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Issue: Can't Access File Type Associations - Explorer Stopped Working


When i go to default programs and select "associate a file type or protocol with a program", i get the message "windows explorer has stopped working" then "windows is checking for a solution", then "windows explorer is restarting" then the dialog disappears, sending me back to the desktop. Running win7 ultimate 32bit.

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Cannot Change File Associations

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When i try to change the file association, the box that says "always use the selected program to open this type of file" is not highlighted and will not allow me to change it. I think that there is a group policy setting or registry setting that has been hijacked.


Posted On: 2010-03-25 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Well i don't really have personal pictures on this machine, so it would still be nice to just see all my picture files from all projects. I figured i might add my 'projects' folder to be one of the folders that gets aggregated into the pictures library. But when i do, everything from my projects shows up in the pictures library. How can i set the pictures 'virtual folder' to only show files of an image type, like only png, svg, gif, jpg, and stuff like that?

I seem to remember that libraries are based on "longhorn's" search folders, so how do i make it happen?


Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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When we log in as the hidden administrator though, everything works just fine for the same users exchange login. The user cannot even delete files on the network that belong to the user! Everything works fine when he logs in from another machine running xp. What are we missing here?


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

File Crashes Explorer

A file i have been downloading for a game via bittorent (legal mod for a game) that i was re downloaded to play with friends has been giving me some trouble. It started with bittorrent locking up when trying to check the files after i re started it, so i thought it was the program and uninstalled it and went to delete the 2 files i was downloading. When i try to delete the files it would bring up the recycle task bar and start locking up my computer and eventually crash explorer, even after that i can hear my hard drive making noise so i ran virus scans (avg), hijack this, ccleaner, seagates hard driver check (to see if it was dieing).

And nothing came up. I know have the two files sitting there and if i do anything to them, try to move them, right click them, etc explorer will freeze and crash. And even after it comes back on i can hear my hard drive accessing data or trying to do something. So my best guess is the files got corrupt during the download when i stopped the download and for some reason wont allow me to touch them. Any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-08-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

X86 File - Internet Explorer 8 Will Not Work

I have recently bought windows 7 and installed it and i have ran into a few problems. First my system is a 64-bit system and i have x86-files.

1) here is my main problem internet explorer 8 will not work when it is started from the x86 file. However, if i start internet explorer from my x64 file it will work correctly.

2) i have no idea how to uninstall the x86 file of internet explorer 8 so that i can reinstall it. When ever i attempt to uninstall it tells me that trusted installer is stopping me.

More information. I have other programs saved on x84 files and they work fine example: microsoft office, adobe, etc. So i'm wondering if there is not a problem with the internet explorer 8 file.

Here is my question how can i uninstall the x84 file of internet explorer so that i can reinstall it.

I found out some more information. I found out how to turn ie8 but i still dont know how to uninstall the program here is the website that showed me how to turn it off: www.Digitaltech.co. Cc/504/how-to-uninstallremove-internet-explorer-8-from-windows-7-build-7048/


Posted On: 2009-10-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Replacing Explorer.exe File For Themes

I downloaded a new theme for windows 7, however, i am nervous about replacing the explorer.exe file as instructed. By default, i would think that's a bad idea. But since i'm still learning my way around windows 7, i'm not sure if this is supported as i can't seem to find anything on microsoft's site saying that it's acceptable or not. Has anyone done this when installing new themes in windows 7?

Posted On: 2010-08-03 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Full File Address In Folder Explorer Bar

How to show full file address in folder explorer bar in windows 7? Is it possible to make the address show similar to xp (c:program filesadobe. )? It's extremely confusing as it is now, especially when in a mapped drive (i would expect the base level to show the mapped drive rather than "computer").

Posted On: 2010-06-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Windows explorer will not copy an 8gb iso image file to an external drive with 185gb of free space says file is too large for the destination file system. I tried copying an 8gb iso image file to an external drive with 185gb of free space and windows explorer keeps giving me the message "file is too large for the destination file system".

Then i tried copying the same file to a separate partition on my hard drive and it worked smoothly. I also tried copying a folder containing the sae content and about the same size and it also copied easily. I don't understand why it will not copy the 8gb iso file. By the way i am using windows 7 ultimate.


Posted On: 2009-10-26 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

File Access Problem

Didn't see this fix in the list, so- i just got a machine with windows 7. I wanted to arrange the 80 plus programs in my start menu into folders and to scrap the goofy folders some programs put on there, and i want to get into my cookies files to see who is hanging on, but this os denies access (fwiw, one user, i am administrator). I change the properties> security to allow access as win help says, and it still does not allow access. (I have enabled hidden files, just in case. ).

I've been programming and fixing software and hardware since hollerith cards, and i have had a couple pcs of one type or another since my 1983 ibm. So i don't live to work on them, i just want it to do what_i_ want it to do. >> How does one get to access windows 7 files when the security access "fix" does not work? No smoke now. Those cookies and links exist somewhere and someone looked at them during programming.


Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

File Access Permission

I am moving from an older laptop running xp to a new one which came pre-loaded with windows 7. I am unable to access a folder with all of my previous emails in various sub-folders entitled c:usercomputer administratorlocal settingsapplication datamicrosoftoutlookoutlook. Pst unless i log in as administrator. I went into security under properties in 7 and gave my non-administrator user account full access, yet when i try to open the above folder i am still denied access.

I suppose it has something to do with the "computer administrator" in the file name. How do i go about re-naming this file so it is accessible to the non-administrator user, or is there a better way to make it so that all of my previous email folders are available?


Posted On: 2010-08-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Access My Money File

Money prompts for a password. After putting in the correct password, a box with a ? Comes up says, "money has detected that you did not close the file "my money xyz" before exiting. Money now needs to verify the information in your file. If the file is large, this may take a few minutes. Do you want to do this now?"

Upon clicking yes, a working box appears and then goes away and is replaced with

"The email address is incorrect. Please try again. "

And then i am back to start again. Please help me regain access to my file.


Posted On: 2010-04-13 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Access File Sharing On Server

I have windows 7 home and i want to access file sharing on server.

Server
- Not ad
- Create folder and set share permission for user in server. After i  map network drive from windows 7 home to server - > example 10. 0. 0. 100 share (everyone not full control) in folder share have set folder permission for some user only. Select map drive with different user account and it keep ask user and password? I make sure that i type

User: servernameuser , pass:password
User : 10. 0. 0. 100 user
Pass : password


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have a new computer, and i try to open an excel file out my email, its zipped, when i try open it says>> cannot access the document c:?Users/tilo/appdata?Data. ?A7672. Xls.

The document may already open or it may be read only document. The name and path may be invalid the document may no longer exist or it may be open. If you run works from a network you may have to wait until someone else closes works. And another pop up says, > cannot change the document c:?Users etc. Xls. The document is read only or is open by another user or application. To change this file save it with differently filename. I try to change it to another name but it doesn't work. On my other computer i can open it. Any suggestions?


Posted On: 2010-05-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Shell32.dll File Access Denied

When i attempt to make a change in windows such as changing anything in personalization (i.e. Screen saver)i get the following message: "there was a problem starting c:windowssystem32shell32.dll access denied. " I have no idea what caused this or when it started. This is a relatively new hp laptop (4mo. ). My version is win 7 home premium.

Posted On: 2010-01-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Directory Paths And File Access In Xp Mode

Hi all, i recently became a windows 7 user when i bought a new laptop. For many years i've been using an old 16-bit program (foxpro for windows 2. 6) under various versions of windows, up through and including xp3. It didn't work under win 7, so i purchased the online upgrade from home premium to professional so that i could download windows xp mode. This all worked well, and i'm able to use the old foxpro when running a virtual session of xp in a window. The only issue i'm having now is that i'd like to create an icon for the program on my windows 7 desktop so that i can run the program without the intermediary step of starting an xp mode virtual session. It appears from the documentation that this should be possible. But i'm having trouble with the directory paths under xp vs. Win 7. In windows xp, i store foxpro's program files in c:program filesfpw26, and i store my scripts and data files in c:documents and applications[me]my documents xyz. In xp, i created a shortcut to the executable, and under properties created a "start in:" path with the path above to the script and data files. I copied the shortcut icon over to the windows 7 desktop, but the "start in:" reference did not make it across.

So i entered this pathname again in properties for the shortcut on the windows 7 desktop. Unfortunately it isn't recognizing this; i can start foxpro from the windows 7 desktop, but it acts as if it's in the directory of its executable files under c:program files. I wondered if there was a way to describe a windows 7 version of the pathname for the script/data file directory, but i couldn't figure out how to do this. So i have three questions:1) how can i pass a pathname in the "start in:" field under properties for the foxpro shortcut icon on the windows 7 desktop to make it recognize my directory of scripts/data files that exists under my documents in the virtual version of xp?2) if i can succeed with this, is there a way to access the directory of scripts/data files from windows 7 (for example, to edit them with a text editor) without needing to start an xp virtual session? In other words, are the xp directories visible from win 7?3) alternatively, would it be feasible for me to put my directory of scripts/data files under my documents in the windows 7 directory tree, and is it possible to pass foxpro a parameter to tell it to "start in" (and act on) that directory?


Posted On: 2010-07-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Opening Outlook Data File - Access Denied

I have an outlook data file created and used when i was running outlook 2003 on windows xp-pro. I've got a new machine now with windows 7 home premium. I'm still running outlook 2003. When i try to open the data file i get - file access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file c:usersvalued customeroutlook_xxx. Pstr

I am logged in as an administrator. The permissions for all folders in the path and the file itself grant full control. I have changed the owner to my new login.


Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Importing .pst File From Outlook 2002 To 2007 - Access Denied

Importing outlook 2002 exported . Pst file (using xp, to usb drive), into outlook 2007 (running windows 7. File copied to this laptop, under my documents). File access permission denied.

. Pst file laptop #1:

Exported from outlook 2002
Using xp
Saved on portable usb drive

. Pst file laptop #2:

Runing windows 7
Into outlook 2007
File saved under my documents, on laptio #2

. Pst file "share" set to "owner/user (administrator), everyone, group - full access"
File it self can not be changed from "locked" to "read" or "read/write" or special permissions; by adding user to this file. File access permission (still) denied. Idea: it has to be an issue with "changing ownership or security permissions"


Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-02 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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What type of mail system works with windows 7 ? I just upgraded to windows 7 a clean install over windows vista, and i am already sorry! I was sorry when i upgraded from xp to vista and same goes now for this upgrade, i believe the xp was best windows ever with all its security problem in mind.
Saying that, could someone tell me  how i could install a outlook express on windows seven 7>>> ? Is it possible or not, to get the same mail that was on windows vista does it work on 7? If yes how do i do that?

Before the migration i exported all my emails on a external hd , but dont know how and where to import them to.


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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So much for windows 7 making it easier to connect to other pc's on my network.


Posted On: 2010-04-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .