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Windows 7: clicking file then open is not opening a window to select files

15 Nov 2013   #11

windows 7

Ok i did the defender scan and it removed a trojan, so thanks for that. But i still cant get the file open box to appear. Also it keeps failing when trying to update skype. Maybe a full reinstall is needed.

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15 Nov 2013   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Considering that you had a trojan virus, I would always recommend the scorched Earth approach and do a clean install.

Otherwise, a repair install should also fix it without losing anything though.
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