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Windows 7 - document name or path not valid

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kirklott, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. kirklott

    kirklott Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to open a Word document I've used for a year, and for the past 3 months on Windows 7.

    Suddenly, the very buggy Windows 7 decides "document name or path not valid." AFAIK, I've made no relevant changes - permissions etc. - so I have no idea what it's referring to.

    The dialog box recommends:
    1. -check file permissions for documents or drive
    2. -use Open File dialog box to open document

    I've checked #1, Windows 7 help gives no info on #2.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    How are you trying to open this files, from within Word and/or from a "Resent" link to it?
     
  3. kirklott

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    I try to open it by double-clicking the document.

    Also I try to open it from within Word - File/Open

    I've also copied it to an external drive; can't open it there either.

    One thing to note is that the document is password protected, but it's had the same password for a year, and it's never caused a problem.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  4. Mumbodog

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    Run a chkdsk on the drive where the document is stored.

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  5. kirklott

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    Will do. Thank you to both of you.
     
  6. kirklott

    kirklott Thread Starter

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    Is ScanDisk the same? I ran that, and problem remains. Should I do chkdsk?
     
  7. Mumbodog

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    How did you run it?

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  8. kirklott

    kirklott Thread Starter

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    I ran ScanDesk by clicking on C drive>tools>scandisk, then rebooted to start scandisk
     
  9. Mumbodog

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    Ok, that is chkdsk.

    Not sure what the issue is, sorry.

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  10. kirklott

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    Thank you for valiant effort!
     
  11. antech

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    Problem solved by the above steps???
     
  12. kirklott

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    The problem remains... :(
     
  13. antech

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    Try running chkdsk using the following steps:
    Press the "Win Key + R" shortcut
    Type cmd in the windows that comes up.
    A Black window will now appear
    Type "chkdsk /r" without hte quotes.
    It will ask you to schedule the chkdsk on restart
    Press "y" and then press enter
     
  14. DaveA

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    What is the full path to this file that you are having issues with?
     
  15. antech

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    Try reinstalling Microsoft Office
     
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