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Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Sat 10-Dec-11 10:14:12
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Windows Shell Common......?? Can't open now.


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One of my important docx files seems to have morphed into another type, which I can't open. The icon in Windows Explorer has changed to a blank sheet and the file type is 'Windows Shell Common... (can't read the rest). Anyone know what's happened? All my other docx files are fine.

Dell Studio 15 with Win7 64bit and 4GB RAM
VM 50 Mbps
IE9

Advent laptop/Dell Inspiron 6000
Netgear 2200 via BT line (8Mbs).
BT Option 3
IE8 and OE6
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Sat 10-Dec-11 11:54:22
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Hover on the icon to see the rest. Possibly a corruption in saving. Right click it / properties / general to see what file type.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 10-Dec-11 11:56:13
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Do an anti-virus scan.



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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Sun 11-Dec-11 15:26:57
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Right click and select "Open With", then "Browse" and browse to MSWord. Ensure that "Always Use The Selected Program To Open This Kind Of File" is checked.
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