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  1. red love

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    ive jusy purchased a computer 2nd hand.ive tried to access microsoft works but it all comes up encrypted,please help!

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  2. Anne Troy

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    Welcome to TSG!

    What does "it comes up all encrypted" mean? Exactly what do you do to open it?
    Which program in it did you try to open, the spreadsheet, word processor, database?
    We cannot see what you're getting so if you can just tell us exactly what happened from start to finish, we can probably figure it out.




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  3. red love

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    hi!i hope this extra info helps u help me!when i go through documents i get msworks.isa i cannot access this file as it shows the following message:
    the content of this file may look corrupted,it is because most of this file is encrypted.please do not alter any information in this file
    i want to get into works to use the templates for invoices/order forms etc.
    is there any other way i can do this type of work using windows?
    i am not very computer savvy,HELP!!!!!!!!!
    from red

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  4. Anne Troy

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    I don't recognize the file extension "ISA". It sounds to me like it's a program file or sorts. What you want to look for to open the program is an executable file. Executables have an EXE at the end of them. You can hit Start-Find-Files or Folders and type:

    *.exe

    Make sure it's looking in C: and make sure Include subfolders is checked. Hit Find now. Open the window as big as you can. There will be column headings across the top of the columns: Name, In Folder, etc. Click on the bar that says Name and the files will now appear in alphabetical order. You'll be looking for (I believe) msworks.exe or something very similar to that. When you find it, you can right-click it and hit "Create shortcut". It will yell at you and say it can't create one here, do you want to put it on the desktop instead, answer YES. Now close the find files window up and double-click the MS Works icon on your desktop. That should get you in there. If you cannot find msworks.exe or something really similar, then they have deleted some programs/files.

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