Windows cannot find "filename". Make sure your typed the name

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SteveReeves

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I need help. Can someone assist in resolving the following: Windows cannot find "filename". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

This occurrs when attempting to open a file via windows explorer for the 1st time - I think!
 
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You need to be a little more specific; is it just one file or all files or a particular file type?

When did the problem begin? You might just want to try a system restore to a prior date. These can be undone if not helpful.
 

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It's been going on for several months. I'm tired of seeing thus this post. I cannot use system restore because I've been working with one of the members in the malware, hi-jack forum to remove a virus - which was successfully accomplished. However, I still have this problem. It appears to happen intermittenly on the 1st try to open a file from windows explorer with either MS Office (e.g. word, excel, etc). On second try, the file opens without incident.
 
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Does the file open in the correct application when you left click on it directly?

And is it associated with that application?

Make sure that in the Default Programs > Set Associations the file type is associated with the proper default program.

Don't know what else to tell you, but if it is specifically an "Office" issue I can move this to the Business Applications forum. You might want to run a "repair" on Office.

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6172036.html
 

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No, the issue is when i select the file while using windows explorer I get the error. If I double-click on the file from windows explorer again, that is , after I acknowledge the error, then the file opens with the correct application (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.)
 
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What file types and are they associated in Default Programs > Set Associations with Microsoft Office Word, if they are supposed to automatically open in it??

Check this even if they open correctly on the second click; I used to see this type of error occasionally in XP with "notepad" when the text file association was buggered.
 
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