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Windows 7: Problems navigating Windows 7...Loosing things :(

29 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

When you click on save as you should get a pop up window and on the left side ( under Organize ) you should see a list starting with Favorites, Desktop, Downloads, Recent Places, Libraries, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos with a menu bar to scroll with. From that you pick where you want to save it. and your last saved location should be what`s in the main window.

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29 Jul 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium

I hope that this works and I am not up until 2 am again trying to deal with all of this. thank you for your assistance. can you tell me...why cant i view files that are already there....does the computer think that i don't have permission or something
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29 Jul 2011   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

I assume that what you mean is that you can not locate the files which you have already saved.

Do you happen to remember what was in that Default File Location box before?

Otherwise, you can use the search feature of windows explorer.
| Computer | click on C: | at the top, on the right-hand side is a "search" box, type filename:*.doc | ENTER key
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29 Jul 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium

the difference in the default was that it should have been in the documents library inseatd of the my documents folder. it wasn't there so...

the only thing that comes up in a file search is a shortcut, which should take me to the correct document, but then when you click on it, it says that it is not valid.

thank you anyway...I hate not being able to make the computer do what i want it to do. i feel like i am working for it, instead if it working for me!
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29 Jul 2011   #15

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

I don't know what you have done that you don't see a list of .doc or .docx documents.

try this:
WIN | type *.doc | ENTER key
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29 Jul 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium

I wasn't sure what you meant by WIN, but..I clicked on the start menu, and went to the search option. i types in *.doc and i got a whole mess of documents (i am assuming that is it all of the documents from the computer) i organized them by date modified so i would see my most recent documents and other then 1 document that i created last night (but not the only document i created last night), there are no other documents that are coming up since april (and all of those documents are from before i bought the computer).

are documents not being saved correctly?

An addition: If i go into my documents, then the documents that I saved show up, but not when i searched with the *.doc .... I have no idea if this helps
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29 Jul 2011   #17

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

My oversight.

WIN is the key with the wavy microsoft flag on top.

With the unusual behavior that your computer is demonstarting, then first please perform a FULL SCAN by MalwareBytes.

the link for malwarebytes is in my sig.
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