I have (had) the exact same problem, only it occurs EVERY time i open a .docx
file from explorer. I, too, have Office 2007 and Windows Vista and found this
really annoying. Reinstalling anything won't work, I've tried uninstalling
and reinstalling Office myself.
I came across this solution here: http://help.wugnet.com/office/Window...derasc-40.html
-Run regedit (Start menu, run, etc.) and go to this key:
(I had three addins here, two from Adobe and one from Microsoft.)
-Export all the addins to a reg file (for backup)
-Then delete all of them in the registry (or one at a time if you want to
know which addin is causing the problem, i didn't bother with that)
-Now try opening a .docx or .doc file in windows explorer and find that
document loads properly with out any error messages!
-now exit MS Word and open the reg file(s) you exported and import them back
-try opening a .docx file again and it appears that the problem is fixed.
This made me really happy! lol.
This also fixed the same problem with excel. It's weird that this problem
happens in the first place and it's even more odd this somehow fixes it.
Please reply if this doesn't work, it's already been two days after I've
done this and there hasn't been any problems so far.
> I get the error message when double clicing on misc documents within my
> folders that says "windows cannot find the specified file, please make sure
> that you have typed the name correctly and please try again." I can open up
> any document from within the application itself by going to file/open finding
> the file and opening it that way.
> It is extremely random though. It only happens on some of the files. It
> happens on older version files (office 2003) and newer version files created
> (2007). I can right mouse click the file and specify open with and open the
> file with the program that it needs to run it but this is random as well.
> I have reinstalled Vista (brand new) pc for the second time trying to fix
> this problem and it will not go away. It is driving me crazy!
> I have looked all over the web and these dicussions and nobody has ever a
> succesful fix for this problem. I am not alone......
> I have also unstalled and reinstalled Office 2007 three times. Also
> performed repair function. Activation codes all gone now..... I have tried
> everything that I have read in previous threads to no avail.
> Thank you,
> Matt Campbell