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Word stops working when I press "save" or "save as"

Q: Word stops working when I press "save" or "save as"

Just this really. And then I have to go to task manager and close it down and open it again but I can't get any work done as I can't save anything. I just installed the windows 8.1 patch two days ago. Any ideas anyone?

Preferred Solution: Word stops working when I press "save" or "save as"

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A: Word stops working when I press "save" or "save as"

Hey tra,

Go into control panel's uninstall programs section, find office, and select 'change'. Click repair, restart, and let me know if that helps.

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I'm running Word 2013. Up till a week or so it worked fine, but now it freezes completely whenever I try to save or save as a document, new or modified, in my C:\Users\Tom\Documents folder, even though it does seem to save or save as correctly if I choose subfolders in ...documents or other separate folders.

I have tried running Word in safe mode. No help.

I have done a complete repair using control panel/programs...no help. It seemed to have uninstalled MS Office 2013 completely and reinstalled it completely, and nothing improved. One minor problem I have with this is that I've lost my product key from the original version, and I can't retrieve it from Dell, where I bought the machine, so I can't activate the reinstalled MS Office 2013! It'll run till next Tuesday, then it'll be dead. My bad, but that's not what's causing me this grief.

I have checked the hard drive with AVG PCTuneup disk doctor and found no errors. I've defragged with that routine also; no help.

I've tried running Word with and without first launching any browser. The problem occurs whether or not I've launched a browser.

To my untrained eye, it seems as if whenever I try to point Word to my normal ...documents folder, to retrieve a doc stored there so I can work on it, or save a new doc there that I've just created, or "save as" a doc I've retrieved from a different folder, Word can't find that spot on my hard drive. But i... Read more

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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XP Home (installed SP2 recently, which MIGHT have something to do with this?).

Just saved two word docs and a bmp file, all separately. All three times I saw that a new location has been added to the Save As drop-down menu. It didn't open to My Documents folder but was in the general folder list of the whole computer. The location was called "FTP File Locations." It's never appeared on the Save As menu before. This made me think of the file/print sharing control, which is now located in the Windows Firewall, but I don't use that Firewall, I turned it off to use Norton. What was FTP Locations? And is there any way to disable file/print sharing without using the Windows Firewall? (These may be the same thing, I don't know.) Also, in Network Connections, I thought I'd find file/print sharing control there, but now XP wants me to run a whole Network Wizard thing..I'm afraid I'll somehow set up a network instead! or enable all kinds of things..I don't want to create a disaster here.

(My son installed an FTP program months ago for work he was doing, but the program was removed. I just searched for it, it's definitely gone.)

This is a stand-alone, non-networked home computer.

P.S. I saved another Word doc and now it's back to opening to My Documents folder as usual..now I can't find the FTP Locations anywhere.

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

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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I download a lot of images for my job and was wondering how to get rid of the save suggestions from the "Save Image As" window. I don't mean when you click on windows explorer and try to find a file, I mean when you find an image and press "Save Image As...". How do I remove the suggested save titles from the bottom of the window? I've tried highlighting them and pressing delete, but that doesn't seem to work. Forthcoming help will be appreciated.

A:How to remove the suggestions when I press "Save Image"

The easiest way is to just start typing your preferred filename in the filename box. There may be some registry editing that could eliminate any suggestions, but I'm not aware of the combination.

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Hello everyone
Recently, I'm playing Anno 1404 (also called Dawn of Discovery) in my Vista Home Basic 32bit finely until I saw the problem with the "save/load" problem. First, it saves "systematically" but, the save is corrupted to a 5kb file. Second, the game can't load the 'properlly saved' save file, and also the corrupted one also.

Few of the players had the similar problem, and someone said that making another user account works, and I tried and really worked for me. Yes, I can play this way, but all of my files and infos are saved in the Administrator account, and I don't want to switch users just to play that game

Recently I found a useful MS program, which is runas, and found how to run as another account. It asks for the account pw, and everythis was fine, but it doesn't run my game
It just closes the cmd and nothing happens. What could be this problem?
I hope Ubi gives out this fixing patch fast

A:Anno 1404 "save/load" problem and using "runas.exe"

Figured it out with Runasspc program (which also saves the password! )

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In any application under Win XP, when I use a Save As or Open dialog box, and click the down arrow next to the location box to search for the folder I want, the application never responds. Usually, I have to click the arrow a couple of times and then it sort of wakes up and responds, or the application crashes (the title bar of the dialog box will say "Not Responding".

Often, in the case of the Save As dialog, it won't say Save As in the upper left corner, only an "S" will appear there.

Seems like a memory issue or else something corrupt in the system. Before I shell out $35 to MS to have them fix something that shouldn't be broken, can anyone help???

A:Sluggish/nonresponsive "Save-As" and "Open" dialog boxes

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I just got a new Hewlett Packard computer with Windows XP. The CD drive is a combo CD reader, writer and DVD. The main reason I need it is to backup my many documents, database programs (RootsMagic family history, Quicken, etc.), photographs and drawings. The pre-installed burning program on the computer is Adaptec's (I think) Sonic RecordNow!, which is useless for my needs because of the way it works. The HP tech suggested I download DLA to enable me to use "drag & drop" through Windows Explorer, but I haven't had much luck with that, either. What I need is to be able to use a CD-RW as a giant floppy - to add, delete, copy, edit and move files, just as I do on my regular floppies, using "drag & drop" through Windows Explorer, or "save as...". What software do I need for this? Please use "baby-talk" with me, because I don't understand any of the initials, terms and technical language I see all over these forums. Thanks, Dellasha

A:Data backup and storage to CD-RW's using "Drag & Drop" or "Save as..."

The most versatile program for that is "Nero"
The latest version Nero6 Reloaded is a bit bloated, maybe the NeroMIX will do better for you. Read the specs here: www.nero.com

The part that interests you specifically is InCD.

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my boss only know how to use google chrome, and he usually save websites in his own document library, and he always use "right click mouse > save as" to open his own document library directory, and sometimes he will save some pdf, but when he tries to open an pdf file through google chrome with right click > save as, he can only see file with html extension. any one can help to add "all files" in the drop-down menu next to "Save as type" in google chrome, so he can see all files types when he right click > save as through the google chrome browser.

Thks in advance

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About one month ago, a new problem surfaced:

Most times when I try to "Save As" a document and the application calls Windows Explorer for me to Browse where to save the file, it hangs for upwards of 60 seconds. The Browse window appears, but then I get a "spinning circular cursor" for 45-60 seconds until I can do anything. This occurs in all applications from MSExcel through Internet Explorer.

The system never completely crashes, but there is always this 60 second lag now.

The lag also occurs when I try to open a document...and to a less extent, but sometimes, when I simply open Windows Explorer (Windows Explorer is inconsistent as to whether it will give me a lag...sometimes it does work fine).

I have previously tried posting in the malware forum. I had picked something up they found...and cleaned it out, but that seems to have been completely unrelated to this as it was a virus redirecting my Google searches.

Can anyone help?

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This has been happening the majority of the time for the last week or so. I've scanned for viruses, spyware, etc., but that isn't the problem. Whenever I try to save as, nothing happens. The hour glass comes up for about a half a second and then nothing happens. The same when I try to click browse or when I try to open a file, like pictures. This has never happened before except the last few days. I had a problem with spyware, but I've since installed zone alarm and firefox instead of IE explorer, which I had to do because I was getting an error on IE and it wouldn't open. I hope someone can help. Thank you.

A:cannot "save as," "browse," or "open."

Welcome to the forum.

1. Which version of Windows, to include SP?

2. Did the problem begin after installing / removing hardware / software, to include updates to AV & Windows?
2a. When was Windows last updated?
2b. Is your computer set to obtain Windows updates automatically?

3. Which tools did you use to scan for malware?

4. Can't save as, browse or open. Please explain. For example, what can't you open? Can you open notepad, type a few words, then save the file?

5. What kind of problems were you having with IE?

You're welcomed.


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Hey guys, I've a Toshiba laptop running Vista and just recently all of my desktop iconss have a recycle bin on them. Also since this happened whenever I try to save anything or open something from my computer and put it on the internet the internet browser (and save as/open window) will stop responding and I'll have to close it. Any help would be great!

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Whenever I perform a "Save As..." or a "Save File" (e.g. with an email attachment), the pop-up save menu always defaults to NOT displaying the navigation pane(s) showing the existing folders/files in the target folder - see thumbnail below left.

To view the folder tree and folder/file list (see thumbnail below right), you have to click on the "Browse Folders" button at the bottom left.

Is there a registry hack or other setting that will reverse this setting for me?

P.S. This problem appears to occur when the application uses the standard Win7 explorer for the save - when using Photoshop, for example, it happily displays the folders and images etc.

A:How to default to "Browse Folders" on "Save as.."

Which version of Internet Explorer do you have? Is it 8, 9, or 10? I only have 8 and I didn't see any way of changing this in there and mine does not do what yours does, so I'm thinking that you have either 9 or 10. If you do, then I will install the version you have and take a look.

You see, this kind of thing can be changed in other browsers like Firefox, and it has been possible for as long as I can remember (several years).

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Ok I've had this problem for quite a while now and I really hope that someone can help me fix it. Pretty much, let's take microsoft word.

I click on "File" then "Open". Then in the box that pops up, there is a space near the top of the box that is right side of " Look in: " It usually says "My Documents" when popped up. But when I click on the little arrow that's pointing down to see a dropdown of where else I can save to, the program freezes and I have to do a ctrlaltdelete. The same thing happens when I click on "File" then "Save As" and I want to click the little arrow to see a dropdown.
Anything that I am doing for that box to pop up and if I click that little arrow the program freezes. WHAT AM I TO DO!!! HELP PLZ!!

Thank you for your time~

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O/S: Windows 95
Internet access via Modem using "Dial Up Connection" to ISP. The dialogue box includes two options (a) "Save Password", and (b) "Connect Automatically". They are always greyed out and can not be selected or activated. As a result I always have to type in the password though I would rather not have to.

What I need to know is (1) why are these options not selectable and how can I get them to activate? and (b) what exactly does "Connect Automatically" do?


A:How to "Save Password" for "Dial Up Connection"

Do you get the Window logon box when you bootup? If so, do you just cancel it? That will ususlly eleminate password control. One simple thing you can try is go to Start>Find Files and Folders and do a search for *.pwl. If you find a file with a anyname.pwl, right click on it and rename it to old.pwl. Reboot and if you get the Windows logon, enter a name or number dont set a password. Let us know if it works or not.

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I have Internet Explorer 7 with my Windows Vista Home Premium and I have two probelms:
1. I can't use the save target as function, it is always disabled. My mouse will be over a link and in the status bar it will show a direct link to a file, but I still won't be able to do it.
2. The Content Advisor has been eneabled sinse I got my laptop and I can't get the password to turn it off, as I didn't set it. It gives the hint "Dell" every time.

If you can help me it would be appreciated.

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We are suddenly experiencing weird delays when we use the "receive" function in Outlook to download mail from our e-mail service provider. The mail leaves the service provider server immediately, but does not show up in the Outlook inbox for hours or even a day or two. It is just some of the mail; meanwhile, other mail comes through like normal. And the mail that is not coming through is from people who are on our approved senders list and with whom we've been exchanging mail regularly in the past.

Similarly, there is a shorter delay when using the "save-as" feature in Word. Before, the file showed up immediately in the directory it was being saved in. Now, there is a lag of a few minutes.

We are using Office 2007, and do not have an Exchange server. The mail comes directly into the desktop computer from the e-mail service provider. We tried running Office Diagnostics, but all it did was suggest we download any Office updates and apply them, which we did. It had no effect on the problems.

We have a hardware firewall (Linksys) and have the Windows software firewall disabled. Everything was working fine until a couple of weeks ago. And the percentage of messages that are being delayed is escalating.

Any idea what is causing this, and how to fix it?


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Until today my computer, running Windows XP Home Edition, had two user accounts; one for my mother (titled "Nancy Loury") and one for me (titled "Kev"). However I found myself simply using my mothers more often and saw having two accounts when both of us really only use one as redundant. So I decided to delete the Kev user account. The account had all of my very important files in it under My Documents. When I went to delete the account, it of course asked me if I wanted to save the contents of the My Documents folder for the Kev account under a folder labeled "Kev" on the Nancy Loury user's desktop. I of course did want to save them, so I clicked "Save Files", the account was deleted, and on the desktop is the file labeled "Kev" which, according to the system, should hold all the contents of the My Documents from the Kev account. I clicked on the folder and to my horror I found that it was completely empty; the system had not saved a single one of the files in My Documents like I had asked it too and like it said it would do. Nothing is there.

I've no idea why this happened, all I know is I'm extremely upset about this. What do I do to recover the files from the now deleted My Documents?

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Microsoft Word 2003 on my Sony Vaio laptop doesn't have a Save As function, either in the File menu or as shortcut Alt+F A. It's not even there as a disabled/greyed out option - the options under File go straight from Save to Save as a webpage. Any ideas what could have happened "Save As" or how to restore it?

A:Microsoft Word 2003 doesn't have "Save As" function

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I run a volunteer group and have been donated a number of XP-based PCs with Office 2007 suite. The machines have had little use and are all in good condition. I would like to configure the "save as" function in WORD and PowerPoint so that users can only save any file they have created to an external USB drive (thus preventing files being saved to the hard drives).
If this is not possible can Windows XP be configured so that any file saved to hard drive is deleted as soon as machine is switched off? This would certainly focus user's minds in the future!
Thank you for any help on this.

A:Solved: modify word 2007 to force "save to USB only"

To do the clean up at reboot one needs to get a third party program such as "DeepFreeze".
See http://www.faronics.com/products/deep-freeze/enterprise/

Most any program can NOT be set as default that a USB device to be set as the place for saving files.
What would you expect to happen if such a device was not found by the program.

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cannot "save as" on XP Pro OS to network share drive on server running WIN98 on peer to peer. Gets error message that "cannot save to directory, does not exist,
>or do not have password, etc."
>Problems is with pc running XP OS only.
but able to "save as" to another folder...

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I first noticed that these weird tmp. files were showing up like ~wrl3071.tmp the numbers in the file name varied. Next, when I "save as" a word doc, the file saves another copy with the first to characters of the filename being ~$ and another copy of the original will show up the the ~$ in place of the 2 first characters in the filename. If you try to open the ~$ file, a word file conversion text box opens and ask if you to select the code you want to convert from.. Japenese. I am a PC retard and luckily don't have many problems. I have ran Mcafee and Ad-aware and nothing seems to be a problem. Any ideas? Thanks

A:word docs "save as" filename ~$xxxx

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I've got Windows XP Pro, running Office 2003. When I right click on a Word file, and go to "Save As", it will only give me the options to save the new file as a Word 2007, or a Word 2007 Macro-enabled Document (.docm)

How do I change this, as no one in my company uses Office 2007 yet? I know I can open the document and save it as a .doc file from there, but just thought I'd try to find a way to simplify the process. Thanks in advance!!

A:Office 2003 Word "Save As..." Options

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Thanks to several forum posts on these boards, I've been able to create a "Before Save" macro in word that enables me to run a macro when the user presses the save button.

In Module1 of the file

Dim X As New Class1
Public Sub Register_Event_Handler()
Set X.App = Word.Application
End Sub
In Class1 class modules of the file


Public WithEvents App As Word.Application

Private Sub App_DocumentBeforeSave(ByVal Doc As Document, SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)


End Sub

The macro I call basically saves the file in its location, but also in other locations (as an html file on a webserver, and as a docx file on a separate drive).

This works perfectly.

However, when an autosave occurs every 10 minutes, the user gets this error message "saving the autorecovery file is postponed for ~WRA0000."

Is there a way to modify the VBA code so that it doesn't run on Autorecovery saves, or any solution that would prevent this error message from appearing?

I'm using Windows Vista pro with Word 2007.


A:"Before Save" Macro in word causes Autorecovery errors


I'm not sure if this will work, but it's worth a shot.
Public WithEvents App As Word.Application

Private Sub App_DocumentBeforeSave(ByVal Doc As Document, SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)
End Sub


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Trying to reinstall Office 97 on a laptop where it is presently installed. Error message says "dos and windows programs cannot be installed on this computer". Separate problem; on this same computer, when saving Word documents, only the first letter of any file name is shown in the my document file

A:Office/Word 97 installation and "save" problems

What make and model laptop? What operating system is running on it? It sounds suspiciouly like a message you might get trying to install a Windows or DOS program on an Apple notebook (laptop).

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Hi Tech Support Guys,

I did a really dumb thing. After 10 hours of transcribing a huge document in Word 2003, I also had this other document open at the same time for reference, and then I accidently saved that other file over top of my transcription file name.

I know, stupid, stupid, stupid.

Now I have lost my original transcript. I do have autosave working every 10 minutes, but I never activated Word's backup feature.

Am I really as scr*wed as I think I am?

Thanks a bunch!


A:Solved: Undo "save as" in Word 2003

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I've seen numerous stuff on this online and most tell you to empty your temp internet files (done...folder's empty) and make sure the "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" option is unchecked in the "Advanced" section.

Both are done. My Temp Internet Files cache is set to 250MB, so I know it's neither full nor too small.

All was working fine until recently and I can't really think of much that could have caused the problem. Would any of the protections in SpyBot S&D cause this? Suggestions?

I found that trying to reinstall IE is like pulling teeth.

No problems with any other graphics programs or Netscape, so the issue is limited to IE.

A:"Save As" in IE only allows me to save as a BMP, "untitled" file.

First of all :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:

Secondly the search feature is your friend...


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Frequently when using Word2003 and try to save files w/ "save" or "save as" causes XP to reboot immediately. Does not happen every time but can happen several times a day and sometimes only after several days of operation. When reboots get message that system has recovered from a serious fault. Report to MS. MS Online Crash Analysis reports that a device driver has caused the problem but cannot determine the precise cause. So far have reloaded the video drivers with the latest update.

System info:
Dell Dimension 933r. 512 MB RAM. 20 GB HD. >5 GB avail. Initially had WinME but HD has since been reformated and reloaded w/ WinXP home from scratch. Office 2003 recently installed. Device Manager reports no problems w/ hardware. No blue screens, no error messages, etc. Running Norton Systemworks 2004. No new hardware except ram but when running ME additional ram did not cause any problems.

Any suggestions?


A:Word2003 "save" or "save as" causes reboot in XP

Hi, and welcome to tsg

does it do it when its saving to the disk just on the file command - you may have a disk or memory error

in the event viewer do you see anything which mayhelp
control panel> admin tools>event viewer

otherwise it may be worth unclicking the reboot on error

control panel > system>advanced >startuo and recover > box for reboot - and then repost the full error message
but first post the event logs info

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Hi All:
For over a year now I have had problems trying to save files in a different place to that suggested by Vista e.g. Vista might suggest saving a file to C:\User\Documents\ (say) but I want to save it to D:\Subject\File name. As soon as I enter the new location Word promptly crashes. (It will save to the original suggested location with no problem).
I thought that this was an MS Office 2003 problem and uninstalled MS Office and installed "Open Office" instead. However, exactly the same problem occurs, so it would seem to be down to Vista (Basic).

Anyone seen this one before?

I am using an Acer 5051 laptop, 2GHz uP, 2GB RAM, 60GB HDD, VISTA Basic OS.

All and any help appreciated.

A:Vista/MS Word crashes when trying to "Save as.."


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I'm running Office 2003 in Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 7) with no visible issues.

Except that when I want to save a Word document using "Save As" it prompts me for all sorts of unsuitable locations...My Music, My Pictures, My Videos, and some random programs which somehow landed up in the "Documents" folder. None of the shortcuts I'd like to see there (and which are in the folder, because I put them there!) show up. What to do?

A:Office Word 2003 "Save As"

What do you have defined for where documents should be saved under Tools->Options->File Locations?

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I use microsoft word on a mac. Whenever i click "save as" the box that opens up seems to be too big and the "save" and "cancel" buttons are out of sight, below the screen. I can remedy this by clicking the "^" button and then dropping it down again but it's annoying. Any remedies?

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I have Windows XP Home with Service Pack 2 installed. The processor is a Pentium 4 3ghz. I have 13gb free on the drive and have 1024mb memory installed. The problem is when I try to save a document in Microsoft Office nothing happens. The hourglass comes up and freezes. I have uninstalled my Office Pro 2000 and reinstalled but still have the same problem. The save and save as features still work with the PowerPoint.

A:MS Word "Save"Doesn't Work

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I am using Office XP and am having issues with Word and Excel freezing and quiting whenever I try to save a Doc. Using the "save as" feature the box appears , I then go to the Save in: drop down box ad click the downward arrow. Word ( and excel) freeze up , then quit and offer to send an error message to Microsoft ( big help). Any help would be great ! thanks

A:"save as " issues in MS Word/Excel

Does it perform an illegal exception? Any error details when the program freezes up/crashes?

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I'm getting the same error message in Word 2007 that I've seen a lot of your users write about. I either write a new document in Word 2007 or edit one from either 2003 or 2007. I can save the document with no problems for 5 or 6 times, sometimes getting all the way out of Word. On the 7th save, I get the following error message: "WORD CANNOT COMPLETE THE SAVE DUE TO A FILE PERMISSON ERROR." Then it lists the drive, folder, and exact file name in parentheses. When I click on OK in that message box, I sometimes get a subsequent error message that reads: "Check the drive to make sure the door is closed and it contains the correct disk or CD." Then I click on OK, and Word not only DOES NOT SAVE my document, but it also DELETES the earlier version from the drive where I've saved it. I don't know if it's important, but the drive on which I save everything I want to keep is a flash drive. My husband just told me, "Save the document to your hard drive. If it works, this indicates that you may have a bad flash drive." I tried that, and the document did save to my hard drive. I really don't believe, however, that the flash drives are the problem: yesterday (March 1, 2009) was the first day I have ever had this kind of problem, and I've been using Office/Word 2007 for a couple of months now. Also, the program did the same thing to my "copy" flash drive. (I have two back-up flash drives - - one an original, one a ... Read more

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It's a mole hill of a problem, but it is a bit annoying to have to click on my principal drive ("C") every time I'm doing a "save". I have enclosed an excerpt of a screen shot of my "save as" window to display how the default drive being automatically selected is the "D" drive rather than the "C" drive that I use primarily. To be honest, I don't know whether this can be corrected by a software change, or whether it's the way the two hard drives are connected in my computer.

I'd appreciate it if anyone has a suggestion to offer if there is a way to make my "C" drive the default selection when I attempt to do a save function. Thanks

A:Solved: How do I change default hard drive when doing a "Save as""?

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Apologies if this is a duplicate post. I have not been able to find a similar problem anywhere on Google or in the forums.

My "Documents" library points to a network location on a corporate network. Recently, our IT department had an issue with permissions and had to copy the location to a new folder location. When I attempted to repoint my "Documents" library to the new location, all my libraries simply broke.

Symptoms I am experiencing:

1. I am able to open the Library's "Properties" page, but it is frozen. The only buttons that work are "OK" and "Cancel". I can click on the other buttons and the drop down, but nothing happens when I do. The window just sits there and says "Calculating"

2. The "Save As" option doesn't work on some programs, but does work on others. I suspect this is because some programs are querying Windows 7 for the default save location and it is invalid (probably null) in Windows. Other programs are pulling up the location that I last saved at or where the file opened currently resides. That's just a guess though.

Resolutions I have already attempted:

I have deleted all libraries and then used the "Restore Default Libraries" function. This has no effect.

I have deleted all libraries and then created a new library called "Documents". I went in to the newly created "Documents" folder and clicked on "Include a folder". This allowed... Read more

A:Library Properties Page Frozen - "Save As" function not working

I suspect you would have an image can yo not reinstall from there?

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I have been using windows 10 for about a year with no significant problems. However, recently, when I go to "save as" in any MS file it no longer gives me the Explorer view of my various files. Instead I get the attached view to save my files.

For all of my long time use of MS anytime I did "save as" it would navigate and display the contents of my folders and subfolders I used to organize my file on my hard drive, I chose which folder or file to save it to from there. Now I see the attached.

As I said earlier, I have been using Windows 10 for about a year now but recently changed to a HP laptop from a Dell. Previous windows 10 did the ?save as? in the traditional manner it went directly to windows explorer when I did a "save as" file. I do not think that changing to HP should have anything to do with it no longer saving.

Please Help

A:MS "Save As" Function Recently started Working Differently

It's now File Explorer since Win8 and just saying you have Win10 doesn't cut it anymore, need to know more about the Version and the Build number as there's 2 versions of Win10 available, one is the RTM and the other is the Insider Preview [BETA/test] version and they can look and maybe work a bit different. The RTM is probably 1511 and the other is 1607. The Anniversary Update is also Version 1607 but is slow getting to the RTM installs.

It looks like you are doing the Save As from within a program, might be important to know which. At the top of the list of files where it says Documents is an up arrow, click that to move to different Folders to make a different choice.

My HP, Dell and Toshiba Notebooks work the same using Version 1511 Build 10586.545.

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I have a HP 2ghz 40gb with windows me. Recently when I Right click on a website, the list comes up, but the Save target as feature is grayed out. About 2 weeks ago I was having serious problems with my pc, so I used the restore CD that came with my computer and now it works fine, except for the "Save Target as" feature. It used to work all the time and now all of a sudden for some unknown reason, I can't click on "save Target as", Does anybody know why?
I can save files with save as and I can save pictures, but I can't use the "save target as." I use that feature a lot. Please help me, Thanks a lot, it is very much appreciated, for sure.

A:Solved: Right Click "Save Target as" not working

This should be the fix:

176316 - Save Target As Unavailable


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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Tricky, this one!

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I don't know if I accidently changed a setting or what, but I no longer have the "save as" option in the pull down menu of Word.

this is a real nuisance and is driving me nuts.

I've looked at all my options and settings and I don't see what the problem is - anyone have any insights, or suggestions?

thank you

A:no "save as" option in Word - XP

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I use MS Word 2002. When I save a word document, by default it saves it in My Documents. I want to change this default to Desktop. How can I do this? Thanks

A:MS Word "Save-In" Default

I have a different version of Word, but it should be similar.

Go to Tools>Options. There a window with a number of tabs should be displayed. One of the tabs should be labeled "File Locations". Click that tab, and you will see where your documents are stored by default. You should be able to change it there.

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My vista computer has messed up icons, all of the shortcuts have a power icon in the corner where the shortcut arrow should be. On the desktop the "My Computer" icon is the "unknown file type" icon even though it will open correctly, some normal folders are like that to but the music, pictures, contacts, desktop etc., in the user folder, are the normal icons. When try to change the icons, it won't change. Also I can't save any screen shots because the "save as" program, if there is one for the whole operating system, won't work right and says its not responding every time (after wait an hour for it to load and click on the top of the window). Is this just because of a corrupted file or is it unfixable and I will have to completely restore the operating system? If it is a corrupted file then what files will I have to replace? It has been this way for a long time and there has been many changes to the system settings so I can't just do a revert to an older configuration to fix it. Before it hasn't been that bad, but now that I made a shutdown shortcut and tried to change the icon, all of the icons have the shutdown icon instead of the shortcut arrow icon. I have also deleted the shutdown shortcut and tried changing the icon but it still didn't work. I'm thinking it might be the SHELL32.dll file but that doesn't explain the "save as" program not working.

Please help. My mom has been bugging me to fix it for a while and I haven't had the... Read more

A:Icons and "save as" not working on vista

um could someone help in any way I would like to consult an expert before I start messing around with system files so if any one had this problem before and fixed it please tell me how you fixed it. Basically my problem is the icons are wrong on most of the files on the computer and when I try to save a document or image (on ms paint or ms office) the "save as" window would say it wasn't responding. I am suspecting it might be a currupted file maybe SHELL32.dll which is where the icons are stored or the explorer.exe file which is the file navigation application which may solve the "save as" problem but I don't wnat to mess with the system files yet soif there is a different way to solve this without having to mess with very important system files then please let me know

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