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Windows 7: File couldnot open because it is either not a supported file type

12 Mar 2017   #1
apurba

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
File couldnot open because it is either not a supported file type

Hi,
Good evening friends.
I have been Using windows 7 for a long time for engineering design & documentation purpose for last 5-6 years, , but for last 3-4 days, i have been facing a very typical problem, when i am trying to open PDF or XLSX files stored previously, not opening by giving a message that " File couldnot open because it is either not a supported file type or because file has been damaged (for example , it was sent as an email attachment and was not correctly decoded).The problem is only for PDF & XLSX files stored on my local Hard disk. It will be a very serious problem if i cant recover all the files stored.
Please help me out.

Apurba Baruah
Windows7 Professional 64Bit
Adobe Acrobat-x
Microsoft office 2007


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12 Mar 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. Can you open files from other sources is USB or fresh download?
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16 Mar 2017   #3
apurba

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

This problem is only with files already in computer HDD . Fresh files can open
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16 Mar 2017   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

You could try repairing office 2007. To do that follow this MS website.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ffice-programs

If you are using Abobe Reader for your PDF files you can repair it as well.

Open Adobe Reader & click on the Help tab & select Repair Installation & run it.
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21 Mar 2017   #5
apurba

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Sorry sir, It is not working
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21 Mar 2017   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apurba View Post
Sorry sir, It is not working
If it is a "spinner" it may be a good idea to run a disk diagnostic. Usually the HD manufacturer has free diagnostic software for the drive available for download on their web site. Use Speccy to get the exact drive make/model.
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