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Solved: PDF DL: Open/Save window returns with Open grayed out

Q: Solved: PDF DL: Open/Save window returns with Open grayed out

A user tries to download a PDF from a government site by selecting a checkbox for the document and hitting Download Document button. The file download box comes up with "Downloading file... Open/Save/Cancel". When she hits Open, the box dismisses and the download progress box appears. Almost immediately, however, the file download box reappears but this time Open is grayed out, forcing the user to save it before it will be downloaded and opened. On any other computer in the office, the file will open right up. I have checked the internet settings and they seem correct. What would cause this to happen just to this one user? Or, what can I do to fix it?

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A: Solved: PDF DL: Open/Save window returns with Open grayed out

Upgraded to version 6 and the problem went away. Thanks for everyone's response!!

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I'm unable to drag and drop icons from desktop to an open window or open window to open window

what happens is when i hold down the left mouse button to drag an icon from the desktop to an open window

*** the cursor changes to a black circle with a diagonal line going through it (like the no smoking sign symbol)

what is causing this to happen?

thx rob
ps: ONLY copy/cut and paste works now

A:unable to drag and drop icons from desktop to an open window or open window to open w

Check this setting. Enable Dragging and Dropping

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Hello All,

I don't really know how to describe my pc problem. In the grand scheme of things it's a small issue but it's very irritating.

I believe it's all the same thing. One example, is uploading files i.e. photos to photobucket, deviant art, face book.... music files to mediafire etc.
Uploading files to the internet ... so the sites direct you to the relevant pages and normally you'd click browse file to select the file you want to upload and a window would open so you could browse to select the file and subsequently upload. When I click the browse button there is also a slight flicker as if the window opens and closes very quickly and no upload window?!?

Similar when I right click on a link/picture and select "Save As" there is also a slight flicker as if the window opens and closes very quickly. And no window to select were you want the file downloaded to...

I use google chrome as my main browser... but the same thing happens with Internet Explorer and Firefox.

I've ran Malwarebyes Anti-Malware and the report came back clear. I have Norton 360 and that's come back clear. Any ideas what's going on? Before I throw my laptop out the window?

Many Thanks

A:Odd.... Can't open browse window or Save As...

Anyone able to help?

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Not sure what happened. The Visio files were opening just fine a few minutes ago, and now when I try to open them, IE prompts me continuously for "Open, Save, Save as." I tried all three options for the fun of it and IE still prompts every time.
Tried opening them from a remote PC and they open just fine. Can't do anything with them on my PC except view them in Visio itself.
I've tried resetting IE settings. Uninstalling IE 11 and going down to 10. Nothing in event viewer for IE. 

Any ideas?


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I am working on database for user who completely blind to microsoft access. So I make a form for them to work with.

Since the access window is kind of distracting, does anybody know how to open form without the access window open?

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: how to open form without open access window

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For some reason my Internet Explorer 11 has stopped letting my use the Add to Favorites option. Clicking on it does nothing, no save, no message. Also, I am unable to get the browser to open a new window when right clicking on a link, again it does nothing, no message, no new window.

- I've run sfc scannow from the admin prompt and no violations came up
- I do have a Links folder in C:\User\user but did try making a new one which was merged with the existing folder
- I have done a reset of Internet Explorer
- I ran regsvr with
•Mshtml.dll - failed entry point not found
•Shdocvw.dll - failed entry point not found

- I can not do a system restore because the available restore points are not at a time when the program was working properly.

I could really use some more suggestions.


A:can't save to favorites and no ability to open in a new window

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The other day I noticed that all of the icons and previews (for images) were not showing when I am in a program and open a window for Save As../Open, etc. This happens in all programs. Attached is an example.

When I open the file location from within my computer all icons and previews work.

Things I have tried so far:

Control Panel>Advanced System Settings>Performance Settings - Made sure Show Thumbnails instead of icons is check.

Going through every folder and making sure in folder options that always show icons, never thumbnails was unchecked. I have tried numerous different scenarios.

I even went and installed custom icons. That is why it now shows some icons. Before it showed no icons at all.

I am pretty knowledgeable when it comes to settings in windows and have been running Windows 7 since it came out. If anybody knows anything else I can try, please let me know.


A:Icons and Previews not showing in Save As/Open Window

Quote: Originally Posted by codlink

The other day I noticed that all of the icons and previews (for images) were not showing when I am in a program and open a window for Save As../Open, etc. This happens in all programs. Attached is an example.

When I open the file location from within my computer all icons and previews work.

Things I have tried so far:

Control Panel>Advanced System Settings>Performance Settings - Made sure Show Thumbnails instead of icons is check.

Going through every folder and making sure in folder options that always show icons, never thumbnails was unchecked. I have tried numerous different scenarios.

I even went and installed custom icons. That is why it now shows some icons. Before it showed no icons at all.

I am pretty knowledgeable when it comes to settings in windows and have been running Windows 7 since it came out. If anybody knows anything else I can try, please let me know.


You could try the following;

To fix this problem, follow these steps:
Close all open windows if a Close Open Programs Interaction dialog box is displayed.
Verify the Max Cached Icons registry value that locates in the following registry subkey equals to 4096:
Delete IconCache.db that locates in the following path:
Windows XP - %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data
Windows Vista or Windows 7 - %userprofile%\AppData\Local.

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I have a major problem which is just driving me nuts. Whenever i try to either Open a file or save a file, the dialogue box doesnt come up. Same thing happens if i want to upload a file to my email or to facebook. Ive tried to run sfc/scannow in CMD as an admin and that didnt fix it. Ive also tried using the Startup Repair with a Windows disc and still no result. If you know someone who might have knowledge with this problem, then tell em to either contact me or give me their name.
Thank you alot

A:Open/Save as doesnt work. Window flashes then nothing happens.

You might give "FileBox Extender" a try

FileBox enhances Windows by adding several advanced functions to the standard Open File and Save File dialog boxes. (Note that if a program uses its own "private" dialog boxes for these functions, you won't see our FileBox buttons, sorry.)


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First of all just wondering if I can change the default destination folder of "save picture as" to another folder.

I once had a tweak for the middle mouse button to open new window in IE, lost it now, and wondering if someone may help me with that tweak as well.

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Hi All,

I work on a web application that has Excel and Word documents in it.

At the moment when a user opens these documents in IE9 they get presented with a dialog box asking:

What do you want to do with "filename"?

The user is presented with Open, Save and Save As as the options.

Unlike previous versions of IE there is no check box to tick to remember the user's choice so it comes up every time.

I really need to get rid to this box. Does anyone know how to disable it?



A:How to get Excel and Word documents to open without the Open,Save,SaveAs box opening

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Click Start => My Computer => Tools => Folder Options => Click on File Types tab => In the file types list => click Excel => click Advanced => UNcheck clear the Browse in same window check box (or click to clear the Open Web documents in place check box) => Click OK

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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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Win7 Ultimate

I hope I can explain this clearly.

When I go to an Open or Save dialog box in any application and I click on any folder any where in Windows outside of the application, the Save as... or Open dialog for that application switches to that folder, which is great feature because it quickly enables me to change the location in those dialogs. It's not currently working.

My question is, where is the setting the enables or disables that functionality.

Thank you for any help

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After virus removal IE not able to open save or open files from the web.
- I have ran malwarebytes, awdcleaner, comboxfix, and tdsskiller.
- I have check settings in IE to make sure downloading was enabled
- all other browser work fine ... chrome, firefox
- I have taken IE off the machine by turning off IE in windows services via uninstall programs, rebooted and ran ccleaner, then re-enabled IE...still cannot download and save files
- I have rest IE...still same issue.
The only thing other thing I have found online regarding this is that IE may have lost it admin rights or something like that. have any of you ran across this issue before?

A:After virus removal IE not able to open save or open files from the web.

Hello lawrance,
Generally this is my full I.E. Reset directions >>
This should be done with Internet Explorer open (even if you are having problems with it), not Firefox / Chrome or another browser.

Click Tools or the Gear icon at the top of the browser > Go down the list to click on Internet Options > Go across to the last tab that should be Advanced >  Click on Advanced and then Reset (near the bottom) > You should get a Confirm box pop up > Tick Delete Personal Settings and now Reset.
This last part may be where the infection changed things -
While there > Go back to Connections Tab, and down to LAN Settings. Open this and check that the only box ticked is Automatically Detect Settings, and untick any others. Click OK >Apply if you changed anything and OK again.
Back to the General Tab and make sure your Home Page is entered correctly in the box. Re-set it if not, clock Apply and OK to close out
Once the settings have all been reset, Close that box. Close any other open boxes. Now close I.E. and Reboot your computer.
Let us know if this helped -

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Can someone PLEASE help me, I have an Ebook on php id like to use.
XP sp2

A:.chm files will NOT open, they ask me to save or open again when i open them.

Always use Google as a first port of call, you'd have found this immediately:

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We have a site which contains a csv export file. We know this site works fine - it does for all other users and has done for ages. When you click the link, you get the usual 'open' or 'save' dialog box. However we have one user, who receives an error when clicking on 'open'. (see attached image). Microsft Excel has already loaded up in the background.
It may be worth mentioning that this is on an https site.

I noticed this is the same problem as found at: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f56/...e6-336294.html

Has anyone got any thoughts/suggestions?



A:open save dialog - open does not work

oh and this is in IE 6.



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Ok. I'm on XP, am using a network connection to the internet, with either Cable or DSL (I can't remember), My compy is a Laptop (Gateway), and the only things that I download are from OverClockedRemix, a videogame music site. (for the record, it's cool)

Whenever I hit Save, or Open, on both Paint and IE, the save/open box will close, as well as the program, after the computer stops making the 'thinking noises' (the HD and stuff) . IE: I open Paint. I want to load in a picture, so I hit open. When it opens, and the computer stops making it's 'thinking' noises, it closes Paint.

Thank you in advance, and I hope I can get it fixed. It's really annoying.
Edit: It's now doing the close on the My Pictures folder. This is beginning to suck.

A:Whenever I open the Save/Open folder, it closes O_o

run Lavasoft Adware, Spybot S&D and CWShredder. Reboot and run HighJackThis and post a log here.

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When I first open IE, I cannot click on Open in new tab in that window. After opening something in a new window, that has Open in new tab option, but the original window has it grayed out.

It started suddenly. I haven't changed any settings, I also played with settings but nothing seems to help.

A:Open in new tab grayed out

Hello and welcome to TSF

Try this:

Re-install Internet Explore 7
Please go Here (Click on the Blue link) and download a fresh version of Internet Explore 7.
Uninstall the version of IE you have installed now, to do so follow these steps:
Click Start
Click Control Panel
Double click Add or Remove Programs
Scroll down until you find Internet Explore
Then click Change/Remove, and follow the prompts.
** Please Note: If you are unable to see IE7 in Add or Remove Programs follow these steps:Click Start
Click Run
Type or copy and paste, into the text box:
Then Press Enter **
Restart your computer.
Install the fresh version of Internet Explore.

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I would like to be able to open a new browser window in Firefox which would start at the identical location to the one that's open rather than opening at the home page.

In IE, File / New / Window works well for this purpose, and then if you wanted it to start at the Home Page, you could just run Explorer a second time.

It gives the flexibility of going off on other trails with the additional window, but still having the original window open. I'm not crazy about tabs which take up extra space in the browsing window. However, is there even a way to open a new tab at the same location as the current window? Maybe I'm missing the joy of tabs somehow and am stuck in my old way of thinking. Still, I would like to know if what I want is possible.


A:[SOLVED] Open new browse window at same location as current window

Hi I don't think that is an option but I understand what your after and this is the way I do it with keyboard short cuts of

Ctrl + C = copy (While holding down Ctrl tap the C key once)
Ctrl + V = paste
Ctrl + T = new tab
Ctrl + N = New page

OK starting with tabs which I think is the best thing since sliced bread. You have the page open that you want to start with go up to the URL at the top of the page (do it with this page) click only once on the URL this will highlight it or if you like to say select it.

Now to copy the URL Ctrl + C your computer will remember this link until you either copy something else or you shut down the computer.

Now we open a new tab Ctrl + T a new blank tab will open and the URL location is blank but with the cursor already in it so we paste the URL there by Ctrl + V and tap the enter key and you have the duplicate page

Now working with a new page there is just a couple of small differences.

You have the page open that you want to start with go up to the URL at the top of the page (once again do it with this page) click only once on the URL this will highlight it or if you like to say select it.

Now we open a new page with Ctrl + N a new page will open but the difference is it will not be blank it will be your home page so as there is already a URL that we want to get rid of. The simple way is to once again click on it only once to select it then paste the saved URL by Ctrl + V and tap the enter key and ... Read more

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Please, someone help in my problem

My Search for Files or Folders don't open!!!!

and the option of Open in new window, not open too!!

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I am using Windows XP.

When i double clicking on any of my hard disk drive C:, D:, then "Open with window" opens automatically and it ask to which programe you want to open this file..However, I can type in the explorer bar (where we type website addresses) like C: or D: drive, then it opens.. When I right click on the hard disk drive, some funny character shows in the menu.

It all happened after i install AVG 7.5 and update virus definition.

Kindly help me what happens to my computer and how to solve it.

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I'm having trouble on my desktop, I'm currently using windows 7. I cannot run any programs on my computer including MBAM and Super anti spyware. When i attempt to open up a program such as MBAM, it opens up a view download window. I have the option to run or save the program; however, when i click run for example it quickly opens up an internet explorer page and closes it and nothing happens. I have access to the internet and everything but there is another big catch. This only happens on one user... The other user has no problems i can access all files, programs etc..

I've ran rkill but it says sed.exe cannot read C:\users\---\appdata\local\temp\rks1.log no such file or directory

I ran malwarebytes and removed 5 unwanted files

I've also ran superantispyware which removed about 120 tracker cookies.

Still having the same problem i don't know what else to do please help =/


A:Programs don't open but open up a download view window?

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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I "told" Maxthon (i.e. Internet Explorer) to open f4v files with VLC. However, I'd like to have back the dialog window that asks if I want to open or save such files. How do I do that?


A:Restore the "save or open" dialog window

I don't have Internet Explorer on my system, but from the Firefox perspective, you click on 'Options'~'Applications'...This is where you can specify default actions for various file formats opened with Firefox.

Check out if there's something similar in Internet Explorer.

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i have windows vista and cant download anything through a link it says the names of what i downloaded at download screen but when i go to run them the open button is grayed out, also in the downloads file nothing appears that ive tried to download. im trying to download driver updates for windows and for my video card please help my comp freezes up like crazy, something to do with configuration between my comp and video card.i also had a tech at my house to fix my computer, he did get rid of all viruses ($200.00) but failed at opening my downloads he said he had no clue what to do

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Hey everyone.

Running Windows XP SP2 and I have just noticed in the couple days, that whenever I use an open/save as dialog box (to open/save a song in from firefox, to send a file in messenger etc), all the files are getting listed and arranged by name in reverse order (z-a).
They were always getting displayed by name in the right order, which I assume is the default, until recently.
Any idea on how I could get it back that way? I know it is a minor issue, but it has really decreased the speed with which I look through my system.
I've tried arranging the icons by name, but it never seems to save.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Open/Save As Dialog Box

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Recently when I try to open or save a file from any application then it takes about 5 minutes before the pop up window appears where I can select which file/directory etc.

This has just started and is very annoying.

It's a laptop and there are quite a few shortcuts in My Network Neighbourhood pointing to network drives when I'm in work. However this hasn't given me a problem before and none of them are mapped.

I did use a web based storage site and it downloaded an application to synchronise a folder with the web folder.......there was a mapped drive I think but I uninstalled the application and that also deleted the mapped drive. Is the computer still trying to find the mapped drive (although it doesn't show up in Explorer?).
How can I find out what's slowing things down as the computer is almost unusable.

A:Solved: Slow Open And Save

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In @Winspy I see there are itmes in the Open/Save category. How do you delete the Open/Save history in XP?


A:(Solved) Open/Save History

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How do I configure Firefox to open a pdf in Adobe Reader? Not in the browser, but in Adobe Reader. Rather than open the pdf, Firefox asks where I want to save the pdf. I do not want to save it, I want to open it in Adobe Reader. Firefox used to do that, but not now.

Windows XP, Firefox 8.0, Adobe Reader X.

I asked this question on the Mozilla and no help, thought I'd it here.



A:Solved: Open pdf with Firefox, not save it

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How do you enable the choice of either "open" or "save as" when you click on a link to download something?

A:Solved: Download open/save as box

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Hello and thanks in advance,

I can't view my attachments in oe6 (win2k), and when I go to tools/options/security, the "Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus"-box is grayed out.

I have 3 identities in oe6 and all are grayed out. I have tried switching all 3 to restricted sites zone, and then restarting and all are still grayed out.

thanks for your help,


A:Solved: oe6- can't open attachmts, "do not allow..." box grayed out

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When I print to Paperport, normally it opens a "save as" window and I click the folder I want to save it as. In Windows 7, the save as comes as a flashing button on the bottom left taskbar, and I have to click it to open. How do I get it to open a "save as" without it going to a flashing button in the task bar??

Any ideas or help? Thank you!

A:Paperport 11 Will Not Open "Save As" In Window

Should this post be in Business Applications? Also...any ideas on the problem?

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Not sure what happened, but starting this afternoon, Explorer 9 (released version via automatic update) will not open a link in a new tab, nor will it open that line into a new explorer window.

Looked at multiple complaints and fixes for this, none worked (including the scripts).

What happened today: recent automatic windows 7 update to "allow further updates", I used firefox for the first time - note did not set it as the default, there was a java update and an adobe update.

This machine is windows 7 sp1, completely updated 64bit home premium system.

Turned off all the add ons, restarted - didn't fix it. Tried the script for the same problem, that didn't work. All the resetting has done, is removed the tool bars I like to use and it still doesn't work.

Would like to leave explorer 9 as the default, but this is driving me nuts. (already can't use it for some sites due to the way their developers coded page popups - use safari for those)

A:Unable to open link in new tab and won;t open new window

the new tab is blank, and it just flat out will not open a new window.

If I right mouse copy the short cut and paste it in, it works fine

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Hi guys,

I'm on WinXP SP2 and yesterday for some reason IE7 started showing some abnormal behavior. If you click the add to favorites icon in the toolbar and then click Add to favorites, nothing happens. Yet if you right click on the webpage and do add to favorites it works. Also if you click a link that opens in a new window, nothing happens. If you right click on a link and do open in new window, nothing happens. If you right click and do open in a new tab, the new tab is created but it just stays on "Connecting..." and never loads the page. Firefox works correctly for all of these functions.

Also the explorer.exe process has been freezing when doing routine copying/pasting of files in Windows Explorer.

I figured it was some sort of spyware but Spybot didn't pick up anything and I didn't notice anything abnormal in my processes or startup. Any ideas?


A:IE7 Broken - Open New Window / Open New Tab / Add to Favorites

I also tried running IE7 w/no addons, resetting IE7 settings, and even uninstalling IE7 and going back to IE6, yet the behavior persists...

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Hello. I have no idea what's wrong with my computer, so I am not sure what info is relevent. So I'll tell you everything. I downloaded itunes and then all of a sudden I noticed a virus, (no idea if its from itunes but I doubt it). There was a program digused as a windows program telling me that every application on my cpu had a virus. It told me there was something wrong with mcafee and I stupidly got rid of it. Next it said there was something wrong with firefox. That's when I knew it was a virus. My search engines were not working, task manager wouldn't work, system restore failed, and I couldn't download anything. So I started my cpu in safe mode with networking. I downloaded malware bytes, hijackthis, and ad aware bc they have all worked for me before. I used them all. I know I'm not supposed to delete everything in hijackthis, but I did. I restarted the computer and the virus was gone (as far as I know). But when I click on any desktop icon, an "open with" window appears. I have a C++ runtime error... when I try to enter "add/remove programs" I see "c:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe Application not found" and when I try to use task manager it says "task manager has been disabeled by your administrator". I restored everything I deleted with hijackthis, because I figured that I deleted something important. I had no luck with that. I used malwarebytes again. Everything works in safemode, everythin... Read more

A:no .exe files open without an "open with" window appearing.

Hello and welcome... I am moving this from XP to Am I Infected..I think we can make a little headway with this. You need to do all the steps as some pertain to your issue..Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Antispyware Soft (Uninstall Guide) You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

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How I can disable "what do you want to do with" question when opening PDF document in web browser(IE11)?

A:IE11 ask open or save when open PDF

Hi Paisti,
Please check if this blog could help here:
Internet Explorer: Disable ?Do you want to open or save this file?? download prompt
Note:Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice.

Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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When I use my IE8 to something like http://myurl/test.txt, IE automatically opens the file in the browser. How can I make it so that IE asks my user to choose either save or open? I have control over the file extension so if needed, I can make it so that it is http://myurl/test.abc in order to make IE to ask, but when I tried that, IE still opens the file in the browser. I confirmed .abc is not a known file extension on my Windows 7 machine. The content of the file is text.

I do not want my users to open and see the content of the file as it is a data file and meaningless to the user. I just want them to save it on their local machine and then use a program to access it.

There seems to be some answer on this for IE before 8, but there is no more option to force IE8 to give me the option to download.

Any help?

A:How to force IE8 and later to always ask for to save or open instead of always open

I'm currently on an old machine, so I don't know how it will go on Windows 7, but in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, if you scroll past the large types of files, where the alphabet starts again, scroll to "exefile" and in Edit Flags, change the D value ending to 00 00.

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I used to have a choice when downloading mpeg clips,
open file from current location, or save to disk (IE 5.5).
I installed the new (Feb. 2002) security patches and now
my option to open from current location is grayed out!
how do I reenable this option? My OS is WIN98 SE.
I would greatly appreciate your help,thanks!

A:Open file option grayed out ,I want it back!

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I am having trouble using Internet Explorer to browse the web. When I start IE, it tries to load the homepage, but instead of loading the page, it asks where I want to save the file.

I have tried to stop loading the homepage before it gets to that point, and asked it to load other sites (Google, Yahoo, etc.). The result is always a save dialogue.

This is not an internet access issue because Safari and Firefox both work fine.

Other things I've tried:
- Tried to load a web page from Windows Explorer. Ended up with the same dialogue box.
- Tried to reset Internet Options through Control Panel. Can't even get Internet Options to open.
- Tried re-downloading IE8 and re-installing. Didn't fix the problem.
- Updated my virus protection software, and it removed some trojan horses. Restarted the computer, but the problem persists.

Computer information: MacBook Pro, with the latest OS X and all the software updates installed, running the latest version of Parallels Desktop for Mac, running Windows XP SP2 with the latest software updates, running Internet Explorer 8.

Please help.

A:Solved: IE8 won't open pages, asks to save instead

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I’m running Excel 2010 on both my work & home computers. I have around 30 macros stored in my Personal.xlsb file. Occasionally, I’ll modify a macro at work and, to be able to have all my work macros available to me on my home PC, I’ll attach the updated Personal.xlsb file to an email to myself at home. I then drag the file to the desktop, open it and attempt to save it in the appropriate XLSTART folder on my home PC.
At work, I’m using Office with Windows XP Professional; at home, I’m using it with Windows 7 Home edition.
The Problem: When I attempt to ‘save’ the new macro file on my personal PC, or indeed if I actually modify a macro on my personal PC and attempt to save it (done via VBA), I’m prevented from doing so for some security reason and get a message that I should save it under a different name and move it to the XLSTART folder. Normally, when I do this (though it’s sort of a pain because of ‘7’s file structure), I have no problems afterward. Most recently, however, Excel launches with Personal.xlsb ‘Unhidden’. I’ve tried several things to get it to remain hidden without success.
Any ideas what’s wrong? How to overcome? Or for that matter, why I can't save the modified file directly to \XLSTART?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8191 Mb
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A:Solved: Personal.xlsb not hidden on open/can't save

Pls use explorer to copy and paste the file, not in VBA when excel is open.
Cos when excel is open Personal.xls is in use.
Also check that XLSTART is trusted in Trusted Location.

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When I receive an email with a word attachment in Microsoft Outlook it gives me a warning that there may be a virus and I need to save the attachment to my computer before I can open the file. Is there a setting I can change so that it will open in Word much like other attachments open in their respective programs. I am using Outlook 2007 and Windows XP. Thank you.

A:Solved: Word will save but not not open in Microsoft Outlook

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I first must say that this is a great site. I am glad my friend sent me the link.
Ok my problem is this: When surfing the internet and clicking links that would normally open in a new window, all that pops up is an IE shell. If I right click on a link to open in new window the same thing happens. If I click stop and the Reload the page will come up. BUT most of the sites I go to have pop-up windows that don't have the buttons at the top.

I have been told that i probably have a trojan or spybot messing with my pc. So I ran AVG anti-virus and Norton anti-virus and both came up clean.

I ran Adaware (newest version) and it said I was clean. I also ran Spybot search and destroy. It said I had Vbouncer on my pc and it needed to run spybot on next start-up. Next start-up the problem could net be fixed. I searched for the .txt and .exe files for vbouncer and the search came up empty. Should I be worried?

OK as for the "open in new window" problem. I went to microsoft.com and when to there forums and help guides. all of their recommendations say to reinstall certains .dll files. Which I did and the problem is still there. I went to un-install IE and it said I could try to fix problems. I said OK and it said that noting was wrong. I didn't believe them so I un-installed it anyway and reinstalled a fresh downloaded version from microsoft. I still have the problem.

So now I am starting to think it is something else. Could it be the vbouncer bot that Sear... Read more

A:[Solved] IE help Cannot open in new Window

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When I surf the internet and a second window has to open it open and then just sits there with the hour glass waiting. I have to extra toolbars and ran adware and hijack this. Checked for virues and did some dll fix that microsoft send to do and it still won't go. I really don't want to do a reformat on my computer. Please help with some ideas. This just started to happen the last few weeks.

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: can't open second window

Try the fixes on this MS page.......http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;281679

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Ok does anyone know why I can't open more than 1 window at a time? My pc just started doing this. For example, I play Runescape and I would have the actual game up but when I try to open another window to search something on yahoo it's closing down my game and opening Yahoo there instead of just opening another page for me to search seperately!

A:Solved: Can't Open More Than 1 Window

Are you talking about opening multiple internet explorer windows at once?

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I am running XP with IE6, (with all the updates) but also had the same problem with W2k with IE6 and IE 5.5. When I'm in IE and attempt to click on a hyperlink where a new window should open it doesn't. All I get is an internal beep with no error message. I have tried just about every fix I have come accross including registering the following dll files among others from the run command:
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 Shell32.dll
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
regsvr32 Urlmon.dll
I have tried replacing the oleaut32.dll file with an older version, and checking the usual registry settings. Right clicking the link to open in new window just produces the same thing. I have repaired and reinstalled IE and absolutely nothing has worked. The best I can do at this point is to hold the Control key when clicking on the link and the new window opens fine, but that becomes quite irritating real quick considering how much time I spend on the web. If anyone has any other suggestions, I would appreciate it. Thank you.

A:(Solved) Can't open new window in IE

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How do i make IE open a new window when clicking on an IE link desktop shortcut? Now it always opens a tab in a minimized tabbed IE window.

A:[SOLVED] how to open new window

Do you have the option to right click it and open in a new window?

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This was fairly simple in the previous version (or at least memory says it was) but I can't find the setting in IE9. Can someone help me out?

A:[SOLVED] How to set 'always open a new window' for IE9?

Tools >> Internet Options >> General [tab]

In the 'Tabs' section, click "Settings"

At bottom of dialog-box you'll see "Open links from other programs in:"
Click the option "a new window".

To open links within IE itself in a new window, right-click the link and select "Open in new window".

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Hi there folks.
Anytime I open a new window it looks like this..... (See attachment)
Can I change any settings to have my new page open to the correct size?

A:Solved: New window does'nt open

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