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Windows 7: Can't open file in Word 2007

10 Feb 2016   #1
mjbarr3

Win 7 Home Prem 64bit
 
 
Can't open file in Word 2007

Hello, Once again I need some help and I know who to go to. I need to open a document file in word 2007 that created about 5 days ago. I just opened the file about 3 days ago without a problem. Today I needed to open it up again and got an error message "The Directory name is not valid" and the link underneath (c:\users\...MxxxxRxxx 20516.docx).
I need to open this file and edit it to attach to a job application. I was able to do it about 2 days ago.

What happen and how do I get it back?
Oh ya, I don't see the file in my documents list anywhere, where did it go?

THanks, M. J Barr3


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10 Feb 2016   #2
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Apparently the file has been moved or deleted from the original directory. I would do a search of your users folder for the file MxxxxRxxx 20516.docx to see if it exists in any of the folders within your user folder.
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11 Feb 2016   #3
mjbarr3

Win 7 Home Prem 64bit
 
 

Strollin, Thanx for your suggestion. Unfortunately I have already checked the c:\\user file and its not there. any other suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Otherwise I will have to create the document from scratch again.

Thanks
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13 Feb 2016   #4
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Rerun a broader search from Windows Explorer.

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Click on the "C:" drive in the left pane tree.
  3. In the Windows Explorer Search box type *20516.* then press Enter or click the search glass icon.

With luck you may find a backup version of the file. If so, COPY it to your desktop and rename the extension to .docx then try to open it.

Regards,
GEWB
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13 Feb 2016   #5
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Did you check the recycle bin?
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15 Feb 2016   #6
mjbarr3

Win 7 Home Prem 64bit
 
 

I have tried all the suggestions and workaround I've read about and it's not their. Thank For your help, but I 'll just recreate it from scratch.

mjbarr3
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