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Windows 7: Windows 7 Navigation Pane Issue

22 Mar 2010   #1
Brian52682

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Navigation Pane Issue

So I have an issue with my Windows 7 Navigation Pane only for save as or open in Word, Excel, and Firefox. My Windows Explorer Navigation Pane is functioning just fine and folders are displayed on the left but if I want to save or open something I am receiving the following screens: (I have included a save page as firefox SS, Word Open SS and Save As Open SS). The kicker is I can't enter what to save the file as in word and it is a rather strange issue. I have checked the registry and am unsure about where this is located and have googled everywhere with no luck. Any help is GREATLY appreciated in resolving this issue.

Sorry that the 3rd SS is cropped, did that accidentally. It basically looks just like the Open SS without the text box. Clicking on the Tools area and the Show Folders area (on save as) does absolutely nothing.




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23 Mar 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Brian52682, welcome to Seven Forums!



One quick question; what type account are you using, the default admin or a standard user account?
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23 Mar 2010   #3
Brian52682

Windows 7
 
 

I have logged in on two separate accounts and it is the same for both. These screen shots were taken with the admin account, I believe it is somewhere in the registry but just not sure where.
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24 Mar 2010   #4
Casca

 

Uninstall any MS.Net updates/patches/mods.

Re-install same via Windows Update.
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24 Mar 2010   #5
Brian52682

Windows 7
 
 

I uninstalled all updates/patches then re-installed them and it is still not working . Thanks for the help by the way, any other ideas?
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24 Mar 2010   #6
Casca

 

One of your common dialog dll's is corrupt.

Try elevated command prompt - sfc /scannow
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25 Mar 2010   #7
Brian52682

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Casca View Post
One of your common dialog dll's is corrupt.

Try elevated command prompt - sfc /scannow
That worked, THANKS A MILLION! What could have caused a corrupt DLL so I can tell my wife to prevent it from happening in the future.
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25 Mar 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian52682 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Casca View Post
One of your common dialog dll's is corrupt.

Try elevated command prompt - sfc /scannow
That worked, THANKS A MILLION! What could have caused a corrupt DLL so I can tell my wife to prevent it from happening in the future.


Glad you found a solution, thanks for the update.
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26 Mar 2010   #9
Casca

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian52682 View Post
What could have caused a corrupt DLL so I can tell my wife to prevent it from happening in the future.
Normal daily computer usage by persons other than geeks.
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