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excel and word files SLOW to close

Q: excel and word files SLOW to close

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.

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

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

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

Here's a detailed description:

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, John

A:Slow Opening Word/excel Files

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

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I've been trying to resolve this very slow opening problem, but no success.
Tried "detect and repair", this worked but after restart or shutdown the problem came right back.
Any suggestions for a fix, hopefully short of reinstalling MS Office, would be greatly appreciated.

OS XPPro SP3 fully updated
MS Office 2003 fully updated

Thanks in advance
 

A:MS office files, Word and Excel, very slow to open

Sounds like a machine error... Tell us about your computer, connection, antivirus, and antispyware in some detail... We would like to know brand, or motherboard, age, and configuration... as well as your spyware and antivirus
 

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Hi,

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

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

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

What version of Word & Excel?

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I have installed on my computer Office 2007.
When i opend a Word or Excel document and than try to close it i get the following error messages: "Microsoft office Word has stoped working"
Windows is checking for a solution to the problem
A Problem coused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notofy you if a solution is available.

In some cases i can not even close my word ofr excel document and only can do so by using the Task Manager!!!!

Any body knows how to solve this problem????

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9700 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6074 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, -1250 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293167 MB, Free - 162442 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: BitDefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Can not close windows Excel or Word document

Did you install or change anything before this began. Have you tried a repair?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924614
 

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I used the virus forum to remove an infection and was told to post here as this problem is most likely not virus related. The forum can be seen here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1228403Windows XP Home SP3800mhz P3512mb memoryWhen I run Firefox, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, or anything else they stay open for anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes then close without warning. The window just goes away without any warning or error messages. When I open Firefox again it asks if I want to restore the previous session. The computer also seems to run much slower than it did before the infection. The nightly virus scan that used to take about 4-5 hours now takes 3 days. I thought I fixed the closing programs problem a couple days ago. I was looking through the bios and noticed an option for Plug and Play Operating System was set to "no". I switched it to "yes" and left Firefox open. It stayed open for 3 days until I started surfing and it closed within a few minutes. I don't seem to have this problem in Safe Mode. I got this computer from my father and I don't have all the disks that came with it so I'm trying to avoid a reinstall if at all possible. I do have an OEM XP disk and an XP upgrade disk from another computer if they may be needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Firefox, IE, Word, Excel, other programs Close Unexpectedly

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time your programs close unexpectedly.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all the categories.If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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I am working in Excel and would like to open, print, and then close an embedded Word document with a button.

Can anyone help?

Thanks for your time!
 

A:Solved: Excel Macro to Open, Print, and Close an Embedded Word Document?

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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 Word 2002 which is part of MS Works (came pre-installed), and I have MS office Pro 2000. They all work great except that it seems like Word is getting slower and slower to open and close documents. Most of theses documents are in the 20 to 60 KB in size and have one small graphic, the company logo.

A document takes about 6-7 seconds to open and about 6 seconds to close. It seems like they are getting slower.

My computer is clean, no viruses, no spyware or malware. I use disk cleanup and defrag regularly. I have 256 MB ram, P4 1.7 Gh, 40 Gb hard drive with 69 % unused. I wondered if more ram would help. OS is XP Home. I have AVG antivirus, Zone Alarm Pro, Spywareguard, Palm Hot Sync, CookieWall running all the time. Everything else is fast on my computer except Word.

Any ideas and advice welcome. Thank you.
 

A:Word documents open and close very slow

Try Office Experts Word troubleshooting, only do the steps until it works right, but you may need to do at least 3 and 5.

Also, if you have a recent Norton, there's a setting in there (under Misc?) that scans Office documents when you open them. Turn it off.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X300 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 34687 MB, Free - 7141 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M3918
Antivirus: None

The 2003 word I have is VERY slow when opening and closing text.
 

A:2003 word slow open & close

Do you have any Word add-ins running currently? They may have bogged down your system a bit. One of the most frequent slow-downs for Word is having a big pile of add-ins attempt to run each time the application opens and then shutting down on close.

Reference to a similar problem (with a recommended method for add-in removal) - http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/typing-in-word-2003-slow-respond-time/179988.html
 

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My system just seems sluggish. Microsoft apps take a long time to open. I've run adaware, spybot, attached are activescan and hijackthis logs. DSS would not run. It dies while CLEANING TEMPORARY FILES.

hijackthis.log
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:24:48 PM, on 8/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

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:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
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How do you clear the list of files and documents under File>?
 

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

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Word & Excel are very slow to start when I click on a document to open it.
I'm not sure what I did but I must have done something because the problem first manifested itself as Windows not recognising .docx or .xlsx documents and asking me to select which software to use to open them with.
When I ticked the box to say "always use this product" Windows recognised them but now they take 30 seconds or so to start up and open a new document compared to a few seconds or less before the problem started.

Any ideas why this is happening and how I can fix it?

Thanks

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Hello and welcome to the forum!

What version of Word & Excel?

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I'm running Windows XP. MS Word and MS Excel are VERY slow to open unless I open the application itself first. Other MS Office applications - Powerpoint and Outlook - do not have this problem. I've just installed and run Spybot, Adaware and Microsoft Defender - but the problem is still there. Help!

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what version and package of office?

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I am running Office Home & Student 2007 on Vista. When I first started
using this system, Word or Excel would open very quickly, approx. 2-3
seconds. Lately it is taking 8-12 seconds to open.
Items of interest:
- once Word/Excel is open, invoking subsequent documents is only 1-2
seconds.
- I have 2GB RAM
- as far as I know, prefetching is in force.
- I do use indexing, but I always have.
- I am not on a network.
- One thing that has changed for me lately is the addition of a graphics
tablet; however, Word/Excel is slow even with the USB tablet unplugged.
- when I say 'slow', I mean that the first 5-6 seconds of wait time is dead time; then it begins to open.

Update: a bit of new information -- the slow
behavior occurs when I invoke Word or Excel directly from the desktop, or
from the Recent Items list, or from within a folder. However....if I invoke
Word or Excel from the Start Menu program list it is very fast 1-2
seconds. What would make such a difference? Hopefully not a red herring,
but worthy of further research?

Would appreciate any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this problem. Thanks.
 

A:Word & Excel Have Gotten Slow to Open Lately

Hello. This is a rephrase of the above post I recently made about this problem
since I still have the issue. In this post, I am distinguishing between
opening the *program* on one hand, and opening a *file* created with the
program on the other hand.

I am running Office 2007 for Home & Student under Vista.

- When I open an Office *Program* (like Word) from the Start Menu or the
Quick Start bar, it opens in a fast 1-2 seconds; opening a *File*
from the Office Button is another fast 1-2 seconds.
- However, when I open the same Word *File* from the Desktop, or from the
Recent Items list, or from a folder, it opens in a very slow 7-8 seconds;
the first 5 seconds of which time is 'dead time' before the Word window even
appears.

My recollection is that these files once opened very quickly from the
desktop and the slow down is fairly recent.

Any thoughts on what may be causing this *file* opening slowdown?

Other data:
- I have 2 GB Ram
- Other *files* open from the desktop in 1-2 seconds; the slow behavior is
only with Office generated files [e.g. Windows Movie Maker *file* opens very
quickly]
- I do use indexing, but always have.
- Have tested with and without my avast A/V and no difference.
- I am not on a network.
- One thing that has changed for me lately is the addition of a graphics
tablet; however, Word/Excel is slow even with the USB tablet unplugged.
- I have run Office Diagnostics (someone suggested) but made no difference.
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Hi there everyone,

I have a problem with both excel and word in that the files take over 20 s to open, on my work network or at home. OS - windows xp, office 2000 SR-1 professional. I run sophos av regularly and just downloaded avast av. Also ccleaner, adaware and spybot run once or twice a week. Defrag and disk check usually once a month (Is this all a bit obsessive?).... Anyway excel and word files are slow to open whether I click on the file directly or open excel or word first and then open the file. I was going to run combofix but thought I better not without expert help! Any help you can give would be much appreciated and may also prevent me going crazy! Thank you.

A:Excel and word very slow to open

I run sophos av regularly and just downloaded avast av.You should only have one AV on your computerTwo will conflict with each other

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I am pasting excel plots in my ms-word file which makes it too slow to work in MS-word like typing, scrolling and everything.
does any body know what is the problem?
thanking you in anticipation.
 

A:MS-word too slow with Excel plots

Welcome to the forum.

I am guessing by plots you are referring to charts. Have you rebooted your PC? Also how much memory do you have? Finally can you post the file so we can take a look at it?
 

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

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

Thanks!
 

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

A:All Excel and Word Files Corrupt

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

A:Cannot open Word or Excel files

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

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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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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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Hi Everyone,

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

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

Thanks!

Jen
 

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

A few suggestions:

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

 

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

Thanks,
R.Fritz

 

A:Finding files in Word & Excel

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

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

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

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

Because macro viruses are still an issue.
 

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

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

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

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

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

likewise...

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

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

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

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

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

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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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I've seen a popup message that indicates I may be getting redirected. The pop-up was only visible for a moment, so don't have much info on it. Believe it was a HP notification of some sort (have an HP computer, the pop-up was similar in appearance to a pop-up I get from time to time that asks if I want to check HP for updates for my computer). Also, I do see a notification on the STATUS line of my browser occasionally that says REDIRECTING. Lasly, my WORD and EXCEL programs seem to take a long time to initialize. Don't know if this is related or not. I have run Ad-Aware SE and Spybot S&D, Activescan and Hijackthis. Am attaching ath Activescan.txt and Hijack log. I tried to use the DSS.EXE but it dies shortly after starting.
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:14:47 AM, on 4/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

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:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
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I have a new pentium 4 computer running xp pro corporate with sp1a and microsoft office xp pro. Everything has been going fine until a couple of days ago when word and excel files opened within a second. Now however word or excel takes 10 seconds to open with the file another 3 seconds. (via my documents)

If I open word or excel via the task bar they both open in a split second and when I open the file it also opens within a split second.

I have closed down my firewall, zone alarm, my anti virus, vet ran a scan with Ad-aware, Spybot and Pestpatrol and cannot fix the problem.

Another strange thing that has happened as well is that if I try and do a system restore it locks up half way thru the process.

I hope someone can help me solve these problems.
 

A:Solved: word and excel very slow to open

For everyones info, I have solved the problem. I downloaded and installed System mechanic and did a registry optimizer and found that I had one invalid shared dll. System mechanic did a repair and all is now working again.
 

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I've got some line charts in word 07 that i pasted from excel that are so terribly slow when scrolling over them, but i don't have the same problem if i use simple bar graphs. My pc is definitely not slow and i dont remember having such a problem with older versions of excel and word.

I'm wondering if anyone has come across this or has any ideas.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Slow Scrolling of Excel Charts in Word 07

make sure your graphics card drivers re installed and up to date. Maybe your CPU/GPU cant handle that ammount of data in one go?

Best of luck .

Dan
 

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

A:Solved: Use files simultaneously in Word & Excel

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

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

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

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

Hope this makes sense.
 

A:excel 2007 files open in word

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

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

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

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

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

Debbie

A:Corrupted excel, word & jpeg files

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

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Windows XP
Office XP 2002

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

Office problem or Windows?

Thanks!
 

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Office 2003 on XP.

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

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

Thanks in advance!

A:Word and Excel won't open files directly

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

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

Let me know if this works.

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

Thanks!

A:Word or Excel Files as Attachments in Email

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

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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 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 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.
 

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