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Q: programs that display html forcing me to open in browser or save file


I have a Hewlett Packard Vectra desktop pc
Pentium 3, 930 Mhz, 128MB ram
Windows XP home edition upgrade
This is a very strange problem, it may have to do with my registry.
After running a registry scan and fixing errors, I noticed that all
my software programs that display any kind of html, such as
Outlook Express, my html editor, my keyword research tool, and
my webpage design software, will no longer display, but instead,
a windows screen pops up prompting me to either open the file
in my browser or save it, thus, rendering my software programs
useless. I have no idea how to fix this and I don't have the technical
knowledge for this type of problem. If need be, I will reformat
the hard drive and just start over, but would rather fix the problem.
I scanned the registry twice (mistake), so I don't think I can go back to the way it was.

Any ideas? Thanks.


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First of all, my english is till improving so plz dont mind my mistakes and i hope some of u will be able to understand me

I have a really "weird" problem going on in my computer and i currently use windows xp sp 3.

I start a program (let us say paint in this case).
i want to open a file, i press file - open - and then try to go to My documents for finding the file i want to use, the whole program stops responding and closes within some seconds.
This problem happens in all my programs where i want to save/open a file. I just cant go to other folders and save/open a file from there!
Once I got a error reporting box saying this:
"DrWatson Postmortem Debugger has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

It started to be like this for some days ago, and i couldnt find a solution to it.
Cant remember that i downloaded something that can cause it all.

Thanks for all answers!

A:cant go to other folders and save/open a file in several programs

You likely have a Windows Explorer issue related to a virus/malware.

Please follow this sites pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here.->


If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hello all. I was hoping someone could help me out with this problem.

I have two displays. My first is 1680x1050, my second is 1920x1080. When I run an application, it always opens on my first. For some things this is a problem -- namely applications like Team Fortress 2 or XBMC, things which run in fullscreen and determine their resolution limits at launch. I want to play Team Fortress 2 in fullscreen on my secondary display, but it just doesn't want to let me.

The ideal solution would be some way to tell Windows that I want certain apps to open on Display #2, not #1. Is there some launch option that might do this, the way you can create shortcuts with "-windowed" suffixed?

A:Forcing applications to open on a second display?

Well you can tell the particular applications to open in Windowed mode and drag them to the particular display you wish to use. The Windows shortcut to move a window to the next display is Win+Shift+Right/Left

You can also change your primary display to the one which you'd like to play full screen applications on.

The more user friendly solution is to purchase or download an application which can manage dual displays a bit better than Window's native functions. Here's a list...

Realtime Soft UltraMon
Actual Multiple Monitors

As far as TF2 is concerned, you can use the launch commands "-noborder" and "-windowed". The first command will cause a windowed game not to show borders then second command simply forces the game to run in windowed mode. "-noborder" should force windowed mode.

To use these commands you can either append the commands to the end of the shortcut target line or you can add it to the launch options within the steam games window itself. Right Click Game > Properties > Launch Options

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On a new Windows XP (SP2) PC when I click on a web page link it opens an IE6 box full length but only about half as wide as the screen. How can I force IE6 sessions to open full screen? Thanks.

A:Forcing IE browser to open maximized

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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?

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interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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

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

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

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I am trying to run the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.3 after performing WSUS on a Widows 7 system. After installing and copying the .cab file to
C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\MBSA\Cache but when I try to start the Analyzer it
keeps asking to either save or open a default.html. When I choose save it adds a default.html file to the download folder. If I choose open, it just adds another default.html file to the download folder.

Any idea's?


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I have a link that is point to a small excel file on one of HTML pages on my server. When user open the link, the file open in the browser with funny characters.

How to make the link open the save file dialog?

I tried Firefox and internet explorer and I got the same result.

A:Solved: save xls file that is in html page

The simplest option to download it for yourself is to right click on the link and choose "Save link as" (or the equivalent in whichever browser you are using). If you need to resolve the issue for a lot of people and don't want to tell them all "right click on this link and choose Save link as", you might find the information that you're looking for here.

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Trying to figure out a global issue with are new  Windows 7 image at work in IE.  We have old PC's that we are replacing and on the PC's we are using an updated Windows 7 image but has the same IE 11 version 11.0.9600.18738CO on both images.
 The difference though is that there is no security prompt to open PDF files on the old image.  On the new one we get the prompt to Open, save or save-as and trying to find a way to remove it.  Our guy that built the image did not set the Group
Policy intentionally if there is one for this.  I can't find a way to remove the prompt in GPedit.msc, missing the "Launching applications and unsafe file" is missing but yet i see the option under security settings in IE.  The radio buttons
are grayed out from making changes in that window.

Any thoughts?

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Trying to figure out a global issue with are new  Windows 7 image at work in IE.  We have old PC's that we are replacing and on the PC's we are using an updated Windows 7 image but has the same IE 11 version 11.0.9600.18738CO on both images.
 The difference though is that there is no security prompt to open PDF files on the old image.  On the new one we get the prompt to Open, save or save-as and trying to find a way to remove it.  Our guy that built the image did not set the Group
Policy intentionally if there is one for this.  I can't find a way to remove the prompt in GPedit.msc, missing the "Launching applications and unsafe file" is missing but yet i see the option under security settings in IE.  The radio buttons
are grayed out from making changes in that window.

Any thoughts?

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whenever i try to open a large hmtl file in the browser

only one page opens the rest of the file
never opens what should i do
pl let me know


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I run a small departmental website.

Whenever I change the content, I always have people call me to say that the page hasn't been updated. Then I tell them to press the reload/refresh button and they see the changes.

Is there any way to force the pages to reload instead of using the cached pages?

A:Forcing HTML pages to reload

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Hello All,

Here is my problem. Everytime I open a program like Bearshare, Adobe, World of warcraft, etc. IE explorer opens up with the prompts the "Open or Save" dialog box and prompts me to download a file or open it. Typically, it's an html file which I think is supposed to open up within the program itself.. sorta like the splash screen. Instead it is getting opened with IE explorer and prompting me to save it or open is. .The save path is documents/settings... Example. Whenever I used to open bearshare, a splash screen would appear in the open window of bearshare. Now, I get this darn IE explorer prompting me to download and html file or open it up seperately.

This is driving me nuts! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks much.

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This is a weird problem I've not seen before and I could use some help or someone to point me in the right direction. I searched the forum with no luck.
I'm assuming this is an issue related only to my machine and not an IE7 problem.

When I click on this link (or one in similar format on the same page), the new window will initially begin to open. Then the new browser instance is redirected to another site....which seems fine & the page switches to the new address, then suddenly the window disappears and the "File Download-Security Warning" box appears and asks if I want to save the file or find a program online to open it with:
Program Name: browserRedirect
Type: Unknown File Type
From: ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net

Clicking on "Find" takes me to the Windows File Association web page where it says that windows does not recognize this MIME type.

Here's the actual link:
If I need to register a file type, I don't where to start! I scrolled through all the file types in My Computer and honestly, I'm at a loss as to what to do.
Could this be related to some corrupted mime file or something?

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A:Ie7 Link Won't Open - Prompts Me To Save The File Or Find A Program To Open It With

First try this :Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users * Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation. * An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program. * If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Udates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.) * When done, select "Scan for Harmful Software". * There are three scanning options. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next". * When done, a Scan Summary will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK". * Make sure they all have a checkmark next to them and click "Next". * A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu. * Click Preferences and then click the statistics/logs tab. * Click the dated log and press View log. A text file will appear so you can see the results. * Select close to exit the program. * Scan in SAFE MODEIf that does't work please run Online Microsft test (IE required) to rle further issues.

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I have new computer, widow 7 64bit, IE 8.

I have lots of html files (index.html) but I can't open them in IE, which is my default internet browser. I have to right click it and select open with and choose either Firefox or Google chrome. Why?

Please help
Thank you

A:I can't open html file in IE

Hi Unicorn76,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Go to: File association fixes for Windows Vista and click on the html option and fix the file association for html files. Once done, I believe IE should be able to open them.

I hope this helps. If not, post back and we'll try to find another solution.

Good luck!

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I have new computer, widow 7 64bit, IE 8.

I have lots of html files (index.html) but I can't open them in IE, which is my default internet browser. I have to right click it and select open with and choose either Firefox or Google chrome. Why?

I can open any web site in IE, it is just the html files!

Please help
Thank you

A:I can't open html file in IE

You need to fix the default file association for html file extension. Heres a tut, if you scroll down you'll find the downloads for .htm and .html.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I have Windows Vista 64 and after installing a printer driver and a Twitter client (which later I uninstalled), ALL programs 32 bit-based could not do Open/Save As, clicking on then will not do any action and will not show any error message. Also, the hotmail attachement command Save Target As (using IE) shows an error message "Internet Explorer can not download. Interface not compatible".

If I open IE 64 and Office 2003 it will work correctly in the File Open/Save As commands...

Looks like a comdlg32.dll or the registry is corrupted / damaged...

Any experience like this? Please help...

A:32 bit programs with problems with Open/Save As


Can you please press the Windows Key + R to open the Run dialogue. Type cmd and press enter. Go past the UAC prompt if necessary. Type sfc /scannow noting the space and let the scan run. It will take about 15 minutes. If integrity violations are found, parse and upload the log files. See the top yellow box here on how to parse the logs files: System Files - SFC Command and then upload/paste inline if you really cannot upload sfcdetails.txt from your Desktop.


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Hi everyone. This is my first post here, so please forgive me if it's in the wrong place. I wasn't sure where else it fits.

Here's my issue, I've been having some major trouble with all of my programs. At first I thought it was just with my Adobe Creative suite, but then I noticed it was happening on my Office Suite. Then on firefox, IE, etc.

Every time I open up the window to save or open a file from a specific directory, the program crashes. Resetting my computer helps for a while but after a few hours, it goes back to crashing all my programs. I'm getting very desperate as I have some looming deadlines and this is really affecting my work.

I've tried 'refreshing' my system and it says my drive is locked...
I've tried restoring a backup but get an error...
I've tried formatting my system and it says a partition is missing...

Please let me know if you brilliant people need any other information.

A:All programs crash when trying to open or save

Could be a virus, but sometimes it might be the language that your system is in.

Some programs only work with english, so when saving to a directory the letters in a different language will show as "??????"

example C;\ Users\?????????\Downloads\
I've had problems where i couldn't install or save a game or file just because the name of a folder was in a seperate language than english.

This might be your problem, although I doubt it since you are from Ohio, and probably only use english.

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When I used IE, whatever information I downloaded as an html file, it just opened.
Since I use Firefox and Kaspersky, Kaspersky asks each and ever time for every file if Allow or Deny. This is very annoying.
Is there a way either in Kaspersky or somewhere in Windows XP to set this up that Kaspersky doesn't asks or block html files?

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My software creates HTML files to display in browser.
Problem: I can not open the file from IE nor Firefox
It displays a blank screen.
More: if I attach to a novell drive, then I can read it and display it.
On my network the file is located on a shared drive f: \\server\data, in a subdirectory called \apps\pharm\temp
file is chrcps.htm
It must be related to the serveur security but I can't find where...



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I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how to make the 'Libraries' folder structure appear when doing a file open file save. In both case I can see the folders labeled Desktop, Documents, Downloads, etc. but I cannot see the Libraries folder.

Is this possible? How?

Thank you,


A:Solved: Question: How to see libraries in the File Save/File Open form

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After having successfully convinced windows 8.1 to display file details by default in Explorer windows, I would like to do the same for open/save dialogues. However, I am stumped. Attached is a screenshot of such a dialogue on my system.

Can anybody help me? thx

A:How to set open/save dialogue to display details by defaul

Hey 'screen', how's it goin? Welcome to Windows EightForums!

Use the drop down menu:

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IE on my system often hangs when I attempt to open a file that I saved to my hard drive. It seems that it always happens if I save a page that contains a shockwave file. The page opens fine if I navigate from the internet, but if I attempt to open the file from my hard drive then the page hangs for ~25 seconds. After that everything works fine.

To reproduce the issue navigate to www.yahoo.com. Next, follow one of the links under "In the News". After the news page opens, save the file by clicking on the File - Save As... menu item and then under "Save as type" select "Web page, HTML only". Then click the Save button to save the file. Finally, open the saved file by clicking on the File - Open... menu item. On my system the text will appear immediately, but then IE will hang for a while, after which the advertisement will appear.

Any ideas?

Thanks a lot for any help!

A:IE hangs when open saved html file

Try using firefox to open the html. file you download its better than Internet explorer

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When I try to open a local html file (either by right clicking on it and opening with IE, or by loading IE and then dragging and dropping a file onto it), IE immediately crashes.
Specifically, it will come up with the crash popup window "Internet Explorer has stopped working". You click "Close the program" and it does it a second time (which is normal behaviour for how IE will try only twice, to avoid an infinite loop), and then you end up still in IE on that page that says "We were unable to return you to the page you were viewing."
It is not an issue with the code or content of the html file. Even a file that just says "hello" in it will crash this way.

A:IE crashes when I try to open any local html file

use chrome

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I've got "Offer to save passwords" checked and it works generally, but there are some sites where that offer has not been made and I have to enter a password manually every time. I guess this is something the site can control, but is there no way I can take command of the process and make Chrome save and cough up the password?

A:Forcing save of password in Chrome

Go to , Setting, then Advanced Settings, and see if, Enable Autofill and Offer to Save Passwords are both checked.

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The save as/open dialogue box is not opening in any of the programs on my laptop. I use a Asus PEM 1015 with a Intel Atom N550 processor and Windows 7 starter edition.

The save as/open dialog box does not open in any of the programs including all office products, chrome, firefox, paint etc. The program crashes when I try to save as/open any file.

I am not really very good at technical things, so don't know how to put up an error report detailing what the problem is.

However, I searched the forums and found this solution to my problems,

Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2

Click on Start button, in Search box type regedit and click on the regedit icon in the search results. Navigate to the following key.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Office\12.0\Word\Data

(That number might be 12.0 or 11.0 or 10.0 depending on which version of Office you have installed). Then do the following.
Click Data, then click Export on the File menu.
Name the file Windata.reg, and then save the file to the desktop.
Click Delete on the Edit menu, and then click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Now test whether the crash happens again.

It worked, but only for a day. The problem is back, and now repeating the above steps also do not help.

(I have also tried an SFC/Scannow. But it always stops at 21%.)

Please advice.

Thanks a lot.

A:Save As/Open Dialog not opening in any/all programs. Causes crash.

If the scan stops, there's something wrong with the OS. What error message is displayed when it fails?

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Bit of a strange problem this..

When ever i try and open a program including paint, IE, firefox, AVG, malware bytes, even my music folder the "which user account do you want to use this program with RUN AS" window appears. If i then say click "current user" then press ok an error message appears.

this service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

I cannot "save" screen shots as i get the "access denied" message and a

"the my documents folder could not be found. Right click the documents icon , click properties, and then check that the path to your target folder location is correct.

i also get this error message


The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or becasue it has no enabled devices associated with it
I am UNABLE to run GMER though due to the ststem32dll error message as above.

I have managed to do a full virus scan using avg 2011, registry cleaner and spybot search and destroy.


heres my log and files :-)

GMER - GMER - Rootkit Detector and Remover
Rootkit scan 2011-04-25 1501
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP1T0L0-e Hitachi_HDP725050GLA360 rev.GM4OA52A
Running: gmer.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\Tiz\LOCALS~1\Temp\awkdrkog.sys

---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----

SSDT \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AVGIDSShim.Sys (IDS Application Activity Monitor Loader Driver./AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. ) ZwOpenProcess [0xEC86D6C0]
SSDT \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AVGIDSShim.Sys (IDS Application Activity Monitor Loader Driver./AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. ) ZwTerminateProcess [0xEC86D770]
SSDT \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AVGIDSShim.Sys (IDS Application Activity Monitor Loader Driver./AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. ) ZwTerminateThread [0xEC86D810]
SSDT \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AVGIDSShim.Sys (IDS Application Activity Monitor Loader Driver./AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. ) ZwWriteVirtualMemory [0xEC86D8B0]

---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

init C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\senfilt.sys entry point in "init" section [0xF7063F80]

---- User code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

.text C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe[2672] ntdll.dll!LdrLoadDll 7C91632D 5 Bytes JMP 004013F0 C:\... Read more

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Hello. When I start up my computer after it goes into hibernation due to low battery, the computer starts up as if I had forced a shutdown - no open programs are saved and programs like Chrome and Word say that Windows wasn't shutdown correctly.  My HP OMEN 15 sports a SSD as the primary (and only) hard drive and all drivers are kept up to date. I'm running BIOS F.32A I have had this issue for quite a while now and I'm clueless as to how to resolve it.  Can anybody please help?

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I have searched up and down and around the web for a fix for this with no luck.
Hope I am posting this in the correct place..

Whenever I request a "File|Open" or "File|Save" from any application, the
mini-Windows-Explorer dialog box that opens freezes and hangs the entire
application. Happens with almost all applications. Not limited to just Microsoft programs.
It does not matter if I like change the download folder or if I rt click always the same.

Back when it was under warranty Hp tells me to just restore to original settings. I hate to do that. But I am about to see that this might be the only fix for it. (But I am hoping not.)

I think it started a long time ago when I was changing the USB ports I used for my external Hard drive and it changed drive letter. (maybe maybe not.. just seems I remember that being something that had happened when I first recall things hanging...) anyway I have all drives in the place I want them now and this issue still happens even if I dont have that external drive plugged in.

If I need to post more info please just let me know.
Thanks so much.
Appreciate the help...

A:File open & File Save dialog box hangs

wanted to add this picture since it just happened..

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We have a website where we redirect to xml files. The standard OS is Windows 7 and the standard browser is IE 11.

On some machines, IE11 prompts to Open, Save or Save As.

While on some machines, IE 11 renders the xml.

What settings control this behaviour?
We want the browser to prompt the user to Open, Save or Save As the file.

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Hi there,

Have you ever seen that File|Open and File|Save As does not work at all for any application? Basically nothing happens, the dialog never opens. I have tried in several browsers, Word, Visual Studio ... nothing. The common dialog to handle files never opens and as a result I can not do more "complex" things like choosing a file to upload, adding a reference in a Visual Studio project.

I have googled the web with no results. Any clues? I have a fairly new laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate x64bits. Antivirus (Microsoft Security Essentials) says the system is clean. I have rebooted several times with no luck either.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

A:File|Open & File|Save As does not work

It works in all our computer...

Try this:
Open an elevated CMD
and type sfc/scannow and hit enter. If there is a corrupted system file that is causing the problem the sfc/scannow utility will fix it..

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My laptop is barely 2months old and already i have a glitch in windows 7 !

I tried to save an image from a web browser ( i have tried both explorer & chrome )

Search for an image on google .... click link ...view full size image ... right click .. save as
but ..

I go to save it, but it has started to show ' the file name is not valid'

it doesnt matter if i input the file name manually or not .. save to another location

it will not let me save an image from any web browser.

I can 'copy image' into adobe photoshop and then save.... but it will not let me do that in windows paint . So im guessing there is something wrong with windows only


A:cannot save as jpg from web browser 'file name not valid'


and that's the image random?? just .jpg only can't be save?? how about the other like .gif

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I get download prompts "Do you want to open or save this file ?" like the one shown in attachment with this post.
I did not try to download this still i get this prompt again and again and it is annoying.
I searched on net and read about set path to temporary internet files in 'Internet options' but this didn't work for me.
Is this a kind of virus or malicious software ?
Please help me stop this message.

Thanks a lot

A:Do you want to open or save this file ?

Does this always happen with files that have the ending .png? Your browser should be displaying them as images within the webpage. When did this first start?

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I will try to make it simple...
I use mozila firefox.
When i click on a link to download something(picture,song etc)
It is automatically downloaded and save to my desktop.
I want to change the (save) option with the open option.

A:Open file not save

Hi there, firefox doesn't have a open option. It just has the save option when downloading something. However, you change change the default saving option by clicking Tools>Options>Save Files To>Browse.

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Hi all,
When wishing to save a file into a different format using WORD or IRFANVIEW or WAVELAB or all other programs the save as option list appears fleetingly then disappears. You can rarely fluke it and it works normally but mostly it's click on the drop down menu and it just disappears.
This only happened after using CC cleaner and malwarebytes to remove a bad virus infection.
Also if I happen to double-click while choosing a format (as the menu disappears) the computer goes into a strange feedback loop and becomes unusable till eventually it stops by itself.
Pretty weird huh?
Sure hope some brilliant person on here can help me!

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I seem to be having a problem that I have not been able to find a solution.
When clicking on a download link, instead of the usual Save Prompt, the file is downloaded completely and then I am given the prompt.
This occurs in IE8, Firefox 37, Chrome. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
The type of files are zip and rar files. The file downloads and is complete but I want the save or open prompt before the download starts.

Things I have tried...
Reset internet options->security settings
Enabled Automatic prompting for file downloads
Disabled Eset antivirus
Disabled Windows Firewall
Ran Malwarebytes and cleaned all problems
Created a new Admin User account
Ran fixIE
Installed 7Zip
Installed Winrar

I normally use Firefox and I thought i was an issue that FF but after trying the same links in IE and Chrome the same behavior occurs.
I have Winrar 4.20 installed and is set as default program for .zip and .rar files

A little more about the issue. This is all occurring on a fresh windows install on a new SSD Intel 730. I have updated Windows 7 with all the updates including SP1 and IE11. I have uninstalled IE11 and am using IE8. The issue occurred in both. I also thought it may have to do with Mime-type but after using an old mimestype.rdf from my previous windows 7 install firefox profile the issue still occurred. I first noticed the issue when downloading Eclipse, Java and Asus drivers. Some downloads timed out before I got the prompt.

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A:Browser downloads file before Save Prompt

The IE8 is defunct and so is the IE9. Chrome puts it into Downloads. FF I don't use and don't know. Get the IE11 and it should be OK.

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I understand there have been a few people who have asked this, but I can't seem to find a definite answer on this.
1. Can this be disabled?
2. If not, why not? What is the security feature or concept behind this prompt making it not possible to to be turned off?
3. If this can't be turned off, what do Microsoft recommend to customers in enterprise environments who have this requirement?  An e.g. is, a SAP database user who regularly has to download numerous pdf/docx files, but this prompt only
makes the user environment worse. It sure is very much understandable that regularly downloading files from a particular link, becomes annoying to the user if he/she has to click this prompt every time.
Thanks & Regards,

A:IE9 : Do you want to Open or Save this file prompt


What I observed is when IE8 is upgraded to IE9, this issue is not experienced. In IE8 There used to be a key called HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\AttachmentExecute\{0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} 
which stored the File Types that could either Auto-Open or not. This Key is not created in IE9, likely so as to support the policy of not auto-opening any file extensions but I believe is migrated along when IE8 is upgraded. This Key can be added
to the registry and IE9 still reads and applies settings associated with it.
Whichever File Type you need to Auto-open, simply add a Zero Length Binary value by its name. I have added AcroPDF.PDF and AcroPDF.PDF.1 with Zero Length Binary values to auto
open PDF files. These key values can either be manually added to the registry OR deployed using group policie preferences, and then the user is able to Auto-Open the PDF documents in the browser in this example. the same can be applied to .docx,
.ppt file types, etc.
Hope this helps many who are searching for this solution.

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When I click on a link for a file, like an mp3, rdp, etc. the only options I get are save or cancel.  For example, if I try to connect to a windows azure virtual machine I have to download the RDP file - I can't just click open.  Is this an IE11
issue?  Is it a group policy setting?  Is this something I can fix/change?  Can I have my IT department change something?  This is really frustrating.  Any thoughts are appreciated.

I am running Windows 8.1 and IE11

A:Can't open a file, can only save or cancel

Where do you download these mp3, rdp files? Could you please provide us with the link for downloading?
Do this problem occurs in all files from all websites?
Have you tried running IE in No Add-on mode?
I recommend you to reset these options.
As for me, some websites may customize the download experience.This can be activated by a new HTTP header called X-Download-Options which can be set to noopen. When that header is passed with a file attachment IE will not provide the option to directly open
the file, instead you must first save the file locally and then open it.

Andy Altmann
TechNet Community Support

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 Hello Moderators,Members and Guests
When opening a file, I used to have the open check box, and the save check box options. I must have clicked on something, because now i am presented with only the save or cancel option. I have tried to find out how to gain the open option again, but so far no luck. I am running Windows 7, and I use Foxit PDF reader. I will be eternally grateful for any help from the good people of Bleeping Computer.Thank you for your time

A:Open/Save file options

I'm not sure by the open/save particularly when opening pdf files?
See also here just in case http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/showfaq_technical.php

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Hi, I used this tutorial last year, it worked fine and then just a few months ago this happened.

Whenever I save or open a file, this is is what the pop-up menu looks like > link (the folder doesn't work too, but a while ago I restored the icons to default from the tutorial, and now it looks like this)

When I open it using windows explorer and Internet Explorer (ctrl+O) it works fine, but when I use Maxthon 3, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome it doesn't work. So maybe the problem isn't the browser, maybe it's the computer?
I don't know what happened, it's been months since like this and it's been annoying me (because I can't choose which to upload w/o seeing the thumbnail) so I tried different solutions found in the internet that DIDN'T work:
(I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64)uninstalling then re-installing the browser
going to folder and search options > view > unchecking "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
going to control panel > all control panel items > performance information and tools > adjust visual effects > checking "show thumbnails instead of icons"
going to computer > right click hard disk > properties > disk cleanup > checking "thumbnails" > clean up system files (this kind of messed up my thumbnails more)
I tried opening command prompt then type sfc /scannow but it stopped at 20% and said "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation."

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A:No thumbnails in open/save file

Welcome to Seven Forums Cath.

First of all I don't understand how you are opening a folder with a browser?
Press the windows logo key + Pause Break to open System Properties and follow the diagram below to "For Cath" and check "Show Thumbnails Instead of Icons".

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

This may help too: Icon Cache - Rebuild


Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
You may need to do a repair install since sfc /scannow won't run.

Repair Install

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I have accidentally changed the default for the ' Save,Open, File'
dialogue box that comes up when downloading anything. Can anyone tell me how to get it back please ?

A:Open, Save File dialogue box

Are you saying that when you download a file, such as a document from an email, after you save, you no longer automatically get a window asking if you would like to open the file or folder? That is what is happening for me as of today.

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I have a HTML page contains normal paragraph text content of 45 MB size. When i try to open it in IE, it is consuming around 1GB  of memory and unable to open the file, crashes sometimes. Is the behavior is expected or is there any settings  in
IE to open large HTML file.


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Everything fine until today. When I click on an Icon to open a program or file, I just see a flicker then nothing .... OR it will show up on screen, but when I move my mouse it disappears!! A couple of days ago I moved several files (My Docs, My Music, My Pictures) to a new hard drive, then deleted the files on 'C' to free up space. Other than that, I haven made any changes. I have not run defrag. I cannot open Windows Task Mgr. to see what processes may be running. When I do Ctl/Alt/Del it appears on screen, but disappears when I move my mouse. I have also tried right click on My Computer ... same results.

Totally Weird. Any ideas as what could be causing this? I am not receiving any error messages on startup or when trying to open
OS: Win XP Pro
Dell dimension 3000
Tech knowledge: Basic layman/intermediate

A:Programs won't Open/Display

Try this first:

Please start the Command Prompt by Clicking Start and then Run and typing cmd and pressing enter.

When the dos window opens type or copy & paste sfc /scannow and press enter.

Windows will check the presence and versions of all vital files. You will be prompted for the Windows CD if anything needs to be replaced.

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Bascially i have a sony vaio latop, i have owned it for a year and a half and now it just says it can't respond if i try to open or save in any application. I firstly found out i had this problem in sony vegas pro 10.Please can you help and solve this problem its driving me crazy.

A:I can't save or open any file in any application without it saying 'Not responding'.

Do you know when this problem began? Try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html. Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed and uninstall any software you removed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for the updates.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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So I've been downloading some files from the internet with no problems but the battery on my keyboard started to die and I think in the confusion I selected to always open a file instead of giving the option to open or save. I found several ways to fix this in vista and xp but nothing for 7. Can anyone help me?

A:file downloads - no open/save dialog

What browser are you using currently?

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Hi there,
I have the same problem already reported in the forum:File|Open and File|Save As does not work at all for any application. Basically nothing happens, the dialog never opens an in my mail is not possible to upload files.. nothing, the common dialog to handle files never opens. I tried to type sfc/scannow in DOS mode (cmd) hoping utility will fix it. But didn?t work because it said that I must be the administrator but the problem is that I am the administrator (I am the only user and register as admin). What is wrong? What can I do?

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

Fernando Lu?s

A:Open file and Save as doesn't work

Quote: Originally Posted by fernandoluis

Hi there,
I have the same problem already reported in the forum:File|Open and File|Save As does not work at all for any application. Basically nothing happens, the dialog never opens an in my mail is not possible to upload files.. nothing, the common dialog to handle files never opens. I tried to type sfc/scannow in DOS mode (cmd) hoping utility will fix it. But didn?t work because it said that I must be the administrator but the problem is that I am the administrator (I am the only user and register as admin). What is wrong? What can I do?

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

Fernando Lu?s

Welcome to Seven Forums fernandoluis. You must run the cmd prompt as admin

Start> Type CMD in search box> Right click on CMD in search results above and click on Run As Administrator> Then use the sfc/scannow

A Guy

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