Apps / Software :: Cannot Open BAK File

Oct 23, 2013

What application can I use to open a .bak file? or is there any way where i can open it?

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Apps / Software :: How To Open PSD File Type

May 14, 2014

How do you want to open this type of file (.psd)?I'm choosing more options and picking photoshop as the default app, but nothing is happening. The same things happens to .torrent files, only works if i have the program open and drags the file into the program.

Files it happens with:
And the files are blank.

Cleaning and Tweaking tools I use:

Filehippo Update Checker.
Revo Uninstaller.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Free Window Registry Repair.
Broken Shortcut Fixer.
Auslogics DiskDefrag.

Laptop Model: Lenovo B5400-computer

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Apps / Software :: How To Open Access Database File

Mar 12, 2014

We got a new computer in the office and it is running Windows 8.1. We also have 2 older computers and they are running win XP. I have them all networked together and everybody can see and edit all files on any computer.So far so good.Here is the problem: MS Access will not open any database files. I get the attached popup. The file is not outside my intranet. It resides in a subfolder of "Documents". The folder is called "Data Base Files". As I said, the file can be seen by anu user, but can only be opened in the Windows 8.1 machine, where it resides. Q: how can I open the file on the XP machines? Of cause they all have Access installed. How do I get around the popup?

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Apps / Software :: Double Click A File Reader Does Not Open?

Oct 20, 2013

I'm on 64 bit and have 8.1 Pro installed. When I double click a file reader does not open. This wasn't the case before the upgrade. Tried multiple times but it just doesn't open. Went to Task Manager and noticed 8 instances of Acrobat Reader and shut them down all one by one. The files started opening again. After a while again I have to go back to the task manager and close reader which is cumbersome and irritating.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 - Excel 2007 File Doesn't Open

Mar 8, 2014

Windows 8.1 with Excel 2007. On one PC is it ok but not on another PC:

*a file with xls or xlsx suffix doesn't open as the exe-file of Excel is not found.
*Excel on it self is starting up and after opening the dedicated xls-suffix the file is visible

In configuration / program's /file type linking with xls to the Excel program isn't seen

The doc-suffix is correctly linked to Word 2007...

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Apps / Software :: Open File Location Icon Not Show On Taskbar

Jul 1, 2013

When I right-click on a metro tile in windows 8, the Open File Location Icon does not show on my task bar. What is wrong?

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Question: How To See Libraries In File Save / File Open Form

Feb 3, 2014

How to make the 'Libraries' folder structure appear when doing a file open file save. In both case I can see the folders labeled Desktop, Documents, Downloads, etc. but I cannot see the Libraries folder.

Is this possible? How?

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VHD File - Cant Open Because It Is Open In System

Jul 25, 2014

I created a vhd file and cant put it in the recycle bin because every time I try it says Cant open file because it is open in System, I try again but it doesn't work. I've just lost 400gb of disk space!

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Apps Won't Open Change Pc Settings Won't Open

Sep 7, 2014

I have upgraded my windows 8 to 8.1 and now no apps will work and the pc settings wont open also I have activated windows but still wont work

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How To Open IMZ File

May 2, 2014

How would you open/mount it ?

Is there any program which opens them ?

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File Explorer Won't Open?

Jul 27, 2014

When i click on the File Explorer link nothing happens. i get the blue circle but then it just stops.

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How To Open A File With Notepad

Nov 13, 2012

Is there anyway in Windows 8 to open a file with notepad?

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Windows 8 Won't Allow To Open File?

Apr 5, 2014

I have a program that used to run on win 7, but 8 wont let me open the file. I've tried the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter with no luck. After I select an O.S., it asks me to test the program. I click the option and it does nothing.

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Apps / Software :: Open Apps That Are Active Lose Focus In Seconds?

Oct 21, 2013

In w 8.1 If I open an app within seconds it loses focus. It makes it very difficult to type ie in e mail, the only way to get focus is to left click the mouse within the app and the cursor comes back for a few letters then the cursor disapears again. So any time I make an app active it becomes inactive quickly. To make it active again I have to click on it with my mouse.

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Apps / Software :: Close All Open Metro Windows / Apps?

Dec 25, 2013

I have a Windows RT tablet so all my apps are pretty much in the metro/modern UI.

Is there a way to quickly close all open apps? Right now I have to swipe down on each app.

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Apps / Software :: Right Click Open With Giving Unnecessary Apps

Oct 24, 2013

I have put irfanview as my default image viewers of all types all over the system.

However, when I am using irfanview on a particular image, I want some other app to open the other images that I am trying to open. For that I have installed FastStone Image Viewer, so I want FSView.exe to appear in my RightClick - Open With defaults so that I can select it.

However I try, windows 8 is always showing
Microsoft Office 2010
Windows Photo Viewer
in that open with setting.

I have selected Faststone viewer a dozen time through disk, but it doesn't stick to the right click menu. Those names are always coming.

I don't want even to see 1. Microsoft Office 2010, 2. Photos, 3. Windows Photo Viewer in that list, I just don't want to use these three programs to ever open any of my images.

So I want, 1. irfanview, 2. paint, 3. Faststone viewer to appear in my rightclick openwith list.

How do I do it. I have tried control panel - Default programs. I have downloaded and run Default Programs Editor.exe mentioned elsewhere in this forum, but they don't give any option to "delete" there options of rightclick menu that keep on appearing.

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Got Message File Is Open In Another Program?

Jan 21, 2013

in Windows-8 when i try to delete folder i got the message: "The action cant be completed because the folder or file in it is open in another program" i check and close all program, i dont see it in the task-manager (if i reset the computer, and try again it will delete it)

another problem in Windows-8, when i copy, or delete folder - i cant see the action until i press F5 for refresh

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Opening Picture - Always Ask Before Open This File

Sep 15, 2014

Every time I open a picture it says "Always ask before open this file" ... over and over again, even when I uncheck it.

It never did this before till I had my computer reset to factory default at the repair shop. I am using Windows 8.1

It does it on about half the pictures that I have. I am working on a project and having to open lots and lots of pictures.

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How To Make Win 8 To Ask What Program To Use To Open A File

May 6, 2013

How to make Windows 8 open pdf file with the message "how do you want to open this file?" Because I want to choose according to what program to use to open a file.

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Apps / Software :: Any Way To Prevent Apps From Remaining Open

Dec 10, 2013

I found that whenever I open an app, such as 'Reader' they remain open even after I switch to something else. I know I could close them by swiping the upper left of the screen and select 'Close'.

Is there a way to have them close altogether when I'm done with them?

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Apps / Software :: Cannot Link Tiles And Apps To Open Together?

Sep 13, 2013

the tiles flip around and won't open the app. I already have over 1049 screen thingys.

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Apps / Software :: Metro Apps Won't Open Suddenly

May 30, 2014

I've been using Windows 8.1 x64 version for a long while now and it was all good ..

until today when I was playing Football Manager 2014 for the first time and it gave me a BSOD during the first match ..

after restarting the windows logged into a "Temporary account" and my main account was corrupted by the problem ..all metro apps won't open .. even the "PC Settings" !they just "crash on startup"

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Maintenance :: File History Won't Open / Start?

Jan 10, 2013

Running Windows 8 Pro x64 as a Domain User with full Admin privileges, I am unable to use File History. I cannot open/start the File History tool. When I attempt to click on it from the Control Panel, nothing happens. When I try running it from the Metro search tool, it switches to the desktop and nothing loads. I've also tried in the Action Center, under Maintenance, "File History is Off. Turn On." Clicking "Turn On" does nothing.

All other items under the Control Panel that I have tried open and work with no problems.

I also tried in a "clean boot". System file checker reported no errors.

I just noticed in Control Panel there is "Windows 7 File Recovery". If I launch that and try to set up a Windows 7-style backup, it seems to work. I suppose I could just use this older tool instead of the new File History, although I haven't researched the differences.

I have another machine with the same version of Windows 8, and I am able to launch File History with no problems. I click File History from control panel and am taken to another screen that allows me to enable it. No such screen on the problem machine. The only main difference is the working machine is a regular user account; whereas, the non working machine is a domain account

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Maintenance :: Got Message - File Is Open In Another Program?

Jan 21, 2013

in Windows-8 when i try to delete folder i got the message:

"The action cant be completed because the folder or file in it is open in another program"

i check and close all program, i dont see it in the task-manager(if i reset the computer, and try again it will delete it) Windows-8, when i copy, or delete folder - i cant see the action until i press F5 for refresh

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File Explorer - How To Keep Multiple Windows Open

Mar 31, 2013

Is there any way in doing this automatically without right click> open in a new window and when you click on diferent folders for the current open one not closing?

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Creating Shortcut On Special File To Open With App?

Sep 17, 2013

I want to have an icon(shortcut) on my start screen that opens a rom file with the emulator with just one click. Is that possible? This way I could have every single game(rom) on the start screen to choose from instead of going to desktop, open the emulator and select(search ) the rom.

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Apps / Software :: Set Compatibility On Exe File Regardless Of File Location

Jun 3, 2013

I have an issue running a program that is contained in a self extracting zip that is supposed to run automatically.

The SFX files unzips the contents to a folder on my hard disk (no problem), but then tries to run another program (installer.exe) that is located in the extracted folder.

The program fromm inside the SFX runs fine if I set the compatibility to XP manually, but the problem is that the the SFX extracts the files to a different location each time it is run.

Is there a global way to make a program (installer.exe) run in compatibility mode wherever it exists?

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Open Text File In Windows 8 From Win7 (32bit)

Dec 7, 2012

I have a dual boot Windows 8 (64bit) and win7 (32bit). wen i have text file to open in Windows 8 from win7 it will be denied access. all protections are off, uac, in the register different things.

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Windows 8.1 File Explorer Fails To Open With Right Click

Mar 31, 2014

Windows Explorer as well as other desktop programs failed to respond to a right click from any interface. I was also having printer errors that involved total failure to print. At first, I thought I needed to uninstall all my Epson software and printer, but that resulted in no change. This was likely a Context Menu Handler problem. It suggested downloading a Shell File Extensions View (ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows) from NirSoft version which was free.

The first download I did not use out of fear so I accessed the Context Menu area via regedit, but saw no way to disable any suspected third party Context Menu Handlers. So, in the end, I swallowed hard and ran the NirSoft application. I was able to see all the shell items in the registry, and sorted them by age, the most recent was a Context Menu Handler from Norton Internet Security occurring during the most recent update.

The manager software allowed me to disable just that one handler, and after a restart, File Explorer and everything else behaved normally. So, now I am posting this so it only takes you less than an hour to address this issue, where I spent 4-5 hours on it. I reinstalled the Norton Internet Security and all is still well.

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Program Disappears When Select To Open Existing File

Sep 30, 2013

I have a very frustrating issue with Windows 8 where my software disappears when I select to open an existing file from within the parent program. It is not minimized and it is not 'off' the screen. I open task manager, and it doesn't exist as a process in any state. The program is Xilinx's ISE for programming FPGA boards.

Before, I get the obvious response that it is an issue with the ISE gui and not Windows 8, I've had a similar problem in another program in Windows 8 in which when I tried to create a new folder in a select file dialog box to save a file, the program would disappear. (Though, I don't recall which program that was.) It's as the program closes completely! (I'm lovin' Linux even more now.)

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Windows 8 - Can't Open Any Personal Stuff / File Damaged

Oct 11, 2013

Word documents open, but I can't delete, move, or open anything like pictures and media.

It says the file is damaged, windows can't read it, or it's corrupted.

I can't move any programs/stuff to a new folder, or the screen flashes dark blue then back again, with nothing changed

If I delete something, again, blue screen flash, nothing changes.
If I delete something while editing a picture (ex: selecting part of the picture then pressing "delete" key), nothing happens (Paint.NET - doubt this issue is from them).

My temp folder is extremely messed up as well. Link to my temp folder [URL] ....

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