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Trying to turn PDF file into Comma-Delimited file (single file format)

Question: Trying to turn PDF file into Comma-Delimited file (single file format)

I'm looking for all the help I can get on this. I have a racing program that runs off of single file data. I am wondering if I can turn past performance PDF files into these comma delimited files ??Here is a PDF (click on Free Sample Ultimate PP's)- is a data file (click on Free Sample PP Data Files (single)- for any and all help on this. I am trying to get something done by Thursday night.John

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Answer: Trying to turn PDF file into Comma-Delimited file (single file format)

Quote from: jonnyc on November 01, 2011, 09:56:12 AMHere is a PDF (click on Free Sample Ultimate PP's)- is a data file (click on Free Sample PP Data Files (single)- the above alternative sources of the data, or what?

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I'm trying to import physical inventory data on an excel spreadsheet into my business program. It must be in a quoted comma-delimited format. I haven't a clue how to accomplish this.

Answer:Solved: txt file to quoted comma-delimited format

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I need to convert Excel data into ASCII comma delimited text file format. I know that if I save as csv. that the data can be pasted into Wordpad with the comma delimiter, but how do I get the quotes around the data fields?

Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:Converting Excel data to ASCII comma delimited text file format

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I need convert/save Excel files into the ASCII comma delimited text files. It needs to be in this format in order to upload healthcare data to the CDC (NHSN).

Thank you.

Answer:How to convert/save an Excel file to ASCII comma delimited text file

File - Save As. Change Save as type option at the bottom...

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Just found the site, amazing work.
I have a project where I need to export a comma and quote delimited text file. I am running W7 and O2007.
On Aril 8, 2007 Rollin_Again posted the code below. I see you are still active, could I impose on you for a couple of changes?
> One, if the field is blank there is no need for quotes.
> Two, I do not need Quotes on the first 2 fields/columns.
>Third, there is a space before and after every comma that is not needed.

My file only has 20-30 rows by 22 columns so cleaning this up is not a BIG deal, but since it is Christmas I thought I would ask.


Public Sub ExportText()

Dim fso
Dim aArray As Variant

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set fsoText = fso.CreateTextFile("C:\Test.txt", True)

vCol = Left(Columns(Cells.Find(What:="*", After:=[A1], SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, _
SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Column).Address(0, 0), 2 + (Cells.Find(What:="*", After:=[A1], _
SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Column < 27))

For i = 2 To Cells.Find("*", SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Row

ReDim aArray(1 To 1, 1 To Cells.Find(What:="*", After:=[A1], SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, _

aArray = Range("A" & i & ":" & vCol & i).Value

For x = 1 To Cells.Find(What:="*", After:=[A1], SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, _
SearchDirection:=xlPrevious)... Read more

Answer:Solved: Export Quote and Comma Delimited file from Excel

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This format is necessary for importing data files into HandiLedger systems.

Can anyone please give me a step-by-step explanation of how to achieve this.

Answer:how to convert excel data to ASCII comma delimited text file

you should be able to save as CSV - Comma Separated Value . which will produce a comma delimited file

ASCII is how a computer uses characters
so a letter
A in ASCII can be a number of different codes , depending on what the computer uses
I used to work on computers that uses octal numbers
The octal numeral system, or oct for short, is the base-8 number system, and uses the digits 0 to 7.Click to expand...

and an "A" was 101
I dont know if you are trying to change the letters and numbers into ASCII code
this maybe HEX base 16
The hexadecimal numbers are 0-9 and then use the letters A-F.Click to expand...

Here is a table of ASCII codes

if you had
cell A1 with
H and
A2 with 20

did you want to show
change the H and the 20 to an ASCII code
say HEX

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I have used Eudora for many years and I'm now switching to Outlook 2003. I have about 200 addresses in Eudora and it has no export option. I have managed to get all the names and addresses into a comma delimited file by doing a manual search and replace. Here's the format:

FirstName,,LastName,,[email protected]

I did all of this on the assumption Outlook had a way to import a comma delimited text file into its address book. But, alas, I don't see any way to do it.

Anyone have any suggestions?

I don't mind abandoning this method for another if need be.

Answer:Import Comma-delimited Text File into Outlook 2003 Address Book?

I was just looking at a site for making a backup of Eudora's Address Book.

Try Exporting the Contacts folder in Outlook, as a .csv file, first.
Then add the contacts from the Eudora Address Book to the .csv file and Import the .csv file back into the Contacts folder in Outlook

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I have a group of email addresses that are lsted separated by columns. Here is an example:

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],

When I import them into excel, they come out as one long string of rows.

Any ideas of how to fix that?

I want one long column.


Answer:Importing comma delimted text file in a single column

Bob, are you telling Excel's Import Wizard that the File is Comma seperated?
When you say one column, can you show how you want your 3 examples to appear please?

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I'm trying to open in Excel 2010 a file with .exf extension that is always a pipe delimited text file. I have set, using Windows file associations, to open this type of file with Excel. But, I would like for it to recognize that it is pipe delimited, so that I don't have to click on Delimited, Other, "|" to import the file. Any ideas? I also thought about using a macro to save some steps as well. Thanks for your help!

Answer:Excel import pipe delimited file based on file extension

Hi, welcome tothe forum
Macro is the solution, just start the macro recorder, give it a name and do what you do, stop the recorder and you have the macro.
Simple as pie

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I am trying to transfer information from one database to another via comma delimited ASCII format. The format I exported from the first database is "aaa", "bbb","ccc","ddd". But some records from the first database have empty fields, in which the quotation marks are omitted; that is, "aaa", , "ccc","ddd", where the bbb field is empty. The second (import) database requires the presence of the quotation marks in ALL fields and therefore rejects the comma-delimited file when trying to import.

How can I make the databases compatible so that the import will be accepted?

Answer:Comma Delimited Format

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I need to open a file in escel as a delimited file, but the problem is I don't know how to do this So I was curious if anyone could tell me how to open a file as a delimited file and have : be the delimiter. all help is appreciated

Answer:Opening a file in excel as a delimited file

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Every now and then, when I try opening an Excel file, I get a message saying that "Excel cannot open the file 'file.xlsx' because the file format or the file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file." Please see attached image

Answer:Excel cannot open file 'file.xlsx' because file format or extension is not valid

Your image did not attach.

Also, which version of Excel are you using?

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Hope I can explain this situation: I have a program on my pc that is used accounting & billing in a medical practice. I am signing up now with an online service that can electronically file my billing to the different insurance companies. I have been told that all of data that is presently stored on the billing program (program #1) can be sent to the online electronic filing program (program #2) by copying the files as csv file format. When I asked the rep from program #1, they said I would need to copy the files as 'tab delimited text files'. I have never heard of that, and have no idea how, and if I can do that with all these data files. The only thing I have ever heard about csv files is I beleive that is the file format used in Outlook Express. This is an entire different thing. Program #1 is very strange to work with, in that it is not like a basic windows program with file/edit, etc. available to you. Hope that makes sense?Anyone out there have a clue what I am talking about? Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

Answer:"tab Delimited Text File" And Csv File

Until someone with more knowledge comes along, these might start you in the right direction

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A friend created an Excel spreadsheet at work and when trying to open it at home it wouldn't open. Comes up with "file format or filoe extension not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted..". Using Office Home & Student 2010 on two different computers with different OS's (XP, & Vista 64bit) with the same result. Xlsx files created at home and taken to work can be read on the same USB stick, but anything created at work comes up with the same error. Any ideas?

Answer:Can't Open xlsx file - file format or file ext not valid

Hi,Change the file extension manually from .xlsx to .xls and try again to check the issue.

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I have been using this same Excel file for many years. I viewed on my new home laptop 2 days ago, using a 2010 Excel Version. It was created on 2007.

I opened it on my work computer, version 2003, and now get the above error message on both machines. The file can no longer be opened.

I have tried emailing it, still won't open.

I have chenged the file type to both .xls and .xlxs neither open.

I downloaded the program on the home page of this site, and it said no file issues, no known problems for this file.

When I click Open File, it still shows where I had the file opened (the file name in lighter gray font - but cannot open.) The original file is in black, and I can open. But, get that message.

I also tried to open and fix - and I tried both options, with formulas, and without formulas, and all it opened was foreign characters.

Any other suggestions? Or is this file gone? Unfortunately, my most recent back up is 3-4 months old...

Thank you for your help,

Answer:Excel File now says File Format or File Extension is not valid...

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Every now and then, when I try opening an Excel file, I get a message saying that "Excel cannot open the file 'file.xlsx' because the file format or the file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file.

Answer:Excel cannot open the file 'file.xlsx' because the file format

Older versions of Microsoft Office can't open the newer office formats,try updating and installing Microsofts file format converters.

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I have an installation disk for a scanner. I don't have a CD drive I was wondering if I can bundle the whole thing into a single msi or exe file?

I am also going to try an ISO, but I'm afraid that security practices will prevent me from mounting an iso, so I'm trying to think of a secondary approach.


Answer:Solved: Can I turn a CD into a single msi file

You have an installation disk (like on a cd), but you do not have a cd drive. Am I understanding this correctly?

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Hai frnds..any body can  suggest me can i creat batch file which delete partition of hardisk  on single click............

Answer:batch file which format drive on single click

Out of interest, why do you need to do this?

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Many thanks for help.Now I am going to make a <BATCH FILE> that would open several files under the command <sleep>1) one by one2) several simultaneously. What IS THE GENERAL FORMAT OF THE <BATCH FILE> TO EXICUTE THE PROGRAM, PLEASE ?

Answer:General format for openning several files in a single <BATCH FILE>

Sorry, what?

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Hello, guys. I have a snapshot for my problem:

Size in explorer: ~2.7 GB
Size in props window: 0 bytes
Size of allocated space in drive's props: 255 from 300.

Erm... Ok. I've never seen such corruptions before. The file you see actually was some files and folders. I guess they got corrupted, but I don't know how. It's a friend of mine's and he used "Safely remove...." from what he's told me.

I can't copy, archive (backup), move etc. the file.

What happened (not "how")?
Can I recover those files and folders?
It's the file-system that got currupted?

Answer:Corrupted external usb HDD file-system into a single file

Have you tried it on more than one computer? Is there a tiny Write Protect switch somewhere on the stick which may have been partically turned on or off?


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I need to make an ASCII tab delimited file to send information to a government organization. I have Corel Wordperfect 8 Suite on my computer. They have given me 7 or 8 Fields to enter. Do I use the database or wordprocessing and what do I do???? I know how to "save as" an Ascii delimited file, but I don't know how to set it up before that. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm totally new at this!

Answer:ACSII Tab Delimited File

there's a spreadsheet application isn't there?

enter the info in the 7 or 8 adjacent cells, then save as: tab delimited text (or whatever WP calls it)

you may want to enter the field names in each column too,
then the data in the cell below the field name

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I have a list of names separated by semi-colons, which I can save in Word as plain text and then import into Excel as a "semi-colon delimited text file". My problem is that, in Excel, the data goes into a single *row* of cells whereas I want it to be in a single *column* and can find no way of selecting which way the delimited text file is imported.I'm sure VoG? will know the answer. ;)

Answer:Excel - Delimited Text File

Copy the rowPaste Special and use "Transform"This turns rows into cols and vice versa.Hope this helps,Regards,Simsy

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I have a very large tab-delimited text file that I want to bring into a program that will separate it into columns. Excel would usually be used for this but it can't handle files that span multiple sheets.
Any ideas?


Answer:large tab-delimited text file

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This service or feature is really irritating...

Answer:Where can I turn off 'new application available for this file format' thingy?

Hello Jujung,

I am pretty sure that it will only open when there is a new program installed and once you choose to use the new program or continue using the old file associations, it will not pop up again (at least until the next program is installed).

As soon as I have time, I will take a look at the settings and see if I can find an answer for you.

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Can it be done?

Some video files I have are not supported in WMP, or in WMM. I have a 3rd party media player that plays them, but it has limited editing capabilities.

If I pull the vid files through a file recovery utility, set to recover video files, in MPEG-2 format perhaps, will they recover into a format that's supported in Windows applications? Would there be quality loss of the vids in changing the format?

Answer:Solved: Change format of vid file with file recovery util?

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If the image files you're unable to open were obtained via download to a folder name that includes certain special characters (for example, the symbols seen in "&#12304;Pictures&#12305;") this creates a file path that, although acceptable to the operating system, is not recognized properly by IrfanView (or other apps), yielding the somewhat misleading "Can't Read File Header, Unknown file format" message (should really say "File Not Found"). Simple solution is to rename the download folder, or move the image files to another directory with a name that's recognized properly by IrfanView. Hope this helps some who are encountering this confusing error!

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If the image files you're unable to open were obtained via download to a folder name that includes certain special characters (for example, the symbols seen in "&#12304;Pictures&#12305;") this creates a file path that, although acceptable to the operating system, is not recognized properly by IrfanView (or other apps), yielding the somewhat misleading "Can't Read File Header, Unknown file format" message (should really say "File Not Found"). Simple solution is to rename the download folder, or move the image files to another directory with a name that's recognized properly by IrfanView. Hope this helps some who are encountering this confusing error!

Answer:IrfanView: Can't Read File Header, Unknown file format

closing duplicate, please don't create duplicate entries for the same issue.



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How do you get a tab delimited output file using the command line?

for example:

"-SESSION:Address Only Nesbits" -EXP

ORT "-FILTER:All Records" -OUTFILE: outputTab.txt -OUTFIELDS: output -FORMAT:delim

"-DELIM:\tClick to expand...

I'm not sure about that last part: ":\t".

I would really appreciate any kind of help.

thank you

PS: there are no spaces between the OUTFILE: output & OUTFIELDS: output

Answer:How do you get a tab delimited output file using the command line?

Not sure what command line based program you are using?

Going to assume you are using SQL and I know nothing about that.

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I am trying to import a delimited text file and can't get the first and last names in the contact field. One or the other but not both. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:ACT Database Importing Delimited Text File

mjam said:

I am trying to import a delimited text file and can't get the first and last names in the contact field. One or the other but not both. Any help would be appreciated.Click to expand...

When importing, you can map to First Name and Last name fields when creating the map... ACT! will then put them together for the Contact field.

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I'll try to keep this short, but here it is.... The small business office where I work purchased a database CD which is in pipe delimited format. I'm confident we can't get the data any other way. I can open it with all the data in Wordpad to view, but we would like to be able to open into a spreadsheet or database that puts each piped piece of data into a seperate column or field so we can sort and maybe print merge the data for labels, etc. We are running Win98 and MSWorks (an older 4.X version) on a Pentium II (I think 450 Mhz) machine. This is out of my league... Is there software to buy or can I force it to open like I want? I tried opening in Works Spreadsheet and it combined the data and put it all in 2 columns... I used a friend's Excel program to see if it was any different and it put all data in 1 column. HELP! Thanks for anything... I'd like to learn. Like I said, our office is small and I'm probably the most computer literate, so I'd like to figure this out.

Answer:Open pipe delimited file into spreadsheet?

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I'm using Access 2010 and wish to import a tab delimited text file containing the following data:

Mobile Called Known ChargeGroup Date Time Duration TimeBand Cost Count
01234567890 10987654321 654321 Mobile to Mobile Orange 29/10/2012 13:11 00:00:05 Daytime 0.020 1
01234567890 10987654321 654321 Mobile to Mobile Orange 29/10/2012 13:13 00:00:02 Daytime 0.010 1
01234567890 10987654321 654321 Mobile to Mobile Orange 29/10/2012 13:14 00:00:01 Daytime 0.010 1
01234567890 10987654320 654320 Mobile to Mobile 3 29/10/2012 13:15 00:06:17 Daytime 1.010 1
01234567890 10987654321 654321 Mobile to Mobile Orange 29/10/2012 13:21 00:00:04 Daytime 0.020 1

To import I'm selecting External Data> Text file and working through the Wizard.

When it completes with an error saying not all data could be imprted. The log table that is created has the following:

Error Field Row
Type Conversion Failure Mobile 1
Type Conversion Failure Called 1
Type Conversion Failure Mobile 2
Type Conversion Failure Called 2
Type Conversion Failure Mobile 3
Type Conversion Failure Called 3
Type Conversion Failure Mobile 4
Type Conversion Failure Called 4
Type Conversion Failure Mobile 5
Type Conversion Failure Called 5

I have done this many times before but it was always with Office 2003. Is it possible something has changed that I am unaware of?
Any advice on how I can get around this? All other fields appear to import fine.


Answer:Access - Import From Tab Delimited Text File

The most likely cause of the problem is with the way that Access handles importing the field types, it takes the first record and applies whatever type of value it finds to the field type in the Import Table, which means that when it finds a Number in the first line it assumes the data is going to be numbers. If however some records have text in them you get a type conversion error.
You should be able to overcome this by importing in to a Table with all the fields set to Text and then correcting the data using the error list before setting the field types to the correct one.
Alternatively if you can open the text file you could make the changes to that prior to importing.

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I hope someone can help me with this. I need to be able to export certain fields from MD SQL database to a tab-delimited text tile or cvs file. I am not a SQL export but I am sure this can be done somehow.Any help would be great!


Answer:Export SQL data tables to tab-delimited file?

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I've saved some files (movies, videos) on my memory stick and the have been saved as FILE under file type. I need to edit them in windows movie maker but when I open the programme it doesn't recognise them from the stick as they aren't in windows media format. I've right clicked to get to properties to try to change the file format but it doesn't give me the option to.Any ideas or suggestions would be great!Thanks!

Answer:Can I change file format to a windows media file?

2 factors;1.what format were the movies that you saved? you have Hide Known File Extensions enabled in XP?click hereIf you saved .mov format movies which is a common format for digital cameras, WMM won't be able to read them at all.

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Is there an app that integrates with File Explorer that will allow me to hover over or right-click on a video file and get the basic parameters (at least frame rate and frame dimensions, though codec and runtime would also be nice)? Is this already built into Windows 10 and I just don't know about it? Thanks.

Answer:Getting video file format parameters from File Explorer

Involute said:

Is this already built into Windows 10 and I just don't know about it?

Yes, it is. Right-click on a video file, select Properties, then click on the Detail tab. Everything you asked for (except for codec) should be there...

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Hello everyone:

Please someone -- can anyone help -- I have noticed a problem on one of my computers, which uses Office 2007, that when i attempt to do anything on my virtual machine (which uses Office 2003) within excel, invariably the file gets corrupted. I am not sure why this happens, because it doesn't always happen right away. However, after creating a file on my VM and then it gets saved on my regular machine, either after a few sessions or immediately, i get the error "file format not valid". I have spent over two weeks on this file (yes, using it everyday and saving/opening with no problem up until yesterday) and it has a lot of critical, non-sensitive data. I have tried calling my helpdesk (they were of no help), tried saving the file as *.xlsx, tried opening in word and wordpad (I could see some data -- but not all the critical data was there). PLEASE -- I have already bought one of those Recovery tools (which didn't get even 50%, or at least the critical updates i made yesterday). I can't afford to spend more -- is there anyone who would be willing to help a lost soul get this data back??? I have attached the file

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Iuse winrar and need to know if there are any differences between the different compression formats ( zip, rar, tar) and if one of them is more robust than the rest?

Answer:Do you have a prefered file compression software or file format?


.tar is Unix-based and natively doesn't compress data (it was originally designed for tape backups in the 70's). If you use TCShell, Bourne, Korn etc. in a Unix environment, then you can use the gzip command line argument to compress a modified version of the .tar format.

There is little difference between compression ratios for .rar (propreity format) and .zip (now public domain) formats - both are extremely robust and support AES encryption.

Personally, I prefer the .7z format used by 7ZIP - it provides custom compression ratios, and on very large files consistently achieves about 10% greater compression, albeit it at a slower speed (greater compression = slower speed).

I regularly use the command line version of 7ZIP within .BAT files to compress data before using ROBOCOPY to backup the .7z files.


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HeiI am using Office 2013 on my Laptop, My Excel giving error message "The File Format/File Extension Is Not Valid" when i create an excel file with right click option of mouse. If I save a file from Excel sheet it is working fine.Please Any one can answer this?

Answer:Excel: The File Format/File Extension Is Not Valid

When you create this Excel file, what are you saving it as, xls for example?Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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As the title says. I burned an iso file to disc which then appeared as an .rar file. I used Winrar to extract it to my desktop, but when I tried to open it it opened as a Winrar archive file. I extracted that with the same result. Another Winrar archive file! Am I missing something? Any help appreciated.

Answer:When I extract a .rar file using Winrar the extracted file is still in .rar format

Instead of extracting the .RAR file directly from the disk (where it will be a "Read Only" file), copy it first to the PC's hard drive, remove its Read Only attribute if set, then extract it with Winrar.

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I am trying to set up file sharing between my two pcs and am unable to access my laptop files from my desktop.

The problem I believe is that on the ?change sharing options for different network profiles? page (Control Panel>Network sharing)
I cannot turn on the Network discovery and File saring options.
I click on the two enabling buttons for Turn on File Discovery
and Turn on File & printer sharing , I then find the save changes tab greyed out

Any help with this frustrating problem greatly appreciated!

Answer:cannot turn on File Discovery and File and Print Sharing

Quote: Originally Posted by provlima

I am trying to set up file sharing between my two pcs and am unable to access my laptop files from my desktop.

The problem I believe is that on the ?change sharing options for different network profiles? page (Control Panel>Network sharing)
I cannot turn on the Network discovery and File saring options.
I click on the two enabling buttons for Turn on File Discovery
and Turn on File & printer sharing , I then find the save changes tab greyed out

Any help with this frustrating problem greatly appreciated!

Hope this helps.
Can&#39;t turn on my network discovery and file and printing sharing. - Microsoft Answers

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In windows 7 pc whenever trying to attach a file on outlook nothing is happening or no file/folder is opening and whenever select any file on application for mounting no file or no drives are opening....

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I was given a file from a friend of mine with an Apple computer that was .cdr file I have a Windows 7 computer and I'm trying to burn it to a disc. When I've tried to burn it ...I must be doing something wrong because it doesn't seem to work with the Mac iBook I have...Do I have to convert it to an ISO first or what? If so what program do I have to use? If not what program do I have to use to properly burn it to a cd???smc

Answer:Burn Apple .CDR file format as .ISO file

Check this out. >>

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Hi,My excel file is not open ( the file format/file extension is not valid) this error shown on my computer when open the xl file. kindly give me valuable solutions.

Answer:The file format/file extension is not valid.

Try here:

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by mistake, i format my drive and i have an urgent file in it, that file is recover by me but when i open that file, there is an error ".xlsx because the file format or file extension is not valid. verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extinction matches the format".I have changed extension name also, like .xls, .pdf, .rtf, .doc. but my file cannot be open.Kindly help for this, as very urgent data in that file.

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What is the best file compression format for each file type and other file types related to them?

1. Executable (.exe) files
2. Media (.bmp,.jpg,.mp3,.ogg...)
3. Documents (.txt,.doc,.xls,.sxw...)

Please suggest other formats for other file types if you know some.


Answer:What is the best file compression format for a particular file type?

Use RAR, although you cannot reallly compress MP3's or JPEG's.

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Hi.....I am operating Win'95.......I recently downloaded Callwave internet was successfull.......but the problem i have is my messages will not play.........when i click the play message button i receive ...could not play wav file...unsupported file format...........I emailed callwave tech support and was told to uninstall and reinstall Audio Compression files which i attempted ....but after following the instructions from microsoft.....i began the process to uninstall and reinstall the audio compression files.........during the process i was prompted to place the win'95 cd in the cd-rom and while searching the disc i received the message that ....file'msgsm32.acm' could not be found....So i went back to microsoft tech support and downloaded instructions on removing and reinstall 16-bit msacm drivers and i proceded with the instructions following them precisely i was prompted to place Win'95 cd in drive and click ok.........I received a message saying...File..'iccvid.dll cannot be found.........My only alternative was to give up at this point and try and find some professional here i am.....plzzzz help ........and i will write microsoft off and contact Tech Support Guy from now on......LOL.....if i need to purchase or download any software......Your suggestion will be greatly appreciated....I am not a computer whiz......but i can read and follow instructions very well.......Thanks Guys for a... Read more

Answer:Cannot play wav file..........unsupported file format

Try downloading WinAmp. It should install all of the necessary codecs for you.


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I tried searching it on Google but didn't find anything, the backup file created in XP and Win7 is saved with .bkf file extension,

I want to know the same for the file history in Windows 8, what's the extension or the files are simply saved in the same directory structure with same file extensions as originals,

Answer:File format of Backup file in Windows 8

Windows 8 use's the Windows 7 Backup & Recovery.
Backup Files in Windows 8

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I have had a frustrating couple of hours playing with Camtasia screen recorder. The .avi file it produces is way to large to send by email. It has a convert to .swf facility but the quality is dreadful.
Do you know what other file format I could convert to and still get "reasonable" quality?
Thank you.

Answer:I want to convert a .avi file to a smaller file format.

You do not say what size your file is, but is there anything here to help,rather than send it via Email?

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Hello. I am using MS Office 2007 on my pc and I have several excel files which I always use at work. Naturally I used these files daily until recently. Yesterday I have faced an error while I tried to open my working files on Excel: Excel cannot open the file .xlsx because the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file. How can I fix this error?

Answer:The file format/file extension is not valid.

Some possible bad news, see here: above is not your problem then try here:

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About 2 months ago I noticed that pressing the comma key with no modifier - unhides the windows file explorer. If I close all instances of the file explorer it does not launch a new one.

It doesn't matter which keyboard I use: laptop usb or on-screen.

I've checked all shortcuts and I don't see any hotkeys enabled. I tried turning off hotkeys in the registry but it didn't help.

It seems like the explorer itself is processing the comma key and unhiding itself.
Any suggestions would be appreciated

Answer:File Explorer unhides when comma key is pressed

Don't think I've ever heard of this before. I don't have an answer yet, but just letting you know I'm working on it. In the mean time, the only thing I can think of is to update the keyboard driver for your computer and see if that fixes it.

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About 2 months ago I noticed that pressing the comma key with no modifier - unhides the windows file explorer. If I close all instances of the file explorer it does not launch a new one.

It doesn't matter which keyboard I use: laptop usb or on-screen.

I've checked all shortcuts and I don't see any hotkeys enabled. I tried turning off hotkeys in the registry but it didn't help.

It seems like the explorer itself is processing the comma key and unhiding itself.
Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Can someone help me find a Windows(XP)-based program that I can use to delete records from text-delimited flatfile using a file of email addresses?

Actually, it could be a text-delimited, CSV or an XLS spreadsheet - I can put the data in several formats.


I bought a list of several thousand "opt-in" email addresses, but had about 40% of them bounce. I also had a few request "opt-out". The task of deleting the individual records is staggering without a helper!

My background is a mainframe systems analyst. The only PC-based programming language I became good at was compiled (4.5 or 7.1) BASIC. I sure hate to have to try to find my BASIC compiler, re-install it (if the diskettes could even be read!) and write a program from scratch.

I have created a flatfile containing a list of all the "bounces" and "remove me" email addresses (8K+ records!) and need to use it as a "driver" to find the records in the flatfile and eliminate them.

If anyone can help... THANKS!

Sam SoRelle
[email protected]

SSI Texas
SacoTech LLC
Houston Texas USA

Answer:How to Delete Records From Text-delimited Flatfile Using a File of Email Addresses

I could write a Bash script in a couple of minutes to do it but that would require you to run Linux.

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I have a spreadsheet that I have linked values to another excel file which is then saved in a .csv format for upload into a price engine. Most all values are correct, except some that have trailing commas. The data contains all the same formatting and I cannot figure out why this is happening. Here's a snapshot of the .csv file. As you can see some have the commas and some don't. Any ideas?



Answer:Solved: excel file to .csv, trailing comma issue

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I wish to upload a folder that has many files but I seem to only be able to upload files. How can I upload the entire folder in one step. I know I can create a zip file of the folder but is there another way as I don't want the data compressed. message edited by hanketron

Answer:can only upload file, turn folder into file

There seem to be upload websites that will accept folders if you Google around: guess you have your reasons but I've not found that zip and unzip changes the data.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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How do you turn an MPEG file into a sound file that is capable of being played on a CD Player? I tired burning these files onto a CD with a CDR drive and it didn't work. It will play them on the computer, probably because it has the right application for them. But when you play them in a different CD Player, it all acts as one song and has no audio. Is their anything that I can do to fix this?

Answer:Turn MPEG File Into Audio File

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So our third party vendor wants all data points whether we store them in our database or not. So is the generally accepted means to do so
SELECT ''               AS [DataFieldVendorWantsThatWeDoNot]
Thanks for your review and hoping for a quick reply.

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Hi there
This old program still works in W10.

If you want to convert a load of tracks to a single audio file or you have a .cue file with say .ape / .mp3 or whatever and you want to convert it back into Tracks again then this program CUETOOLS works a treat.

Free program from Hydrogen Audio forums -- excellent for all things audio BTW.

Example of converting a CD single .ape file into the original tracks in lossless FLAC . Works also for other audio format too


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I have a 'Microsoft Office Excel Comma Separated Values File' (CSV) that I wish to import to 'Outlook 2007'. I am puzzled how to do this having had little experience with 'Excel 2007'. Does anyone know how to do this please?

Answer:Microsoft Office Excel Comma Separated Values File

In my Outlook2000:File/Import and ExportImport from another program or fileNextSelect Comma Separated Files (Windows)NextBrowse to your .csv file

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I need to export data from excel into comma delimited text (ascii) file so that i can import it into another program. I've never done this before but here's what I did... I saved the excel file as a csv, opened the csv with wordpad and did a 'save as' from there to get the .txt extension. The data in the text file appears to be in the exact format I need
(0, "Text", 1, 3, 0) but the program I am trying to import it into doesn't like it ('invalid record' or something like that). Did I do something wrong in the process of arriving at my .txt file?

Answer:Comma delimited ascii files

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Hi community
I try to save an excel sheet with comma, but I always receive semicolon. I know that I have to change Format in Region to English USA, but it still remains semicolon. Can somebody tell me what I could do ?
I am using windows 10 and office 2013 on a HP Pavillon g7 and a few weeks ago this has worked.

Answer:Excel 2013 saving of csv file comma instead of semicolon doesn't work

Have you seen this Microsoft page?

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I have just downloaded a bios update version for my pc that is for floppy disk.Since my computer has no floppy drive on it,I am looking for a way so I can boot this program from CD.The problem is that the file is in exe file format plus I'm having hard time to search for image file of that program which I was supposed to convert into iso.Please help on how I can convert executable file into format for creating bootable CD , thank you.

Answer:how to create iso file format of exe file

Does this tutorial help?

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hey how can i convert the flash files(.fla) to another format (.swf)
plz suggest me any method or software
thnx for that

Answer:convert the fla file to swf file format

I would try Super > it seems to convert anything! I havent used .fla files but I have made swf files with it so I know it definatly makes them!

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Last year I used to import the fixed odds football coupon into Excel. No problem. This year doing the same thing, in excel I get, instead of, lets say 11/4 I get 11-Apr, 2/1 I get 2-Jan etc.. I have tried formatting the cells to "general" and "text" but then all I get is something like (instead of 11-Apr, 38483. and instead of 2-Jan, 38453. etc...The author of the original files has suggested I change to Odds to Decimal not Fractions. Unfortunately, I can't deal with that, I am used to working in "old money". I know what 2/1 means but 1.65 means nothing to me.Any help appreciated.

Answer:Excel, importing comma delimited files.

Have you tried importing them in this format click here

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Hi again, probably an easy one.

I would like to export Excel data to a text file so that the text file is exported with both quotation marks and commas as delimiters.

Microsoft support page returns a relevant article but offers no answer.

Thank you

Answer:Export as comma delimited (Excel to Wordpad)

This is what I found in the help file for exporting to text file:

Convert bidirectional text files to ANSI
Language-specific information

The ConvText utility provides more support (additional code pages and visual text layout options) than the Microsoft Excel Text Import Wizard for converting right-to-left characters in bidirectional files to ANSI characters with logical text layout. ConvText is installed as part of Excel.

In the \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office folder, double-click the ConvText.exe icon.
Click Convert To Windows ANSI Code Page.
Type file names in the Source and Target boxes, or click Browse.
Select the code page, text layout, file type, and file type parameters that match the source text file you are converting.
Click Load. You can also click Save to retain the conversion specifications.
Click Convert.
Follow the instructions in the Text Import Wizard.
All field names and records from the original worksheet are fully recreated in a new worksheet.

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Hi, I have created a excel file few months ago to prepare my tour planning. But now when i tried to open it, it cannot be opened with the error "Tour Plan.xls : File format is not valid".

I had online search for solutions but it does not work. I really do hope someone proffesional can help me to recover the excel file. Attached is the zip file consists of the excel file.

Thanks and appreciate your friendly help a lot.

Answer:Need help on excel file recovery - "Tour Plan.xls : File format is not valid".

I tried to repair the file but it did not work. In my experience only a very small percentage of corrupt files can be recovered.


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Hello,  I have just discovered a new MALICIOUS FILE IN MY LIBRARY DOCUMENTS.  This file named (1) Kathie Cargill- Barber contains several  (about 30) malicious virus's.  I did NOT CREATE THIS FILE !!!!!!!  It is dated 4-154-17
all at 10:42 am.   How do I delete this file????? Please help.... I am going thru a bad divorce and my husband's boyfriend is a computer software Engineer.... I believe he put this file on my computer..... PLEASE HELP!!!! I am 59 yeras old and not
very good on the computer.....My name is Kathie

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The problem is with my usb stick drive when I connected to my PC all of my folders went white icon and file type says "File" just as I've attached image of it here. Please is there anything I could do to recover them as folders again is important. Thank you in advance. click here

Answer:USB Driver folders turn into white icon files with file type "File"

They appear to have lost their extension so Windows will not know what program to open them with.
You can test this out by making a new text file in Notepad and saving it to your desktop (so it's easy to find) then rightclick and rename - remove the .txt at the end, press Enter to save it (you will get popup message to say ...file will become unusable... click on OK) Now when you look at the file in Windows Explorer it is exactly like the one you have posted link to.
Still testing.. Now rightclick on the file and choose 'Open' you will get a popup window asking you to choose which program to use. Select 'Notepad' and the test file will open in Notepad.
It does seem strange that your USB flash drive has 'lost' all the .extensions from the files. Could be that it is (becoming) corrupt or has some sort of virus infection. So be aware you may get other problems. I would scan the drive with your antivirus and anti Malware programs and see if they find anything. I had thought it might be the 'Shortcut Virus' but your pic doesn't show the classic 'files turned into shortcuts' icons.

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There are some programs that I want to download but they are all zip files, and when I download them I can't even use them. Whenever I try to use them a Media Player device pops up and then I get a message stating that the file could not be opened. Check if all drivers are installed for this device or check the file name. Can someone please help me with this problem

Answer:Is there anyway to download a zip file and turn it into a .exe file?

Have you tried Right clicking on the zip file and selecting Extract? Once the file has been extracted to a folder, usually all you need to do is open the folder, locate the setup file and click the setup file to install the program.

Do you have WinZip installed?

I believe you can download a trial version of WinZip at

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How can I turn a word file into a pdf file?

I could do this on my old computer, as there was a button on the Word program that said "Create pdf file." But this does not show up on my Word program on my new computer, even though I installed exactly the same Word program (Microsoft Word 2000).

I have looked all through the "Save as" options, with no luck. I have installed and re-installed Adobe Reader 9, still no luck. How can I get the "Create PDF" option back?


Answer:How can I turn a word file into a pdf file?

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I've tried quite a few free softwares on the net and also tried the recommended methods to try and open my excel file, but it just wouldn't open! :'(

I've attached the file so can someone please please please help me out?

Thanks in advance!!!!

Answer:Excel error: "File format or file extension is not valid..."

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I ran hijack-this on my laptop today and I get a lot of errors when I post on this site and check to fix them and they keep coming back. I have heard this was a common somewhere on the web? I don't think it is .., am I wrong? Please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:58:39 PM, on 9/6/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Utilities 14\RMTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Progra... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 64bit unable to file missing file in Hijackthis log file

It's doubtful those files are missing. More likely a bug still present in HijackThis where it cannot correctly enumerate some entries, so it gives a (file missing).

I would not put any faith in online analyzers such as that one. Much better to use these online databases

There's nothing wrong with any of those entries. Please leave them alone.

Analysis logs are only to be posted in this section of the forum, not General Security. I've moved it here.

I see no sign of infection in those logs. If you think the machine is infected...

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, not here. I currently have as many open malware removal assistance topics as I can effectively handle.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move... Read more

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When I copy music files using File Explorer it recommends converting the wma format when it copies files to my windows phone 8.1. What format does it convert the wma files to?

Answer:What music file format does File Explorer use when it converts music files?

The universal music format, mp3
You can't see the file extension in files?

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re-sending this message (4th time). As 1st time user of this web site, just
realized I've been entering wrong info for "Title"....sooooo...sending again..

System: Windows 98 4.10
Excel version 7.0

Problem: getting error message when try to open 2 Excel files...2 other ones
open just fine! Never had this problem before!!
ALSO....when click on Help on tool bar in Excel, same thing...
can't open the selections in the drop-down box!!

ERROR MESSAGE: bill list.xls: file format is not valid
PLEASE HELP!! What has changed OR what have I done to cause this to
happen all of a sudden??

Answer:Excel file won't open.."file format not valid"


I replied to your original posting on this.

It sounds like the file is corrupt.

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hello every one

my sister done 10 pages for her course work and she alway save it on her memory stick.
but some how, when she try to save it this time it doesn't work and the the microsoft word file turn to notepad file and when she open it, it came up with lot of question marks, i hope there is a way to convert it back into words

thx for reading and help is needed

this is the corse work>>> Rescued document.txt

Answer:Microsoft word file turn to notepad file with non word text

any responses here?

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Hi all,
I need help to create windows batch file for following requirements.
1. Remove .txt and .log file format in sub folders.
2. Zip individual file inside any sub folders and give file name through command prompt. 
3. Create sub folder zip file include file zip

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Hi All,I need some urgent help..I have one file files.lst, it will contain filenames,dialy the number of filenames  will be change.let us assume that this file.lst has following file namesa.dat \b.datc.datI need a batch file , it has to read this file names from filename.lst and has to check a.dat file is there or not in c:\informatica\srcfilesfolderlike that it has to check all the file names mentioned  in file.lstcould you please help me to write a batch fileThanks Mahesh Goli

Answer:need batch file for reading file names and chekcing the file name

You seem to have given three input file names Files.lst, File.lst and Filename.lst so uncertain that this is what you want:Code: [Select]@echo off


set path=c:\informatica\srcfiles\

for /f "delims=" %%# in (files.lst) do (
    if not exist %path%\%%# (echo ----- %%# does NOT exist in %path% -----
    ) else (
    echo +++++ %%# DOES exist in %path% +++++

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Hello everyone,

Firstly I would like to say that this seems like a swell enough forum as is and I am frankly out of ideas. About a year ago I had backed up a rather large series of files under one name for my roommate who was in the process of doing some "spring cleaning" on his computer. Fast forward to now and he is out of Hard-drive space damn near and has been unable to find the reserve file himself. Below is the directory under which I named and saved the around 200gb file of games and old-ROTC documents. Regardless the file needs to be found and even after un-hiding all files from the control panel, I have yet been able to locate it. It would seem to be simple enough, one would think that you could see the file name sitting above Program Files but it is not. Any one have any ideas, we would rather not have to reformat/ system restore if we can avoid it.


Answer:File path error/ Cannot find file directory/file itself

I used a software called TreeSize which shows the size of all folders on the disk. Thinking that the Windows OS is around 18gb, a 200gb files should really stick out with TreeSize.

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God bless you, I am not a computer person please help me to fix the problem I have.
Every time I open a word, power point and note pad program another file is opens with that (with a infinity sign in the front with the same extension ) is that a thread or how can I stop this

thank you

Please someone help me

Answer:when open a word file or pwrpnt file another file is opens

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I saw your post right after you made it but I did not post a reply because:
1) Real life got in the way
2) I'm not sure that I understand your issue.
I'm not picking at your English, but this is important:

Your post mentioned, "another file is opens with that".

I'm guessing that you meant:
...another file is opened with that
...another file opens with that

Either way, the word open is really important to the description of your problem.

Let's just talk about Word for now.

When you open a Word, one or more temporary files may be created. This is normal and desired; but those temp file(s) should not automatically open in Word.

Please try this:
Close all copies of Word.
Open Windows (file) Explorer.
Double click on an existing Word document.

How many windows do you have open for the Word program?
(Hopefully, just one.)

How many files do you have open in the Word program?
(Hopefully, just one.)

Are you seeing this file that bothers when you look at Word or when you look at Windows (file) Explorer?

Please show us what you see and where you see it.
Here is a link with instructions about posting screenshots to this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Your post mentioned, "(with a infinity sign in the front with the same extension )"
The temporary file(s) that Word might create should start with a Tilde character and then the dollar sign (~$), not the symbol for infinity. And Notepad s... Read more

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Hi all,

Any idea how to write Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting to local directory.

Current the File Sharing & FTP Hosting is SMARTFILE.

I don't want to use WINSCP as the connector.


Answer:Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting

Hi Chacha,

Give this batch file a try. All text in red, you should adjust before running.

@echo off
echo.lcd C:\Some\local\directory /Some/server/path
echo.get Some_file_to_download.txt
) > "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"
ftp -s:"%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp" ""
del "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"

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I'm trying to copy a VHD (22g, dynamic I think...)

I tried richcopy. It says copy started, but then stops....

I saw someone mention xcopy /j, to achieve the unbuffered I/O perf. you get with richcopy...

it's running, but no indication as to how long it takes (EDIT: just finished, > 10 mins),

what's the syntax for single files?

Can't you just paste the path into the source?

(starts, and stops... any logs?)

Answer:how do I copy a BIG single file (using richcopy?) big file copy

Use this command if the VHD is sitting on C:

robocopy "C:\Users\yourName\VHD Folder" "S:\Storage Folder" *.* /COPY:DAT /E

Change yourname and replace VHD Folder with the name of the folder where the VHD resides. S:\Storage Folder is where you want to store it.

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I tried the recommendations for fixing this below:


Follow these steps to grant full permissions to the folder where the files are stored: 1. Right click on the folder on the external drive and click on
properties. 2. On the property window, click Security tab.
3. Now click on Edit and then click Add.
4. Now type everyone in the box and
click OK.

5. Then check Full control check box.

6. Click on Apply and then click OK.
You may also try the below mentioned steps:
1. Click on Start. 2. Go to Control Panel. 3. Select "SOUND". 4. Double click on speakers. 5. Click on advanced tab and then uncheck enable audio enhancements.

But then I received the error message that I don't have rights to edit and add.  Why would this be?  I am the administrator?


Answer:Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct.

Please first take ownership of the folder or files, then give yourself full control permission.
Learn How to Take or Assign Ownership of Files and Folders
Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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I have an MPX file from P6 that I would like to use in Microsoft Project 2013 - but Project 13 does not load MPX files.

How do I change an mpx file to an mpp file?

The version of P6 I am exporting from does not export an MPP file.

Thank you for your help.

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I need to change a zip file to an epub file. I have heard this can be done, but when I add the .epub after the file name, I notice the file is still actually zip type file when I right click properties. This is causing a problem when I try to open it in in different ebook reader programs.

I know there is a way to change a file's actual file type, but I don't know how. Perhaps there is a software or I need to go into the registry?

I can do this either with windows 7 or XP home, because I have two computers. So help on either operating system would be great?

As a related question, I am wondering does changing a file's icon type actually change the file type or just the icon?

Answer:How do I change a file's file type (not only file association)?

Hi awd and welcome to Seven Forums.

I take it that your zip file is an e-book. Changing the extension does nothing to change the format of the data. If you have need to convert an e-book from one format to another try Calibre. In addition to managing e-books it allows you to convert from one form to another. calibre - E-book management

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I would like to know if there is a way to open a file in a program. Basically I want something like this (this is totally wrong):

open "C:Users\*My name*\My Documents\run.swf" in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


Answer:Create a batch file to open a certain file in a certain file

The more standard way to do that is to use the start cmd. You call the program first and the file name second.

start "" "c:\windows\notepad.exe" "c:\somepath\logfile.txt"

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Hi everyone,

I recently accidentally formatted a hard drive. So, I quickly install a file recovery software (EaseUS Data Recovery). Then the result shows that most of SWF files are big in size. I think that lots of my files have been converted or combine with other files. So, how do I recover my files?

Answer:File format changed into other format after format a hard drive

This may not be the best answer, but I would recover the files first. That is you biggest concern right now. Then try to see what you need to do to fix them.

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How do i make webarchieve, single file (*.mht) the default choice in the "save as type window" instead of web page, complete (*.htm, *.html) so i can save my files as a single file instead of two files?



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When i open my pc my files cannot be opened. Everytime i click a file, it just refreshes my window. I open task manager to see if the file's already running but i dont see anything in there. All files have the same icon. Please kindly help me to fix my pc. Thank you guys! 😘

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since i moved to a new house only a qauter of a mile back from were i was living. my connection speeds are slower & i have to hunt for that fast connection. than when i get it. i have issue downloading files. they either start to download or they seem like they freeze & than say download complete. no matter what the size of the file is or where im downloading the file from

i have tryed Avast anti-virus 5.0 to see if i have virus but to no luck. i have tryed to mess with modem settings port speed & such.

i have Netzero hi-speed 3g dial-up
running on:

Vista Ultimate 32bit
2 gbs ram
Amd 64 3000+ 2.4ghz

so im not sure what could be causing the issue of not being able to download a single file. more less let me still connect. would maybe uninstalling & reinstalling Netzero from a disk help or what.

things iv tryed.

resetting the windows firewall
changing port speed on the modem & in the network connection for the connection.
running a line from the phone box ( the one outside on the side of the house ) to the pc 50ft line. ( but didnt mattter when living at other house )

any help would be great to fix this issue so i can go on downloading & playing freelancer shattered worlds online.

Answer:Cant Download A Single File

i forgot that i did do a scan & i had 4 or 5 virus in a folder called RECYCLER on D;/ drive but i dont know if that maybe causing the download issue or not. but thought maybe that would help.

also when i say i cant download the file starts than just stops after sometime & its not even moving any data. just sits there than just stops after some time.

websites still open & open pretty fast. i know thats as downloading & websurfing are not the same.

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How do you exclude single files in avast? I see an option for folders but not files unless I overlooked it?

Answer:Excluding a single file

the only way is by the Behavior Shield options.

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I sometimes need to send, via email to clients, files that contain confidential data.

As clients typically have very few - if any - computer skills, the method chosen needs to be difficult (nearly impossible) to break but very easy to use.

I would be grateful to receive advice as to the most appropriate way to accomplish this and recommendations as to software. Clients typically don't like to spend money on intangible assets so a product that is robust, secure, easy to use and reasonably priced would be perfect....... then again, so would a villa on a beach of a Greek island



Answer:Single File Encryption

One very simple (and inexpensive) solution is to use password protected ZIP files. Winzip Pro offers file compression/encryption, and is as easy to use as Windows Explorer. Check for pricing (Currently $30 (USD) per copy, but they offer a free 30-day trial to test it out.)

The process is simple - just use Winzip to compress/encrypt your files with a password you choose, then email to your client. Call the client to inform them of the password. (Because it would defeat the purpose if you sent the password in the same email as the attachment.)

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Is there a way of getting a URL put into a text file and changing the extension so it acts as a link to a web browser? If I recall, Internet Explorer used to store URLs in individual files, but I don't know if this is still the case. Can you help me?

Answer:Is there a type of file that contains a single URL?

It still works that way up to this day. Each favorite is in fact a separate file and those are just plain text files with the .url extension. When launching them on their own, they open the default browser with the address indicated within them.
Their content is trivial to understand:

Just that suffices. They must be named with a .url extension for them to work, doable with notepad.

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Can anyone recommend a stand alone web browser that is free/open source? I have not been able to turn up anything that will work. Basically, it needs to be one single executable that works in Win32, has a GUI, and can have simple options passed to it via the command line (url, window size, cookie directory, etc). I don't need ssl support, bookmarks, or anything fancy (just a basic html viewer).

The only thing I have been able to turn up that sort of works is Off by One. I may have to settle for it, but it is entirely undocumented and, as far as I can tell, will not allow anything but a url to be passed to it via the command line.

I am thinking people who use web browser on usb drives may have some good ideas.

Answer:Single file web browser

I haven't really used it myself, and you've probably already considered it but would Portable FireFox be a workable solution? It doesn't look like itexactly meet your requirements, so probably not, but I figured I'd throw it out there in the off chance you hadn't come across it yet. Otherwise, the OBO Browser is the only other browser I've ever seen used on BartPE disks and environments where dependencies of any sort aren't desirable.

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