be able to run it in a newer version.

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I have an access application loaded locally on 5 computers with the data file saved to a sharable folder on our server. I have 4 users running XP and 1 user running Vista. If any XP user logs into the application, the Vista user cannot - the app just hangs and you have to reboot to kill the session. If the Vista user is the 1 computer to log in, they can use the app without issues even when other XP users log in after.

I have checked the security settings of both the app and data file so that all users listed have FULL CONTROL. I also checked the sharable folder on the server that all users have FULL CONTROL.

Any ideas?

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Hi all,
I need a little help.
We got a new computer in the office and it is running Win 8.1. We also have 2 older computers and they are running win XP. I have them all networked together and everybody can see and edit all files on any computer. So far so good.
Here is the problem:
MS Access will not open any database files. I get the attached popup.
The file is not outside my intranet. It resides in a subfolder of ?Documents?.
The folder is called ?Data Base Files?. As I said, the file can be seen by anybody, but can only be opened in the win8.1 machine, where it resides.
Q: how can I open the file on the XP machines? Of cause they all have Access installed.
How do I get around the popup?

A:Open MS Access file

Got it done.
I just reversed it. the file is now on win XP machine and win8.1 can read it just fine


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I have 3 gb of DDR2 RAM, and am in the process of setting up a page file on my computer.

I have two hard drives, a DeskStar 7K250 recently reformatted for storage purposes, and a Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB that I recently purchased that is partitioned into a 20 gb partition for windows etc and a 911 GB partition for program files etc.

I was wondering which drive/partition to put my paging file on. According to Storage review, my 1TB hard drives minimum transfer rate is the same as my 250's maximum, the the TBs maximum transfer rate is double my 250s. This would lead me to believe that I should put the paging file on the Western Digital.

However, after reading up on the subject, it seems that you can get a performance increase if you have the paging file on a seperate drive from your OS. So would putting it on the 911 GB partition that does not contain the OS files be sufficient? Or should I put it on the storage drive?

tl;dr version: Should I put my page file on my fast hard drive or the slower one that doesn't have the OS on it? If on the faster one, the OS partition or the other partition?

A:Which Drive/Partition to put the page file on..

With 3 gig of RAM, it probably would not matter

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Foremost, Let me thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide. What you're about to read may be a mouthful however I am doing as I was instructed to do in being very specific and detailed. This is in response to
Thread: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help | http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html
My Issue:

As of 4th July 2009 weekend my system has been operating quirky and buggy. In my troubles I've installed Avast Anitvirus. Now around that time, one day I can recall returning to my computer and it had shutdown on its own, although my system remains on idle the majority of the week by the way. Upon turning on the computer and booted up I got a notification window stating that Windows had been updated and restarted (turned off). At that point, when attempting to open a program (by clicking on any of my icons on the desktop) the computer would quirk and reboot. After several attempts, eventually it resulted in a continuous reboot, window would repeatedly restart. If I can remember correctly, in the process I got some prompts then eventually a dreaded blue screen perhaps something about windows couldnt find or load a file, i think it had a .dll extension. Well, in conclusion, thats when I decided to perform some tech procedures, check boot sequence, BIOS, the usual troubleshooting. Threw in the Windows XP for a Install repair. After having done the XP repair option it seemed to have made progress beacause I... Read more

A:Local :C Drive Doesnt Open on Double Click, Prompts to Choose a Program to open file

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log and a new GMER log as described in this topic. In your reply, I would also like to know any symptoms you may still have and how your computer is running at the moment.


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Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don?t hear from you in three-five days this thread will be closed.

With Regards,

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So I use a program called crashplan to back up all my data, but the program began crashing whenever I open it. I would open it, the program would bgin running for a few seconds to a minute then just go away, close with no message.

SO I emailed crashplan and they told me to do this:

Hello Jeeheon,It appears that the CrashPlan backup engine is running out of memory. Please follow the instructions below to allocate more memory to the CrashPlan backup engine.
Running Notepad or any other text-editor as an Admin, edit the CrashPlan engine's CrashPlanService.ini file to allow it to use more java memory:
1- Stop the backup engine: http://support.crashplan.com/doku.php/how_to/stop_and_start_engine
2- Locate the Notepad program, right-click and Launch as Administrator
3- Go to File > Open, and navigate to C:\Program Files\CrashPlan\CrashPlanService.ini (note that you will have to change the option from .txt files to all files in the file selection screen in order to see the CrashPlanService.ini)
4- Find the following line in the file:
5- Edit to something larger such as 768, 896, or 1024. E.g.:
This sets the maximum amount of memory that CrashPlan can use. CrashPlan will not use that much until it needs it. I would recommend starting out setting it to 768, and go higher only if you continue experiencing problems. You can set it as high as 2048 on 32-bit systems, or even higher on 64-bit systems.
6- Start the backup engine.

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A:"Access is Denied" when trying to edit a *.ini file

I'm guessing it's because the backup engine was still accessing the file.

What happened when you did step 1 from the instructions?

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I have this issue and I have no idea how to resolve it any longer. After a power cut, the system boots fine, but runs very slowly and takes about 4 minutes just to get past the "Starting Windows" screen. I have two disks; Corsair 120GB SSD for Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate, and 1TB WD Caviar Black HDD split into three partitions; one of which is now corrupted and I can't access it. Everytime I boot Windows, it tries to scan the partition, but cuts off at a certain stage, and takes me in a split second to the login screen. I login; icons load for about 5 minutes...

Weirdly, I can access certain programs and files on all other disks and partitions (Chrome for example runs fine, Firefox doesn't), but whenever I try to download something for example, or access anything on E: drive, it stalls explorer.exe and it takes about 5 minutes to load it again.

I'd like to know what the issue might be, but ideally, I'd like to keep my data on all 5 partitions, as every partition has important files on them (yes, rookie mistake).

Here I'll list my partitions:
C: System (120GB SSD)
D: (part of 1TB HDD)
E: (part of 1TB HDD, lost partition, can't access)
F: (part of 1TB HDD)

I tried the following, in the exact order:
- Disk Management. Does not show any disks, keeps loading.
- chkdsk /r then chkdsk /f, and finally sfc /scannow. The first shows 4 instances of "File record segment is unreadable (11824, 11825, 11826 and 11827)".
- WD Digital Diagnostics Tool ran a surface ... Read more

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I had an old computer and was running Windows XP Home and the computer crashed, blue screen and wouldnt reboot. I took it in to a computer dealer and he said my hard drive was bad and said I should replace the computer. I ended up buying a reconditioned one that had much more memory then my old one because I wanted to stay with Windows XP for now. I was using a WD for back up. I restored my files from the WD backup on to the new computer and reloaded Microsoft Office 97 but I can no longer open my access files. My excell files open with no problems. The new computer was loaded with Windows XP pro instead of home edition. When I try to open my access files I get the message: Unrecognized database format <Filename> error 3343. As it turned out, it was the monitor on my old computer that was bad and I was able to connect my old one up, reboot it, and copy the program files off of it. The reconditioned computer is running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600) and is a Dell Inc OptiPlex GX620

A:Unable to open Access file in XP pro

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We have a peer to peer network in our small business office.
We have a Linksys router.
Everyone is in the same work group. We have computers directly connected through a switch. We have 3 wireless computers (laptops) that sometime access the network as needed.

I am trying to use Access Runtime. It will not work. It gives an error that "there is a run time error". And then it shuts down.
I have all securities allowed for everyone and guests.
I have had someone help me (remote usage of my computer) and walked through all the MS Access techniques to no avail. So I have turned to maybe it is a network issue.
Please any help on this would be great.
I can allow access through a "google hangout" or "teamviewer"

Thank You,
Michael Daniels

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hopefully someone can help me with this...

yesterday I clicked on the file and the program opened up but the file didn't but down the bottom it indicated "done" and there were no error messages

I then copied the file (which showed the same file size as the original) and tried to open that up but no luck

I then was successful when I opened up an old mdb file I had.

A:Access 2000 mdb file will not open

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Okay, so I recently put a new motherboard, processor, and stick of RAM in my computer, and when I started it up, my 2nd hard drive for some reason didn't have a partition file for it, so it showed up as an empty disk.

I was wondering if there was a way that I could restore that partition file, without having to format it. I know there are a couple programs out there that can have me access the files, and enable them to be copied to another hard drive, but is there a way to not have to go through all of this trouble, and just restore the partition file?

If anyone could help I would appreciate it very much, as this hard drive has all of my music, videos, work, and most of my large programs.

A:Hard drive Partition File Problem

Hi, welcome to TSF

Try TestDisk, but be very careful when you use it.

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I would like to know if there is a way to open a file in a program. Basically I want something like this (this is totally wrong):

open "C:Users\*My name*\My Documents\run.swf" in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


A:Create a batch file to open a certain file in a certain file

The more standard way to do that is to use the start cmd. You call the program first and the file name second.

start "" "c:\windows\notepad.exe" "c:\somepath\logfile.txt"

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Today while I was editing  mdb file suddenly MS Access crashed and the document became unable to be opened. Every time I wanted to open it the same error was:
"Microsoft Office Access cannot open this file"
Then I wanted to open auto-saved version of the document, the same error appeared. how to repair mdb file?

A:"Microsoft Office Access cannot open this file"

I assume it is Access 2002 or greater.
How to troubleshoot and to repair a damaged Access 2002 or later database

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So we have a file that is a Microsoft Access file but runs on another program. On Monday night, I entered my time in this program and shut down my computer. When my boss came into work the next morning, the program said the file had been moved when trying to access the source file [as it always does when you open the program]. I proceeded to go to where the file is located and open it through there. Here comes the issue, so when I go to open it up, the file was no longer 21 MB but 4 KB. The program will not open the 4 KB file and Microsoft access is saying the file is of an unrecognizable format and will not open it as well. I know this is the correct file. It has a .mdb extension, is titled correctly, and shows it was last modified on the Monday at 5:47 which is when I shut down my computer. The .LMB file is there as well and the weird thing is we are on a net work of 3 computers and the computer that I shut down from is not the computer with all of our files on it.

This being said, what happened?? The company whose program we were using basically told me there was no way for a file to shrink like that on it's own, but I have no idea what happened. The file was not deleted either, I checked the recycle bins of all the computers and the file was not there. Please any help would be greatly appreciated. It was not backed up and looks like it might be corrupted?? Is there anyway we can get this file back to what it was???

A:Access file shrank overnight - can't open now - need help!!

I have no idea how that could have happened, it sounds like the file that you have looked at is not even big enough for a blank Access database, which is about 90Kb.
Have you conducted a thorough search of all the Computers to ensure it hasn't actually been moved.
I don't think that there is any way to retrieve the data in the database with any special software as it is just too small to hold any data.
Access is pretty reliable, but really should be backed up on a daily basis.

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I made a DB and passworded it and put it on a shared drive. The user on the other end cannot open the file and get to the login. Is it because he needs to have the file called "system" in C/Documents and Settings/User/Application Data/Microsoft/Access ???

Thanks, Joe

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Yesterday worker carried a user account from the server Exchange. Admin decided to improve it and made ??another. Also updated the office. Office 2007 was removed and installed in 2010. Now when you run Outlook there is a window with a proposal to go to the new mail or select the previous data. Go to the new mail. Everything works. How to complain about nothing. BUT there are no old letters. And they want! Login using the old data can not. Produces an error. Although the user says that yesterday went freely, but only offline. The documents user has two file archive.pst and outlook.ost. Something tells me that they have to do something, but I do not know that. Tried to open archive.pst. It opened, but found nothing.How to open pst file without outlook? How to do it without access to the old data?

A:How to open pst file without outlook? How to do it without access to the old data?

You cannot. You need to ask the Exchange Administrator to merge the original mailbox with the new one, then simply setup the new account in Outlook 2010 from scratch, remember that .ost files are just locally cached, the original data is still available in the mailboxes. Archives on the other hand are a different story as they are locally saved historical data which has been deleted from the server; if your archive.pst has any kind of size, then you can add it to the Outlook profile as a data folder; in Outlook 2010 go to the File tab and click the Account settings, then click the Data tab and then the 'Add' button. Browse to where the archive file is located and click OK. If you are not sure how to go about all of this, contact your Exchange Administrator.
The Cleaver

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I have export code in Access 2003 that creates an Excel export.

It works fine in XP pro - does not work in Vista business

I get the message:

The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file c:\Users\Ansley\Documents\05_08_08.xls. It is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view it's data.
Here is the code:
Public Function ExportFile(ExportType As String) As Boolean

Dim strSQL As String
Dim DPath As String
Dim sl As String
Dim response As String
Dim Complete As Boolean
DPath = "C:\Users\Ansley\Documents\"

DoCmd.SetWarnings False

strSQL = "DELETE tblExport_1.* FROM tblExport_1;"
DoCmd.RunSQL (strSQL)

response = MsgBox("You are going to create an export in Excel. Do you want to continue?", vbYesNo, "Export")
If response = vbYes Then
FName = InputBox(Prompt:="What file name do you want to use?", _
Title:="File Name", Default:=Format(Date, "MM_DD_YY") & ".xls")
If FName = "" Or IsNull(FName) Then
MsgBox "Exiting - no file name given.", vbCritical
Exit Function
End If
Path = InputBox(Prompt:="Where do you want to save the file?", _
Title:="File Path", Default:=DPath)

If Path = "" Or IsNull(Path) Then
MsgBox "Exiting - no path given.", vbCritical
Exit Function
End If

DoCmd.SetWarnings False

If Nz(ExportType, "") = "Standard" Then

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A:Error 3051 - Cannot open file in Access

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Our database is stored on the main PC in the company, we used to be able to access this file form any of the computers in the office, and now we get this message when trying to open the file.

Microsoft Access cannot open this file

this file is located outside your intranet or on an untrusted site. Microsoft access will not open the file due to potential security problems.Click to expand...

This started happening after windows automatic updates installed the new Internet Explorer Browsers on our machines.

How can i disable this security feature which is stoping me access a file from the main computer through the network???

Many Thanks


A:Networked Access File wont Open

Will this help?

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Hi all.

I have a strange issue (or so it seems to me that i am a newbie) . I try to use a small utility which reads massively *.txt files and if they are saved as ANSI it saves them as Unicode.

The problem is that when i run it (run as administrator) i get an error message saying "Cannot open file. Access is denied message"

I am not lazy (or so i think) and i have read the tutorials in here regarding take ownership and the problem still persists.I really don't know what to do.

Please tell me your suggestions?

Thank you for your time reading this.


A:Cannot open file Access is denied message

Hello theobserver,

Are you able to open the .txt files normally?

When you took ownership, did you also set permissions to "Allow" your account "Full control" of the file/folder as well?

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Today while I was editing  mdb file suddenly MS Access crashed and the document became unable to be opened. Every time I wanted to open it the same error was:
"Microsoft Office Access cannot open this file"
Then I wanted to open auto-saved version of the document, the same error appeared. how to repair mdb file?

A:"Microsoft Office Access cannot open this file"

I assume it is Access 2002 or greater.
How to troubleshoot and to repair a damaged Access 2002 or later database

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Help! I am using a Seagate Central 4TB NAS drive attached to my router via Ethernet. It has been working fine so far for all kinds of file activities. But whenever I modify a file in one of its folders, the creation date for the file also updates and is
changed to the same time as the new modified date.
Maybe relevant details:
I can move/copy folders to the drive and they maintain their created dates.
It happens for both a private user share on the NAS and for the Public share on it.
It happens for at least image files and text files.
I am able to edit files across two computers on the network just fine, the create date stays the same.
This happens from a new Windows 10 machine and Vista machine both.
I notice sometimes the date created seems to stay same until I access the file the next time.
I can't update the NAS firmware because of error.

If it could be a permissions problem, I have been unable to change it from:
Everyone: Special Permissions only
nobody (Unix Group\nobody): Special Permissions only
nogroup (Unix Group\nogroup): Special Permissions only
(Those were there automatically, they are not something I manually put there. I get "Access is denied" whenever try to add permissions or change ownership.)

I have Googled many phrases of this problem far and wide and come up with nothing. I really need to save the original create date because that's how I sort them in programs like Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa. Does anyone know what's goin... Read more

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