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Error - Windows Can't Open This File


Windows can't open this file: in windows 7 with ie 8, when i click on an embedded link in an email, i get the message "windows can't open this file: and then there is a long file name is listed. "To open this file, windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

What do you want to do?" I then select "select a program from a list of installed programs" and use ie, and it works fine. Links within the link work. I select use this program but it doesn't matter, it always gives me this message. I did a system restore and did a ie reset, but i think this started after the most recent windows critical update.


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Error - File Or Folder Open Or In Use By Another Program

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When i try and move a folder on the desktop hard drive using the laptop running win 7 i am getting the error"file or folder open or in use by another program, please close the program and try again"
The files are not open on the desktop or elsewhere on the laptop either, but nothing i do seems to unlock these files so they can be managed remotely from the laptop across the wireless network.

I found one forum post that said something about having to unlock the permissions for the file in windows 7? Is this the problem? And if so, how would one go about doing that? I have checked the permissions of the folders themselves, and they are set to full read write access for everyone, so i don't know what i could possibly change. This is a very annoying glitch, having to go to my desktop every time i need to move or delete a file from my shared hard drive!

Also i have had no problems in the past w/ my previous two laptops managing files across my network on this particular desktop drive. Those were running win xp home and media center edition.


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

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Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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

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I want to skip the step of renaming it each time. I want to just associate the files with the zip viewer. In fact i don't need to associate it, just open-with a single time: i know if i can do it once, it will always be an available option on the right-click context menu of the files.

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Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I had to restore my computer in order to get it back to using the files in their normal programs. Even my files and programs on the start menu changed. I attempted to change one program back to its original state and left the box checked again, it then changed all my files and programs to this other program. How can i correct this problem so when i have a file i want to use with a certain program i can make that particular program the default but without changing all my other files and programs?


Posted On: 2010-04-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Open file security warning
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Type: application
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And then it asks me by checking a little box if i want it to always ask before opening this file, but it opens this anyway every time i log into windows when it starts up. This is ridiculously annoying and i am on the verge of giving my one month old dell inspirion laptop to my dog as a chew toy and going out and buying a mac just so i wont have to deal with these ridiculous random security warnings that microsoft has plagued it's consumers with time after time with their operating systems. Can someone please help me before fido chews through the hard drive?


Posted On: 2010-05-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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My laptop is a asus notebook n50vn sn: 8bn0as09004045h

I have seen this on another thread but it doesnt work. My windows 7 ultimate is on a usb and cant be burnt onto a dvd. Try starting your computer in safe mode, follow these steps:
 
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4. Use the up/down arrow keys to highlight your selection.
5. Select safe mode with networking and press enter.
6. You should see drivers loading, and then please wait.
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8. Logon to your computer using an account with administrator privileges.
 


Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-30 . View Related Posts . . View 16 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-26 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Adobe Reader 9 .pdf File Will Not Open

I just got a new laptop with adobe reader 9 installed on it and the new windows 7. When i try and open a .pdf file i get a gray box with a question mark and no text. I tried opening adobe before clicking a document link, hoping that would work, but it still didn't open. Any ideas for a quick fix?

Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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"this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel". As far as i can tell, all my other folders open up fine. Last thing i did was trying to download some software that would gradually turn my volume down so that i could fall asleep to it. It didn't work (older software, seemed like it wasn't compatible with windows 7) so i deleted the application and the installer which were located in my downloads folder.

Posted On: 2012-05-30 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

How To Open 1 Outlook Pst File From Backup Drive ?

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Posted On: 2009-12-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Choose The Program You Want To Open This File Dialog Issue

As i described, the dialog appears after each restart. It occurs after i have entered my log-in credentials and proceeded to windows. It seems to be fairly late in the boot process as things like chat programs and widgets are fully loaded by the time the dialog appears.

The dialog appears to be the standard "open with" dialog in windows 7.

Specifically the dialog reads:

Choose the program you want to open this file:
 
File: mathew [this is my user id and there is no extension shown)

If i open the file in something like notepad, then the below information is presented (the #'s are real numbers, but these looked like mac addresses so i left them out).


Posted On: 2009-12-10 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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I am using office 2007 on a windows 7 pc and i find that when opening excel and word files from the explorer window, that the relevant file always opens but sometimes a second excel or word window will open but without any document. So when this happens, i end up with two instances of word or excel - one with the relevant document and a second empty window.

I don't know the cause of this and it is sporadic.could it be due to a bug or a utility which is affecting the software? As far as i can tell, powerpoint and access don't suffer this problem.

This is an irritation rather than a problem but maybe someone can advise.


Posted On: 2010-01-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Okay, i first noticed this issue when i was playing team fortress. Whenever you enter a server you'll be presented with a server message, which is a html page with-in the program (from my understanding). But when my computer is about to load the server message it minimizes and i get a message saying if i want to save or open the file, if i click open it will open in my browser and the in game window will be blank. Its happened to a few other programs as well, for instance when installing a program the eula will come up as a html doc within the installed and i have to scroll to accept, however it again asks me to open or save, if i open it will open in a browser.

The last place i noticed it was in outlook, whenever i get new mail, instead of doing the normal thing outlook does with mail it asks me if i want to save the file it's receiving. At first i thought my temp folder was full, cleaned it and i still get the issue. Its really limiting what i can do on my computer, could anyone help?


Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Easy File Transfer Won't Open Files

I am upgrading from xp (32 bit) to win 7 home premium (64 bit). I downloaded easy file transfer for xp 32 bit and put my files on a jump drive. I installed win 7 and ran easy file transfer and tried to get the files off the jump drive and it tells me easy transfer can't open the files. Also, i have a clone of my win xp on another hd can i use win 7 easy file transfer to get the files directly off that hd? If so, how? I don't see an option for that in easy transfer.

Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Right before the trip i upgraded to windows 7 and all my printers were working fine. When i got back and plugged it back in, windows doesn't recognize any of my printers. When i try to add the printers back an error message comes up saying "windows can't open add printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine. " I have tried rebooting and turning off the printer, etc. Can anyone help me?


Posted On: 2010-07-27 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Somehow i've converted all windows programs into a word documents, ie; when i try and open explorer (or other programs), they all open in word. How do i change the settings back, so they all open as they should.

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

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Printer disabled , error : windows can't open add printer. The local spooler service is not running. Printer not responding have windows 7 with wireless hp officejet j4680 all-in-one printer. The printer becomes disabled and i get the message: windows can't open add printer. The local spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the  machine. What is wrong? This is the second time i have lost the printer.

Posted On: 2010-07-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Error - Windows Can't Open Add Printer Access Denied

Devices and printer gives me a note saying windows cannot open add printer. Access is denied when i try to install my printer it will not go to devices and printers it tells me that "windows can't open add printer access denied. I am the administrator.

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

Error - This File Does Not Have A Program Associated With It

Error box: "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the set associations control panel". I am using desktop pc: hp windows vista hompe premium 32 bit. (Service pack 2) and my pc is updated with all the latest updates. My problem: when some one email me an internet link and i try to open the link in my internet mail, then this "set associations control panel" box appears on my screen.

I have tried everything to 'set this association' but i am unable to do it, because when i= click on start= open default programs= set your default program. I do not see my internet explorer in the default program box. Also, when i click on "default programs"= and open : " set program access and computer defaults"= my setting is checked on: "custom"= at: 'choose a default browser' the "use my current web browser" is checked. = 'choose a default email program' the "use my current email" is checked.

When i experienced this problem, i had windows explorer 7 on my vista (32 bit) and i downloaded internet explorer 8 and i thought that it would solve the problem. But it didn't. I still cannot open any internet website links that i receive in my email letters. (I do  not have any problems to open my internet explorer when i click on  my internet explorer link or to surf the web) my problem is only when someone send me email with a link to a webpage, on the internet (any webpage) then i cannot open the link from my windows mailbox.

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Create an association in the set associations control panel" but again, internet explorer 7 (and now i downloaded ie 8) does not appear in my default program box that enables me to set an association. What can i do? Will the program "hijack this" help me in some way, to give you more information about this problem?(I do have firefox on my computer as well).


Posted On: 2010-06-23 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .