Double clicking on file opens some but not all of the same file ty

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by mlsoup, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. mlsoup

    mlsoup Guest

    I am really stumped on this one? When I double click on a file it opens with
    some files while not opening with others. I am running Vista. It is totally
    radom as to what it opens and what it does not.

    I can open up the file from the actual program that I need to open it with
    by going to file/open and finding the file that way. When I double click on
    the file in the folder that it is in it says "cannot find the specified file.
    make sure that you typed the name correctly" It is there. I just opened it
    the other way.

    I would just like to click on the file and have it open as I have done a
    million times before. This is happening with .doc , .docx and .xls files?

    I know that I am not alone as there are others with the same problem. I
    cant wait for the fix of Vista in six months?

    It is very time consuming and frustering.

    Oh yeah. Brand new latop out of the box.....
     
    mlsoup, Sep 28, 2007
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  2. when vista does not open the file with the proper program, did it prompt
    you?

    The one I worked on did. I then choose program, browse to the desire program
    and select it, check always open with this, ok that seem to work


    Of course you can go into tools, folder options , file type to set them up
     
    forum.microsoft.com, Sep 28, 2007
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  3. mlsoup

    mlsoup Guest

    No. It gives me the error message that windows cannot find the file
    .......... make sure you typed the name correctly. Some files I can right
    mouse click on it gives me the Open with prompt and I specify Word for
    example it sometimes opens that way and sometimes it does not. It is
    extremely random as to what files it opens and does not within the same file
    type. It has done it with shortcuts that I have set up.

    It will open the specified file every time if I open up (Word for example)
    to open a word document and go to file and then open and find the file. But
    if I double click on the exact same file within the specified folder it gives
    me the "cannot find the file, make sure you typed the name correctly"
    message.

    I have tried to find the cure for this all over the web and there are many
    others that have the same problem but I have not found the correct answer. I
    have tried installing the compability pack from Microsoft.... just about
    everything.

    It started happening about two days ago after working with my brand new
    laptop for about one week with no problems at all.

    It is driving me crazy!
    --
    Thank you,
    Matt Campbell


     
    mlsoup, Sep 28, 2007
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  4. Hi Matt,

    Do you have Norton AntiVirus installed, per chance? If so, try disabling the Office plugin in NAV settings.

    How to use Office programs with the Norton AntiVirus Office plug-in:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329820/


    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    No. It gives me the error message that windows cannot find the file
    .......... make sure you typed the name correctly. Some files I can right
    mouse click on it gives me the Open with prompt and I specify Word for
    example it sometimes opens that way and sometimes it does not. It is
    extremely random as to what files it opens and does not within the same file
    type. It has done it with shortcuts that I have set up.

    It will open the specified file every time if I open up (Word for example)
    to open a word document and go to file and then open and find the file. But
    if I double click on the exact same file within the specified folder it gives
    me the "cannot find the file, make sure you typed the name correctly"
    message.

    I have tried to find the cure for this all over the web and there are many
    others that have the same problem but I have not found the correct answer. I
    have tried installing the compability pack from Microsoft.... just about
    everything.

    It started happening about two days ago after working with my brand new
    laptop for about one week with no problems at all.

    It is driving me crazy!
    --
    Thank you,
    Matt Campbell


     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Sep 30, 2007
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