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Q: hidden file of docx file created with ~$name of file.docx file

whenever I open docx file there is hidden file ~$name of file.docx created. which type of file is that? Is it in virus, maleware. for example If I open house.docx file then ~$house.docx file created which is hidden form. I had saw this file when i select show all hidden file option. when i try to open ~$house.docx file it show message the file is corrupted and cannot be open.please help.

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A: hidden file of docx file created with ~$name of file.docx file

That's normal and nothing to worry about.
It's a temp file Word creates when you open a file.
If Word closes normally, the temp file gets deleted.

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My word Docx file got damaged due to virus infected Docx file, I have crucial important data lost so how to repair corrupted Docx files. If you have any solution for recover and repair my corrupted Docx file, please assist me.

A:My word Docx file got damaged due to virus infected Docx file

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My sister posted a .docx file on a site for the rest of us to see. None of us have Word 2007 and could not open this. I then downloaded a converter from the Microsoft website and was able to open the file. However, there was supposed to be a decorative border around it and a message came up telling me it could not show the border and wanted me to put in a cd with Front Page on it. I do not have that and my sis says she did not use front page to make the border. Does anyone have an idea how I can view the border? Also, is it possible for her to save this file as a regular .doc so we can all see it?

Thank you in adviance

A:Convert docx file to doc file

Your sister can save the file as .doc in Word 2007 easily. Tell her to use 'Save as' and choose to save as Word 97-2003 document from the list.

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I have received a number of emails containing files with the .docx suffix on the end. I cannot open these files on my computer. I currently have MS Office, but it will not open the .docx files properly. Can anyone help me?

A:Need help opening docx file

.docx documents are created using MS Word 7

If you do not have MS Word 7, there is a compatibility pack that can be installed if you have the previous version of MS Word. I recall being prompted to install it the first time I tried to open such a document.

Note, however, that there will be differences in how the code is rendered even using the compatibility pack which may affect how the document shows on your computer.

LibreOffice, a free Office Suite, will also open and work with MS Word 7 documents, and I believe you can save in MS Word 7 format as well. You can read about it here: http://www.libreoffice.org/

Orange Blossom

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I've used computers ever since Windows 3.1 and the strangest thing happened today. There is the possibility that i messed up the file somehow. I have Windows 10 on my laptop. Earlier today I made a file with MSWord 2007. The file had only text of approx 125 words. I saved the file and closed it. Then about 2 hours latter I opened it and it had 3 pages with the following on it:
The\7 \
9re is a place in Clyde Ohio that sale apples. They have a huge orchard and grow many different 0

varities. When you go there, you will see benches with boxes of appes sittihg Onnvn ... Read more

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Reading through the blogs, I do not find any true ways to open a docx file with Windows XP. I tried to download a fix from your site but it was corrupt.
Please send me the answer.

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A:File extension docx

Try looking at this site it tells you how to open docx files in xp.


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on my computer i am currently using Windows XP and i need to transfer a file from another computer using Vista, but Microsoft wont convert the file to let me open it, anybody have any suggests of programs that i will be able to use.

p.s not sure if this is the right forum or not

A:Help with converting docx file to doc

see this Compatibility Pack

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Hi guys, I have a .docx file that is corrupted and won't open. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here's what I've tried thus far:

Repair via Office 2007
Recover text from any file addin for Office 2007
Renaming to .txt, .wpd, .doc, .zip
Opening with wordpad, notepad, firefox, numerous other programs
Numerous online and offline recovery tools
Compressing to .zip

I can't even send it to anyone, as it's too corrupted to send, print or open.

Any thoughts?

A:Corrupt .docx file

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  I started a paper this morning and saved it as normal, however when I try to reopen it I get the following messegeThe file ______.docx cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents.", Does anyone know how to resolve this issue? 

A:"The file ______.docx cannot be opened because there are pro...

Hi Not really, but I would try opening it with LibreOffice.  

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Whenever I try to open a docx file created from a windows box the file opens but most of the content is unreadable.
This issue has happened with several documents, not just one.
Any advice you could provide or things to try would be greatly appreciated.

A:Issue Opening docx file

·         Close Microsoft Word, then click Start, Run, type winword /a and press Enter. Try to open the document using this copy of Word.
·         Try to insert the damaged document into a new document. Create a new document, then click on Insert, File, select the damaged document and click Insert.
·         Try opening the file using WordPad then re-saving it to a new file, or copyimg the contents and pasting them into a new Word document.
Or try using a Microsoft Word document recovery tool such as Word Fix Toolbox

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Hi folks,

Not being a computer fundi at all, I am battling to open a ".docx" file which I know is not corrupt, as I have opened the same file using another PC, in another country. I have temporarily disabled my firewall, yet still cannot open it. I've naturally tried the word programmes available to me, including MSWord 2003, and even WordPad, all to no avail. Even using IE did not work.

Any advice as to how to open this important file would be most appreciated.



A:Opening a .docx file extension

docx is office 2007, you need to go into office 07 and SAVE AS!!! 97/2003 word document (.doc)

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I just stumbled on a similar thread and registered so I could ask for help.

Here's the deal:
I'm a novellist and my number one project suddenly won't open after my computer got stuck with it open and I had to restart it. This is not the first time that's happened, but it is the worst.

I suppose you can see how frustrating this is; I can never make the book that way ever again if it can't be saved...

I tried to look for the autosave file, but it just says it has 0 bytes and when opened, it just shows a blank page.

On another thread, someone said to download some docx.txt file, change the extension to .reg and run it, but that didn't help.

Is there anyone who knows how to save this file? It would mean the world to me, I'm just about ready to jump out the window right now...


A:docx file (2007) won't open

*wipes brow*

Looks like I won't be doing any jumping out windows today after all.

If you have the same problem and find this thread:
go to your search engine, typ in 'word recovery tool' and download the free try-out of this handy little life-saver.

In the free version, you'll be able - with any luck - to open the raw text of your corrupted file, but you won't be able to save or copy the text. So yes, I'm typing that huge file over manually. That's your reward for making back-ups regularly; you only need to bring the old file back up to date with your latest changes in the new file :).

I'm not pro online software you have to pay for (because I'm oldfashioned, bitter and paranoid), but I think I'm going to buy this one day...

All is right with the world :D

Good luck to any partners in distress out there ;)

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how to change file extensions, so that the most recent MS-Word version will open the file?

I have other, older MS-Word versions on this machine, too, that I want to maintain.

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Problem is in the thread title. .docx file emailed to me & I can't open. I have Office 2000.
I've downloaded the Converter from MS but this doesn't solve it. I get message "Can't save file".

Any suggestions please?

A:Can't open .docx file in Office 2000

If the Office compatibility pack is not able to handle the file request the sender do a "Save As" to an older Word version compatible file and send it to you.

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hi. I administrator approximately 300 xp and windows 7 32bit computers on a curricular network. we have recently upgraded to office 2010 pro plus and gave encountered the following issue. when users login they can access word 2010 and open .doc files but when trying to open .docx file types there is no program association setup. as our devices are restricted users cannot select open with and choose word 2010. when logged in as admin I have the same issue but can select ooen with word and this resolves the issue with the admin profile. we do not use group policy as our curricular admin network software uses registry profiles to customise windows abd apply changes. is there an HKCU config that can be set to set docx file association to winword.exe. setting HKCU file ext to winword.exe did not resolve the issue is there any other registry entries that would need to be updated to resolve this issue?

A:Microsoft Office 2010. docx file association

We have the same issue at work, however lucky for us our problem is when people need to download and print .docx documents. We advise them to save as .PDF and then print. There should be a compatibility pack available for you though?

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Hi Forum,
I am trying to convert the Winword 2013 document to Word 97-2003 XML Document.
It's continuously showing "Save As" dialog box and not saving my document to Word 97-2003 XML.
Kindly help to resolve this.
Thanks in Advance.

Thanks & Regards,
N. Thiyagarajan

N. Thiyagarajan

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Hi all.

First off, I'll say I can open word fine from a shortcut or using the EXE file. But when I click on a DOCX file, I get a window that word is preparing to install, then it gathers information and configures itself; then I think it runs an installer (?). And then, finally, it opens my file. I can close and click on the same file right away and it goes through the whole process. Every time.

It's annoying and time consuming. I've tried a couple of online "fixes" including running this line:
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
and using Fix-It from Microsoft. No joy.

So I thought I'd best come here where I tend to trust y'all know what you're doing. And sometimes even what I'm doing!

As usual, I appreciate the help.

A:Word 2007 goes to install every time I open a docx file

Hi pretty weird :/
Have you also tried the uninstall a program option to fix all office programs ?
I rarely if ever use docx
They have features that are unneeded to me personally,

With a problematic file after it goes though all of the nonsense and opens,
Save the file as a compatible 2003 doc file and see if the issue remains with the new file.

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Problem with MS Word as part of MS Office 2007 Professional Plus running on Windows 7.
When I view a folder in Windows Explorer all docx files show up with a plain white icon, not a Word icon. I have done the following:
Start > Control Panel > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
Then scrolled down the display and selected the docx extension - it already shows as Microsoft Office Word - clicked on Change Program, reset the program to WordPad, then back in the display clicked on the Change Program icon again. This tiime I reset it
to Microsoft Office Word.
However when I go back into Explorer the icon has not changed. Even if I close it down and restart it again. And even after a reboot.
Also, I have checked the individual properties of the docs files, using Explorer, and they do say Open With Microsoft Word. So no problem there either.
Any suggestions welcome as to how to change it so the icon displayed is Word not blank.

A:Docx file association is set up correctly but does not display Word icon when viewing in Explorer

Hello Orchestrand - These icon issues are tricky to track down. I assume it’s only Word and no other icons. Has it been this way since installing Office or did it start recently? Graham was correct to try the Icon Cache steps. As a sanity check can
you do the following steps to force a rebuilt of the cache-
1.     Click - Change Display Settings
2.     Click – Advanced Settings on the lower left
3.     Click – List All Modes on the Adapter Tab of the Properties Sheet
4.     Change to one of the modes with 16-bit listed next to it.
5.     Click ok until you’re all the way out.
The steps are only temporary to rebuild the cache.
Also to rule out a corrupt Profile can you create a new user and logon as the new user?
Change the resolution mode back after testing:)

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I cannot copy or paste jpeg files from my computer to my SD 2GB cards. Also, I get this msg when I try to print jpeg files. Using Adobe Elements I am able to archive these files. Oddly enough I can attach and send these jpeg files via email. Prior to August '08 was able to do these tasks without a problem. I suspect that there is a software compatibility problem since this problem came on suddenly (maybe iTunes?). No problems importing jpeg files from SD cards. I've looked at several sites on the internet but none seem to have the right solution for my problem. THANKS for any help that you can provide! -Stu

A:Error copying file or folder; cannot copy img the directory or file cannot be created

This has caught me more than once.

The problem is a limitation on the number of files and folders allowed in the root folder of a FAT16 file system (as for a memory card) of 512. (Note, this number is reduced much further if longer file names than 8 characters are used, as most people will want to).

When transferring the files onto the card, new files will be rejected when you hit this limit.

So keep your files in separate folders, so they are not all in the root folder.

For files and folders in root it might be worth keeping your filenames under 8 characters in length so you can use the full 512 files on root folder.

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Hello all a novice computer user here,

So I have an old email which I was looking for which previously had two attachments (doc and docx extensions). However, I no longer have the option to open the attachments in the email. All I have is the following:

Content-Type: application/msword; name="DDD.doc"
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="DDD.doc"
X-Attachment-Id: f_gi2hq6y90
Attachment converted: RoadRunner 4:DDD.doc (WDBN/?IC?) (01DD1731)

(this is for the doc file)

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello all a novice computer user here,

So I have an old email which I was looking for which previously had two attachments (doc and docx extensions). However, I no longer have the option to open the attachments in the email. All I have is the following:

Content-Type: application/msword; name="DDD.doc"
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="DDD.doc"
X-Attachment-Id: f_gi2hq6y90
Attachment converted: RoadRunner 4:DDD.doc (WDBN/?IC?) (01DD1731)

(this is for the doc file)

Any help would be appreciated.

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my computer was infected with Hackroot.Rootkit trojan. this threat was detected by Symantec AntiVirus. the file C:\WINDOWS\System32\DefLib.sys was listed as infected.

i clean this threat following the instructions in this topic: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/608328-hackroot-rootkit.html. after that i get a log file.

is everything all right with my system?

here the log:

SDFix: Version 1.100

Run by [...] on 28.08.2007 at 14:03

Microsoft Windows XP [‚ҐабЁп 5.1.2600]

Running From: C:\SDFix

Safe Mode:
Checking Services:


%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

FCI - Deleted
SysLibrary - Deleted
cb21738332 - Deleted
sb55552332 - Deleted

Infected ip6fw.sys Found!

ip6fw.sys File Locations:

"C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ip6fw.sys" 3584 23.08.2007 12:39
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\ip6fw.sys" 29056 18.08.2004 12:00

Infected File Listed Below:


Trojan File copied to Backups Folder
Attempting to replace ip6fw.sys with original version...

Original ip6fw.sys Restored
Restoring Windows Registry Values
Restoring Windows Default Hosts File

Normal Mode:
Checking Files:

Trojan Files Found:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\eudcedit.dll - Deleted
C:\DOCUME~1\VALERI... Read more

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In windows 7 pc whenever trying to attach a file on outlook nothing is happening or no file/folder is opening and whenever select any file on application for mounting no file or no drives are opening....

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I am trying to move a large batch of files from one folder to another on a WD "My Book" 500GB external drive and an error message keeps appearing saying the following: [Window title]: "Error moving File or Folder", [Message]: "Cannot move <filename> The directory or file cannot be created."
It seems as though I've reached a limit. Folder 1 had 29438 files in it. I tried moving all of those files into Folder 2 on the same drive (which has plenty of free space). Folder 2 accepted 22516 of those files at which point I received the error message. No further files can be added to Folder 2.

Can anyone help?


A:Cannot move file. The directory or file cannot be created...

From here:
"Windows XP it self doesn't have a limit on the number of files per folder. It depends on the file system that you are using. The max files and folders per folder are:
FAT16 - 512
FAT32 - 65,534
NTFS - 4,294,967,295

If you use long file names for the files and folders (over 8 characters for the file name and 3 for the extension) then the number of files and folders available per folder will be reduced on the FAT16 and FAT32 file systems.

If you need to put more files and folders in a single folder you'll need to convert the drive to NTFS. "

Not certain if that will help, what format is the drive?

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I have a file with a "ptm" file extension on it that I can not view. this file was created by Mappoint and the only other file extension that it could be saved as is a "ptt" of which both I have attached

is there any viewer out there that I can view this file?

I have searched but can not find anything?

Please help!!!


A:PTM file viewer? Mappoint created file

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Shortcuts to EXEs on the user's desktop give warnings like those shown above and in this tut:
Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

This also happens with shortcuts to the stock/native calculator app, notepad and other native apps.

Some computers generate the "Do you want to open this file?" warning...
...while others generate the "We can't verify who created this file." warning
...and still others do not generate any warning (per the norm).
You get these warnings if...
...the shortcut is on the user's desktop
...you send a fresh shortcut to the user's desktop from the user's Start Menu
...you send a fresh shortcut to the user's desktop from the public Start Menu
...the UAC is turned on or off.
(These are not UAC warnings - but some posts suggested testing with UAC off.)

You DO NOT get these warnings if...
...the shortcut is on the public desktop
...you use the shortcuts from the user's Start Menu
...you use the shortcuts from the public Start Menu
...the EXEs are opened via Windows (file) Explorer.
Creating a new user profile DOES halt the warnings for that new user.

IE was totally reset while logged into the bad user account and the computer was restarted... still got the warnings.

All user accounts used for this testing are of the admin type.

NTFS and file ownership for the user's desktop look fine. I compared a good computer to a bad one.
I'm not sure how long this has been going on and I don't have any system restore points. These a... Read more

A:Do you want to open this file? We can't verify who created this file.

I've seen this behavior on AD domain environment, when AD admins have added a new user account copying an existing account. User then logs in to a new PC with these AD credentials first time and gets these warnings, as if Windows were warning the user that the stuff has been installed not by this user himself.

When a new user is instead created on the PC in question which is then joined to domain, these warnings do not occur.

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Hi Guys - Gals

I am hoping if there is a possibility to help me out on a problem or two im having. First off the easy one :)

I have an unknown file which I have on my main drive.C:\unknown. This only shows up when i use WinDirStat,im sure you have heard of this utility that shows you the size and where abouts on your drive all your files are. The file shows on the utility as "Unknown" and changes size regular from 18gb to 6gb which is alot of space to go AWOL. So im thinking maybe its a system file but i cannot navigate to it through WinDirStat (this is the only file it wont navigate to), through explorer, even if i set the folder options to show all hidden folders and system files, or through cmd. Im an average user so maybe ive missed something obvious.

The second problem is also a file on my hard drive which i cannot remove. If i try to delete it then explorer restarts. The file is 3.4TB...yes TB which cannot be as my drive is only 240Gb. the file is named "..." which is inside my downloads folder. Inside the file is a duplicate of everything including the "..." that is in the downloads folder. And inside that is the same. This goes on and on and seemingly never ends. I have visited a few forums about similar problems but still cannot resolve it. I have also tried a few utilities such as "kill box" but no joy. I just want rid of it. Any suggestions on how to delete the bugger for good?

All my computer and installed progr... Read more

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Please help me!

I've searched the forum and found this
but is this solved yet?

The problem is, I have that W32/Autorun.AD virus on my laptop.
but I can't seem to search all the files i need to delete.
file extension and even the hidden file won't show. I've unchecked the "hide extension for known file types" but it keep checked itself again everytime I reopen the folder options. Same problem with the "show hidden files & folders"

Anyone know how to solve this? please help... thanks! here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:48:06 PM, on 5/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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A:File extension & hidden file won't show

can anyone help me please

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This is my 1st post, hope I don't break any rules.
But I really need some help.

I've searched the forum and found this
but is this solved yet?

The problem is, I have that W32/Autorun.AD virus on my laptop.
but I can't seem to search all the files i need to delete.
file extension and even the hidden file won't show. I've unchecked the "hide extension for known file types" but it keep checked itself again everytime I reopen the folder options. Same problem with the "show hidden files & folders"

Anyone know how to solve this? please help... thanks.

A:File extension & hidden file won't show

You should post this topic in Security and HJT its a virus/malware issue.

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Hello,  I have just discovered a new MALICIOUS FILE IN MY LIBRARY DOCUMENTS.  This file named (1) Kathie Cargill- Barber contains several  (about 30) malicious virus's.  I did NOT CREATE THIS FILE !!!!!!!  It is dated 4-154-17
all at 10:42 am.   How do I delete this file????? Please help.... I am going thru a bad divorce and my husband's boyfriend is a computer software Engineer.... I believe he put this file on my computer..... PLEASE HELP!!!! I am 59 yeras old and not
very good on the computer.....My name is Kathie

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I have files that I should be able to get into but they have the hidden box checked. How would I go about unchecking that box

A:when you see a hidden file and file is marked hidden how do you get the hidden box unchecked

Windows Explorer - Tools - Folder Options - View - Show Hidden Files, Folders & Drivers

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I ran hijack-this on my laptop today and I get a lot of errors when I post on this site http://hjt.networktechs.com/parse.php and check to fix them and they keep coming back. I have heard this was a common somewhere on the web? I don't think it is .., am I wrong? Please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:58:39 PM, on 9/6/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Utilities 14\RMTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Progra... Read more

A:Windows 7 64bit unable to file missing file in Hijackthis log file

It's doubtful those files are missing. More likely a bug still present in HijackThis where it cannot correctly enumerate some entries, so it gives a (file missing).

I would not put any faith in online analyzers such as that one. Much better to use these online databases


There's nothing wrong with any of those entries. Please leave them alone.

Analysis logs are only to be posted in this section of the forum, not General Security. I've moved it here.

I see no sign of infection in those logs. If you think the machine is infected...

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, not here. I currently have as many open malware removal assistance topics as I can effectively handle.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move... Read more

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I bought a new computer that runs Windows 7. I installed my copy of Office Ultimate 2007on it, then I uninstalled the trial version of Office 2010 that the computercame with. Then I transferred my files to my new computer.

Every Office program works correctly except Word 2007. While it does recognizes Word 97-2003 documents, it will not recognize Word 2007 documents (docx) and it will not create them either.

Instead, they are displayed with the wrong icon -- not the Word Document icon (blue and white with the W on it), but as a white rectangle withlines across and DOCX on the bottom. I instructed the computer to open these files with Word, and it does open them. In fact, I can edit and save them. However, they save as the unrecognized DOCX files and not as a Microsoft Office Word file.

If I run Word and instruct it to save a New Microsoft Office Word document, it also saves them as the odd DOCX files and not as Microsoft Word Documents. Thus it seems like Word will not make Word files.

When I check the file properties by right clicking, it says this for the type of file: "DOCX File(.docx)." It also says that Microsoft Word opens these documents.

If I check the properties of a Word 97-2003 document, it says it isthis type of file: "Microsoft Office Word 97 - 2003 Document (.doc)."

When I discovered the problem I re-installed Office Ultimate 2007, butit did not fix the problem.

I created one of these DOCX files and emailed it to myself. Then I o... Read more

A:Solved: docx. identified by Word as DOCX

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Hi all,
I need help to create windows batch file for following requirements.
1. Remove .txt and .log file format in sub folders.
2. Zip individual file inside any sub folders and give file name through command prompt. 
3. Create sub folder zip file include file zip

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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:
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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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I have been using this same Excel file for many years. I viewed on my new home laptop 2 days ago, using a 2010 Excel Version. It was created on 2007.

I opened it on my work computer, version 2003, and now get the above error message on both machines. The file can no longer be opened.

I have tried emailing it, still won't open.

I have chenged the file type to both .xls and .xlxs neither open.

I downloaded the program on the home page of this site, and it said no file issues, no known problems for this file.

When I click Open File, it still shows where I had the file opened (the file name in lighter gray font - but cannot open.) The original file is in black, and I can open. But, get that message.

I also tried to open and fix - and I tried both options, with formulas, and without formulas, and all it opened was foreign characters.

Any other suggestions? Or is this file gone? Unfortunately, my most recent back up is 3-4 months old...

Thank you for your help,

A:Excel File now says File Format or File Extension is not valid...

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Hello everyone,

Firstly I would like to say that this seems like a swell enough forum as is and I am frankly out of ideas. About a year ago I had backed up a rather large series of files under one name for my roommate who was in the process of doing some "spring cleaning" on his computer. Fast forward to now and he is out of Hard-drive space damn near and has been unable to find the reserve file himself. Below is the directory under which I named and saved the around 200gb file of games and old-ROTC documents. Regardless the file needs to be found and even after un-hiding all files from the control panel, I have yet been able to locate it. It would seem to be simple enough, one would think that you could see the file name sitting above Program Files but it is not. Any one have any ideas, we would rather not have to reformat/ system restore if we can avoid it.


A:File path error/ Cannot find file directory/file itself

I used a software called TreeSize which shows the size of all folders on the disk. Thinking that the Windows OS is around 18gb, a 200gb files should really stick out with TreeSize.

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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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Hi all,

Any idea how to write Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting to local directory.

Current the File Sharing & FTP Hosting is SMARTFILE.

I don't want to use WINSCP as the connector.


A:Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting

Hi Chacha,

Give this batch file a try. All text in red, you should adjust before running.

@echo off
echo.lcd C:\Some\local\directory
echo.cd /Some/server/path
echo.get Some_file_to_download.txt
) > "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"
ftp -s:"%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp" ""
del "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"

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Due to some virus my some files got hidden with System Files properties.
After I select option "Show Hidden Files and Folders" my files are shown only if I uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files" in Folder Option.

So how can I change properties of My Files to cancel Hidden option???

how to make my files attributes normal from System files??

A:Change System File Hidden attribute to Normal File attribute

Click Start->Run
type cmd

attrib -S C:\1.txt

attrib is keyword to set attribute
-S if for to remove System Attribute

For more info:

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I just have to empty a SD card; compressing its contents to a 7zip-file takes too much time, and if I have to access the files quickly, I prefer to use a mountable filetype. Thus the requirement to quickly create a VHDX-file, then mount it using the context
Tested using Windows 8.1 without Hyper-V-Role installed.
First, you need to create an empty vhdx-File as a template.
You already have to specify the maximum size this vhdx is allowed to expand to, in my case 255 GiB (255 GiB × 1024 MiB/GiB = 261120 MiB). This can be placed in either your user profile or shared for all users:

Current User: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\All Users: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\
To create the template:
1. Start an elevated command prompt
2. Run diskpart.exe
3. Enter the following commands:
create vdisk file=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\Virtual-Hard-Disk.vhdx type=expandable maximum=261120
attach vdisk
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs label="Blank Virtual Disk" quick
assign letter=z
detach vdisk
4. Once the template is in place, just run this command:
reg.exe add HKCR\.vhdx\Windows.VhdFile\ShellNew /f /v FileName /t REG_SZ /d Virtual-Hard-Disk.vhdx
Now you just have to right-click in any file explorer window, also on remote network shares, select New > Hard Disk Image File and rename the file as you wish!


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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 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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I need to change a zip file to an epub file. I have heard this can be done, but when I add the .epub after the file name, I notice the file is still actually zip type file when I right click properties. This is causing a problem when I try to open it in in different ebook reader programs.

I know there is a way to change a file's actual file type, but I don't know how. Perhaps there is a software or I need to go into the registry?

I can do this either with windows 7 or XP home, because I have two computers. So help on either operating system would be great?

As a related question, I am wondering does changing a file's icon type actually change the file type or just the icon?

A:How do I change a file's file type (not only file association)?

Hi awd and welcome to Seven Forums.

I take it that your zip file is an e-book. Changing the extension does nothing to change the format of the data. If you have need to convert an e-book from one format to another try Calibre. In addition to managing e-books it allows you to convert from one form to another. calibre - E-book management

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Ok I'm totally at a loss on how to word this so I'm just going to write it out the best that I can...

First I have a batch file that I'm writing that will convert mp4 files to mp3 files (I have a lot) for a buddies band using ffmpeg.

Here's the code that I'm using:

ffmpeg -i folder\video.mp4 -f mp3 -ab 160000 -vn "\different folder\music.mp3"

what I would like to do is add to this so that I don't have to write out this code for every file I have... :/

I have the mp4 files in one folder and than the mp3 files are saving to another folder.

So here's an example of what the code will do if it isn't clear yet.

Folder 1:


what it should do is grab video1.mp4 and convert it.

ffmpeg -i folder\video1.mp4 -f mp3 -ab 160000 -vn "\different folder\music1.mp3"

and than move onto the next one

ffmpeg -i folder\video2.mp4 -f mp3 -ab 160000 -vn "\different folder\music2.mp3"

and than the next one

ffmpeg -i folder\video3.mp4 -f mp3 -ab 160000 -vn "\different folder\music3.mp3"

It's going to have to grab the name from the mp4 file and insert it for the mp3 file.

I can get around pretty good in cmd if it's basic commands but when it comes to something like this I'm a little confused...

Thanks for the help in advance!
I'll see what i can do about searching some more on what I would have to do and if I find the solution I'll post it here if it isn't already answered.

A:Batch File that grabs file names from folder to insert into batch file

A DOS "for /f" loop should do the trick, although changing the filename extension for the output to do everything in one line escapes me at the moment.

Perhaps you could do a dir .\folder\*.mp4/s/b > mp4s.txt, then make a copy of that and edit each line to rename the file to the destination name, and save it as mp3s.txt. Then you just feed both the source (mp4s.txt) and destination (mp3s.txt) filesnames into the for /f loop which handles the ffmpeg conversion.

Quite a crude solution and you'd have to handpatch the destination filenames, but i can't think of how to get a source mp4 filename and then just change the extension.

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First, what does "CBS" mean in cbs.log?

Does the cbs.log file show only errors? I create a cbs.log file a lot, so if there are errors, I'd like to correct them. However, my computer seems to be working just fine. sfc /scannow shows everything is OK.

I've tried findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log > c:\test.txt to create a text file so that I can read the cbs.log file, but this command creates the test.txt file with 0 bytes, and I know the cbs.log file is at least 1,000 bytes.

So, 1) how do I get a workable copy of my cbs.log file, and 2) how does one interpret its meaning?


A:CBS.log file: Getting a usable txt file and interpreting the file

You don't have any [SR] flagged entries in the cbs.log file.

To look at it, from a Command Prompt, enter:

notepad %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log

If you use Ctrl+F you can search for things, like [SR].

I believe System File Checker (SFC) adds the [SR] entries. If you haven't run it then they won't be there.

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