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Windows 7: Cannot open files from within programs

20 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Cannot open files from within programs

Problem suddenly occurred yesterday. I tried it with Powerpoint and AutoCAD.

Launch a program.
Go to File... Open

I can see all the drives and folders but no files are listed in the window, even if I change the file types to all. Of course I can go to the physical folders via Windows and open the files.

Something clearly broke but I am at a loss here. It is not a broken file association because nothing is listed.

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20 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1

Hello I have the same os, have you tried a simple restore going back say 3 to 5 days to see if it will correct its self.
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20 Feb 2015   #3
Layback Bear

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

This tutorial by Brink may or may not help but worth a try.

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