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Windows 7: Library Properties Page Frozen - "Save As" function not working

17 Jan 2014   #1
k001kat

Windows 7
 
 
Library Properties Page Frozen - "Save As" function not working

Apologies if this is a duplicate post. I have not been able to find a similar problem anywhere on Google or in the forums.

My "Documents" library points to a network location on a corporate network. Recently, our IT department had an issue with permissions and had to copy the location to a new folder location. When I attempted to repoint my "Documents" library to the new location, all my libraries simply broke.

Symptoms I am experiencing:

1. I am able to open the Library's "Properties" page, but it is frozen. The only buttons that work are "OK" and "Cancel". I can click on the other buttons and the drop down, but nothing happens when I do. The window just sits there and says "Calculating"



2. The "Save As" option doesn't work on some programs, but does work on others. I suspect this is because some programs are querying Windows 7 for the default save location and it is invalid (probably null) in Windows. Other programs are pulling up the location that I last saved at or where the file opened currently resides. That's just a guess though.

Resolutions I have already attempted:

I have deleted all libraries and then used the "Restore Default Libraries" function. This has no effect.

I have deleted all libraries and then created a new library called "Documents". I went in to the newly created "Documents" folder and clicked on "Include a folder". This allowed me to select a location for the new library, but the properties page still doesn't work, I can't include multiple folders, and the default save location still does not work.

I am totally at a loss on this one. Please help.


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17 Jan 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I suspect you would have an image can yo not reinstall from there?
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17 Jan 2014   #3
k001kat

Windows 7
 
 

I work for a small company. We don't image our computers regularly. Also, I tend to be one of the most advanced users around, so I have put a number of hours into additional configuration for my machine that I don't want to redo.
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17 Jan 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I an assuming you have run SFC and CHKDSK?? and at a long shot what about something like Recuva? Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
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17 Jan 2014   #5
k001kat

Windows 7
 
 

I am not familiar with SFC. What program is that?

I will run CHKDSK overnight when I leave work tonight.
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17 Jan 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

It isn't a program as such just a Windows inbuilt feature that will search out problems see these

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

Run them now they don't take long.
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17 Jan 2014   #7
k001kat

Windows 7
 
 

No errors detected by either SFC or ChkDsk.
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17 Jan 2014   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Then try Recuva if that doesn't come up with anything try the CCleaner > Tools as in the pic

CCleaner - Download < download from piriform

Other than that maybe a system restore? System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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17 Jan 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I would suggest contacting your I.T. Department and explain what you want to do.
I.T. Department do not like people changing things on their systems without their knowledge.

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My "Documents" library points to a network location on a corporate network. Recently, our IT department had an issue with permissions and had to copy the location to a new folder location. When I attempted to repoint my "Documents" library to the new location, all my libraries simply broke.
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