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Feb 5, 2012

All of a sudden when I click a shortcut icon on my desktop it automatically opens microsoft word. How do I stop it from doing this.

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Feb 20, 2012

I normally use Word 2003 for documents, although I use Outlook 2010. This morning I opened a Word 2010 document and after quite a while of some sort of an installation, I was able to open the Word 2010 document. I did not think too much of it, except that later I was sending an e-mail and attached a Word 2003 document and when I went to check it (i.e. open it up) it opened in Word 2010. How do I disable Word 2010 as my default program to open Word documents. I do not want to uninstall the program, but at this point I am not ready to learn how to use Word 2010.

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Oct 14, 2011

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Jul 20, 2012

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Mar 28, 2011

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Jan 18, 2011

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Nov 12, 2012

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Jul 15, 2010

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Sep 15, 2011

since I installed SP1 for Office 2010 I have problems with opening some (not all!) older Word documents created with Word 2003 (*.doc). I get a message that Word can't read the document and it is probably corrupt.On a other client (same OS, Office 2010 without SP1) I can open the same document without difficulty.

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Jul 27, 2012

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Apr 23, 2012

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Oct 8, 2012

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I have a copy of my maths assignment (my most recent version...which is not backed up) that I have been unable to open. The error is: The file cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents. Details: The name in the end tag of the element must match the element type in the start tag. Location: Part:/word/document.xml, Line: 2, Column: 12620. How to correct this error? I am working with Word 2010.

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Oct 20, 2011

Just started using a new workstation with Office 2010 installed by OEM. Everything worked fine for a few days, and then every time i attempt to open a Word file or Excel file i get the MS Office dialog box that states "please wait while windows configures Microsoft Office 2010". The dialog box stays visible for 30-45 seconds and then the program opens and works fine.

Ran a repair, four times, didn't fix it.

All of my research leads me to a solution of uninstalling and re-installing. I'm not buying that if everything worked fine for several days, that a bad install will make the program stop functioning properly.

I also noticed, while visiting help within outlook, that the product was still a trial version and not currently activated. I have entered the activation code numerous times with no luck.

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Aug 3, 2011

If I right click on the desktop/new/shortcut, nothing happens. Before I had a window open to input the data for the shortcut.

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Apr 28, 2011

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Aug 5, 2011

I have over 300 shortcuts I would like to display on my desktop. No room. I tried to figure out how I can page groups of 60 at a time. Tried Sondle Virtual Desktop Assist Software but that just switches between same desktop but session only open/close of availiable programs.

I need different shortcuts on different desktops.

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Using Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) Everything going on well then all pf a sudden, I lose all my short-cuts on my desktop.

I know they are still there as I can see them in the Desktop folder in my branch of Users (I am the only user!)

If I try to put another short-cut on everything goes ahead quite normally until I complete - and then the screen is still blank of short-cuts, but the new short-cut is in my Desktop folder as it should be It's just as though they are hidden.

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Nov 13, 2011

Is there any known reason and fix, when Windows 7 Enterprise desktop shortcut key stops to work?Win+D doesn't, while Win+E works.When hiding other applications and revealing desktop, application shortcut keys don't work from desktop but start from task bar icons.

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May 21, 2012

Running Windows 7 home premium with all updates on an i5 PC built in Dec 2011.Yesterday, out of 50 shortcut ions on my desktop, 6 of them disappeared! The missing shortcuts were to:- Control panel- Disk management- A shared network folder- To 3 programsI looked in C:UsersUserNameDesktop and in C:UsersPublicPublic desktop but the missing shortcuts are missing from those folders also.

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I played some UT3, made some screenshots w/ Fraps to the desktop, downloaded a vid to the desktop, and when i was finished, there where some empty spots in my icon rows on the desktop. I thought that something shuffled the icons around, but then discovered that about 4-6 shortcuts where missing. There where simply gone, i did a search for them.After some investigation (including examining my desktop backup) i found that all the missing shortcuts have a broken link (the destination doesn't exist at the moment).So, what is this strange behavior? Shortcuts that no longer work are deleted automatically without warning the user?

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Dec 13, 2012

I cnnot open my deslktop short cuts (well most of them )

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Jun 3, 2012

I was pinning some shortcuts to the task bar and removing these shortcuts from the desktop. Somehow I ended up with duplicate shortcuts and icons for each one that was originally on the computer desktop (even those I was not moving). These duplicates are not useable - they cannot be right clicked; they do not highlight when hovered over.

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Nov 27, 2011

My girlfriends laptop keeps getting strange shortcuts on the desktop that we/she did not want or put there.. They are just plain folder looking shortcuts and have odd names like ")." or "))/.."or ".))" ...I cant remember the names exactly but they are similar to that. We delete them and they come back in a few days. I've run the virus scans and malwarebytes scans and found nothing...

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Mar 19, 2011

Some programs automatically create shortcuts on the desktop without asking you, is there a way to completely disable creating shortcuts on the desktop? I don't want to just hide the icons on the desktop, I don't want any program to be able to create shortcuts on my desktop.

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Apr 14, 2011

I have about twenty shortcuts on my desktop. Up until last week they all took me to where I wanted to go. As of yesterday they don't work. I click on a shortcut and nothing happens. The only thing different is that I placed the "Show the desktop" on my taskbar. The icons here do work. What paralyzed my regular desktop icons and how do I unparalyze them?

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Feb 18, 2012

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