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Windows 7: xp doesn't read win 7 word files

18 Jan 2010   #11
pweegar

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.tmp files

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gdurkee View Post
Pweegar & Logicearth:

Just spent the morning fiddling around, trying to isolate the problem. I may have solved it, but have no idea why... . Both those suggestions seemed good -- maybe a lock on the file that wasn't releasing (I had closed the program when trying to view/open it on the XP machine). I found that .doc files would save clearly on both os's and .docx started saving correctly (for xp) in other subdirectories, which just added a layer of more weirdness to it (but docx still glitched in the original directory LARO_EA). Then I changed the name of the original folder, taking out the underscore (_) but leaving it in uppercase. Shazzam! It's now saving and visible in both xp & windows 7. So it would appear that the underscore causes some sort of hiccup in the machine (hiccupus ex machina?).

So, I've solved the problem, I guess, but still have a couple of questions if anyone ever runs across an answer:

1) What's the problem with the underscore: LARO_EA vs LAROEA, when saved in Windows 7 (but not xp)?

2) What are those .tmp files? That seems diagnostic. Are they a function of Word 2007. They're all about the same size -- many are equal. It seems that that naming scheme should tell us something??

Many thanks for everyone's help here. If anything occurs to you, I'd still be interested.

George

The .tmp files are probably generated by Word when either 1) You open a new file (I know this happens) or 2) The files are generated every time you do an autosave. Word SHOULD clean them up when you close a file. Back in the "good old days" of Word 6, those files never got deleted. Which was sort of a good thing. Delete your document, you could re-open it IF you knew which .tmp file to open. Saved my butt on more than one occassion!

As far as saving to a folder with an underscore, I have no idea what would cause that problem... Have you tried googling for an answer?


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