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Project 2007 says "Project cannot open the file"

Q: Project 2007 says "Project cannot open the file"

I have a user that has been using Project 2003 for several years. He last used one particular file in November, and now when he tries to open it he gets this error message:
Project cannot open the file
--check that the file name & Path are correct
--check that the file format is recognized by project
it is a .mpp file, and was created with and had all modifications done with project 2007. The only thing that has changed in the last several months is an upgrade from Win7 Ultimate to Win7 Prof.
I have tried opening this file on other computers and I get the same error message.
I have done a new/fresh install on a computer - same problem
I have repaired and also removed/reinstalled - same problem.

A: Project 2007 says "Project cannot open the file"

Try downloading and reinstalling the compatibility pack
If that doesn?t work you may want to consider a third part PP recovery tool PowerPoint Recovery Toolbox:
As always, save a copy of the file as a backup before beginning procedures.

As always, save a copy of the file as a backup before beginning procedures.
See if the following article would help:

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Does anyone know how I can open a MS Project 2007 file in MS Project 2010. The file that was sent to me is .mpp and created in 2007 but I own 2010 and it says Project cannot open file.

A:Can't Open MS Project 2007 file in MS Project 2010

You will need to convert the file or it will be displayed in Compatibility Mode with reduced functionality. Then, you can resave the project as a 2010 format.

Opening Project MPP files from different versions


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I have a user that has been using Project 2003 for several years. He last used one particular file in November, and now when he tries to open it he gets this error message:
Project cannot open the file
--check that the file name & Path are correct
--check that the file format is recognized by project
It is a .mpp file, and was created with and had all modifications done with project 2003. The only thing that has changed in the last several months is an upgrade Win7 Ultimate to Win7 Prof.

I have tried opening this file on other computers and I get the same error message.
I have done a new/fresh install on a computer - same problem
I have repaired and also removed/reinstalled - same problem.

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I have a user that has been using Project 2003 for several years. He last used one particular file in November, and now when he tries to open it he gets this error message:Project cannot open the file--check that the file name & Path are correct--check that the file format is recognized by projectIt is a .mpp file, and was created with and had all modifications done with project 2003. The only thing that has changed in the last several months is an upgrade from Win 2000 to Win XP pro.I have tried opening this file on other computers and I get the same error message. I have done a new/fresh install on a computer - same problemI have repaired and also removed/reinstalled - same prblem...Help....

A:Microsoft Project 2003 says Project cannot open the file

I do not use MS Project software, Have you installed Service Pack 3 for Project?See here: site might also be of assistance: is the thread where I found the above link: edited by mmcconaghy

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MS Project Server files are saved in Project 2007 format .mpp and then re-opened in MS Project 2010. When the file is opened in MS Project 2010 the progream switches to compatibility mode but there are no tasks or project details - it is a blank schedule. I can open the same file in MS Project 2007 at home, but cannot open it at work on my laptop in MS Project 2010 (opens but is blank).

Any ideas what the issue might be? Belwo are my laptop details.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3535 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 26108 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0W612R
Antivirus: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Cannot see Project 2007 files in Project 2010

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Hi there, I've got a mpp file from MS project 4, but project 2000 can't read it unless I convert the file to the mpx format. I don't have a version of Project 4 with me to do the conversion. How else can I read it?


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Greetings All,

I have two questions and hope experts on the Forum are able to help resolving them.

1) Is there a way to add "Project" (to a second screen) to the Action Center Quick Actions at the bottom of the notification panel. Accidentally, I had deleted this and now not able to add it since it is not listed as one of the Quick Actions options under the Notification & Actions in System Setting.

2) All text sizing customizations (Title Bars, Menus, Messages Boxes, Palette Titles, Toolbars, Icons) as well as Clear Type adjustments are completely lost and reset to default after every "Restart" of the system. This does not occur for "Shut Down" or "Sleep."

Thank you in advance for your valued assistance.



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I keep getting this message: error synchronizing project when i go to hit next in windows dvd maker.  I have looked through all the threads with this topic and nothing works.  Can anyone help. I am trying to burn a dvd with a movie I made on
windows live movie maker.  

A:Windows DVD Maker "Error Synchronizing Project"

Is there any other 3rd party burning software installed on the computer?
If ?Yes?, uninstall and then use Windows DVD maker and check if that makes any difference.
Change the Windows DVD Maker DVD-Video settings and check or create a sample movie with a different set of pictures and try to burn.
Refer to ?Change Windows DVD Maker DVD-Video settings and check? 
?Burn a DVD-Video disc with Windows DVD Maker? 

This solution taken from this thread:

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When I open a .mpp file on Project, the program opens but no project appears...

You'll understand better on this printscreen:

It seems that MS Project thinks it's opened... but I can't see it

Any help ??

A:Microsoft Project Opening "error"

Have you tried clicking into the message to check/change the task mode?

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When I open an Excel workbook, click on the "Tools" menu, I see listed under "options" a LONG list of "Document Project". Perhaps 200 or more of the same.

I would like to delete these entries so I can get to "Lookup" or "Conditional Sum" without having to use the down arrow for several minutes to get past these items.

It looks sort of like this:

C ustomize
O ptions
D ocument Project
D ocument Project
D ocument Project
D ocument Project
D ocument Project

And on and on.


A:Excel : "Document Project"

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The original file was created in 2010 and saved in 2007 format - sent to me - I worked on it saved several times but when finally exited did not save. When reentered the file is blank however on properties shows it is still 655kb.

A:Microsoft project 2007 file

Any chance the .docx color is set to white?

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I worked with mpp file for several months but suddenly on one day I can't open it.Error message:The file "X.mpp" cannot be opened.- Check that the file name and path are correct- Check that the file format is recognized by ProjectProject file saved in a version earlier than Microsoft Project 98 can't be opened.If your file is from earlier version, open it in that version, click save as (File menu), and save in MPX format. Open the MPX file in the current version of Project. When you use this method, project data is imported, but formatting is lost.My comments:- MS Project 2010 SP1- No major changes were made to the file (only operational). File was created in 2010- Other mpp file can be successfully opened except this- On other machine with 2010 it also can't be opened- On other machine with 2007 asks to upgrade in order to open the file- File name and path is correctPlease help!

A:MS Project unable to open file

Have you tried selecting the option to Open and Repair? Do you have a backup?

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I want to know if it is possible to open a .mpp file without having MS project. I also do not want to install any 3rd party software free, trial or shareware for doing the same.Is it possible to open the .mpp it possible to open it through safran planner?...Please help...

A:Solved: Open .mpp file ....without having MS Project?

Hi TP24,

Try this web browser project viewer.


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Can you recommend a good tool to open .mpp files created inh MS Project 2013?

A:Open .mpp file created with MS Project 2013

Hi Vivian, there are many viewers out there that will help you do the trick:

Seavus Project Viewer -
Moos Project Viewer -
Steel Ray Project Viewer -

PS If you are looking for a free solution (although I wouldn't recommend it), you can find a list of freeware at:

Hope this helps.


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I have a user that has been using Project 2007 for several years. He last used one particular file in November, and now when he tries to open it he gets this error message:
Project cannot open the file
--check that the file name & Path are correct
--check that the file format is recognized by project

it is a .mpp file, and was created with and had all modifications done with project 2007. The only thing that has changed in the last several months is an upgrade from Win Vista to Win 7.

I have tried opening this file on other computers and I get the same error message.
I have done a new/fresh install on a computer - same problem
I have repaired and also removed/reinstalled - same problem

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Hi every one,
I have Intel "DG31" and "core 2 do"
Program hangs, when i try to open or save as a file In "excel-2003" and "corel draw9" and "WILCOM Es9"
and in task manager it shows ?not responding?
But when i try to open it by clicking on the file using windows explorer it works quite well.
Earlier i used same programes on the "865glc" and "2.4" there was no problem,
I have also tried many Intel computers to trace the problem
i found the problem on every computer that was build on the motherboard later then Intel 865
Now what to do?
Mohammad Imran

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I installed some software to assist me in converting .pdf docs. I didn't keep the name of the software but did uninstall it via control panel.

I now have mulitiple "File" menu entries: 29 entries between "open" and "save". The entires are all idenical, "Open PDF"

Nothing happens when I click on them. How can I remove them from my "File" menu?

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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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After a power outage a particularly important file gets the error "Excel cannot open the file.xlsx beacause the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file. The file format has not changed. Is there a safe free program that can uncorrupt a file? I have tried Open and repair, changing the format, and using open office. Also tried using recova but the file was not lost.

A:Solved: Excel 2007 spreadsheet gets error "Excel cannot open the file .xlsx.." How ca

and 5 ways are shown here

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OK guys, im kinda new to this forum, so... hello.
My computer has a not so serious problem-When I try to open Local Disk C by double clicking it says:
Windows cannot find install.exe.
This program is needed for opening filed of type 'File'.

Type in the executable file to be used instead:

This problem isnt very serious, I just dont want my computer to remain "corrupt" if you know what I mean.

Help my and I will be grateful!

A:Cant open C:/:"Install.exe is needed for opening type of "file""

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Have you scanned your system for viruses lately? What antivirus program is installed on your system?

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When I press "open file" in the program "Business Intelligence" of an Office
program like Excel, I would like the window columns to be in "detail" view
instead of "list" view.
How can I do this?
Is this a registry default that can be changed?

A:Get "detailed" view on "open file" dialog window.

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I changed my outlook email .ost file to open with auto cad by mistake. Initially it was opening with an Unknown application. How can I enable it to open with an unknown application again? please help

A:changing an ".ost"file to open with "unknown" application

You can try this tutorial and see if it helps.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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Hello there, when the desktop loads up, I get this strange message:

"Open With:

Choose the program you want to use to open this file:

File: Media"

Does anyone have any ideas why?

I have a screenshot of the programs which run at startup:

I have a HiJackThis log if it helps:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 08:28:24, on 29/05/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPointP\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\VIAudioi\VDeck\VDeck.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\OnlineBackupStandalone\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\KHAL3\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Users\Media Centre\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\InputPersonalization.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-containe... Read more

A:Windows 7 32 bit, when loading "Open With: ?" "File: Media" comes up

There must be an error with one of the startup settings.
Please use Autoruns by Sysinternals/Microsoft to see more info about Programs loading with your system.
Pay attention to Logon tab.

Looks like for some reason it is trying to load a folder as a file. "Media" is a part of a folder path.
Try to uncheck all values,where Media is a part of the path.

Also, please check for viruses with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Download
or Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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days ago i have this problem since i started outlook 2007 when i try to open it's shows me the following message "Cannot open you'r default email folders. the information store could no be open." Even when i create a new user profile in order to connect outlook 2007 with the server exchange. it;s giving me the same error, i reinstaled microsoft office and this messages still showing up.

Could somebody help me, any information about how to fix this problem would be helpul.

A:When I try to open outlook 2007 says "cannot open your default email folders"


Your default emai folder is your PST file and is usually located in the following path (change my name for yours)

C:\Documents and Settings\ididmyc600\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.

Its possible that you dont have the rights to the folder or the drive.or similar.


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I'm a technical support engineer for a major IT company supporting a major client and today I came across a issue that i find hard to troubleshoot. When the client launches MS Project Pro 2007 and goes to Tools-Enterprise Options-Open Enterprise Resource Pool, the resources appear but as soon as he clicks the open button in the Resource Centre it comes up with a message:
"To perform this action, you need Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007. If you are using this version, verify that a correct account for the computer running Project Server has been set up and selected. To verify the account, on the Tools menu, click Enterprise Options and then click Project Web Access Accounts. If you still cannot perform this action, contact your server administrator to ensure that enterprise features have been enabled on Project Server."

Please help

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Is there anyone out there that knows how to create a Gantt Chart? I'm having the worst time trying to figure it out!

A:Ms Project 2007

Does this Project 2007 Help and How-to article help? If not, can you give us a little more information, please. What is it you are trying to do and having difficulty with? What things have you tried and failed to make happen? The more information you can give us, the more we can help.Be (MS Project 2007) SafeDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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I was trying to learn how to work in MS Project 2007 from the net but I did some changes in project and now my Task Pane is gone, Can any one help me bring back the task pane.

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Hopefully I'm posting in the correct forum section and that this isn't a topic that has been discussed frequently as I've done extensive searches and browsing before deciding to post.

So here's the problem/annoyance I'm encountering and I'm wondering if there's some sort of solution out there:

I have Vista Home Basic and IE7. I can download files quite fine, but the problem is that when I try to open the file either from the dialogue window that shows up after the download OR when the file opens automatically after a download, a new dialogue window shows up that says "Verify" (apparently while the system verifies the file for who knows what).

Now, that window showing doesn't really bother me that much, even though it does bother me, the real problem arises when you download multiple files at the same time and open those files because once the system tries to verify all those files at the same time it ends up crashing the browser.

So what I'm mainly looking for is a setting that would disable this file verification by Vista/IE7.

I have a fairly good computer, with 2GB of RAM, 2.20 Dual Core processor so I really really doubt this is a performance issue.


Can provide screenshots if needed.

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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When I try to open my .mpp files that I created with Project 2010, I get an error message indicating that the 2007 version (I doesn?t have Office 2007 on my PC) is trying to open them and that I need to install a converter. Any suggestions on how I can make 2010 to open my Project files? (I'm running Windows 7, if that matters.)

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I am having a problem with MS Project 2007 crashing whenever you try and perform a function within it. The application will load, an will even allow you to connect to your Project Server. However, whenever you try to do anything beyond that (ex: open a project schedule), the application will crash.

I have tried repairing, and re-installing Project. I have also tried un-installing & re-installing all of Office (with reboots in-between each step, just to be sure). Project has all of the available updates installed, including the Office 2007 SP1. It is running on a WinXP machine.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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I have recently purchased Office 2007 and Project 2007. I can open and save a file in project successfully however if I attempt to open a previously saved project file the application crashes. I have ran diagnostics and this is not finding any problems, I have also sent numerous email to Microsoft support desk but have not yet had a response. Operating system is

Microsoft Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1- English



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Within PWA, I went to the home page of a project. At the Home Page of the project, I added the time sheet option through Web Parts and the time sheet now shows up on my project home page. Life is good. As a test, I added 1 hr to the sick time task. I recaluated and it worked. I saved the change and I received the dialog box--> While communicating with the Project Server an error occured. Check connectivity with your administrator to determine if further action is necessary. So, it lets me add TimeSheet to the Project Hoem page, but the Tiem sheet function doesn't work.

A:Project 2007 - PWA - Web Parts

The Project Server uses the SQL server on the backend if I recall. Have your network guy check to make sure the connection between the two are ok. If that is not the case make sure the webserver is interfacing with the project server as well.

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Is there anyone here who knows the in's and out's of Project Server 2007. I am stuck trying to gain access to sites created either thru a browser or Project Pro 2007.
I did the Basic install, which installed and created a new site after installation. It installed SQL express, SharePoint Services, and made the changes to IIS. I am now at the point where I can log on to the default site created PWA (Project Web Access). What I would like to finally get to is create a site called "company name" and be able to connect to it with either Project Pro 2007 or thru Web Access.
I have gone thru MS sites for the past week, and I even bought a book. All say to do what I have already done, but I still can not get Project Pro to even connect to the default site.

Any help or ideas, would greatly be appreciated.

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I have a scheduling problem which my lack of experience with MS Project won't allow me to resolve.
My project is scheduled from the start. The project is effectively the work of a small team over the course of a year.
I have added to my plan:

Tasks (approx 350)
Constraints (only the bare minimum where tasks are actually fixed (meetings, events ,etc))
Resources (people only, no real materials to consider)
At this stage the vast majority of the work within the project occurs (as you would expect) at the beginning, or; “As Soon As Possible”.
Given that the work within the project is for a small team, most of the resources appear to be massively over allocated.
I have an idea of when I want the work to be completed during the year but have attempted and discarded the option of setting “Start No Earlier Than” or Finish No Later Than” constraints on my tasks as because:

Doing so still didn’t give me the schedule I wanted (was still over allocated even after levelling)
I want my plan to be as flexible as possible as I move forward. It may well be that some work finishes ahead of schedule and if I’ve set a SNET constraint on a task purely to give an indication of when I think it will/should happen, my plan won’t be able to move accordingly.
Most articles I’ve read on the matter suggest that over-constraining is a bad idea, probably due to the point raised above.
I want MS Project to schedule my tasks for me – I really thought that this was pa... Read more

A:MS Project 2007 - scheduling help required

Hi herebutlost,

Your 1. above says you have used levelling, did you do it manually over the whole project, did you clear previous attempts first ?
Important, did you restrict Levelling to only within slack (if so then remove that restriction).

I suggest this because Levelling is specifically to remove over-allocations.


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Does anyone know of a free MS Project 2007 viewer??

A:Free Project 2007 viewer

Hi there,

No viewer available. You can try it online (via web browser) or download a free trial. It is a very large and very expensive program. Look here:

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I am using the template available from 2007, but I want to have a list of tasks that get done every month, but they may be done each month by a different person. I can't seem to re-use a common task. Does anyone know how to do this?

A:Access 2007 Project template

marilyn934, welcome to the Forum.
I never use Templates as I prefer to start from scratch with what the users need, so I don't know what the template does or how it does it.
Does it use a form or report and is it based on a query?

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When we are trying to install this patch(KB968850) on the Microsoft project server 2007  we are getting the fallowing error.
The detection failed ,This can be due to corrupted Installation database.
When we are trying to install any hotfixes we are getting the same error.
When we observed in the event viewer we are gettin the event id as
event id: 11708
source: msiinstaller
description: Microsoft Office Project Server Application Server -- Installation failed.
I have attached the error
Could anyone can help us regarding this issue

A:MS Project Server 2007 issue

Alternative method (this does not apply for Project 2007 and later versions) only for MS Project 2003...
Save the file in the Microsoft Project Database format:
1. Open your problem file (it may help to turn off automatic calculation if the file is reluctant to open).
2. Select File/Save As...
3. Save as type: Project Database (*.mpd) then click Save.
4. Close the file.
5. Re-open it from the .mpd file.
6. Select File/Save As... And save it as an .mpp file again.
Look at helpful resources which contain different guides, solutions... Project Repair Toolbox

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OK, so, I'm in Computer Science (IT) so I have an entire course on how to use Microsoft Project 2007. They make us buy a little how-to book. I'm following that book as an homework.

So here is the problem. From the Resource Sheet, I choose a resource. Then, I go to Tools -> Change Working Time. I then click on the tab "Work Week". Then, I create a new exception for the resource. Then, in the boxes next to it, in the drop boxes, there's calendar to set when it begins and where it ends, right? Each time that I want to set the end day, Microsoft Project 2007 crashes automatically. It happens sometimes on the start day too.

Anyone can help with that?

P.S Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint are installed too, but in French. Project 2007 is in English.


Ah... Project doesn't like it when we select Januray 1st to December 31st when we are January 10...

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I am trying to uninstall Yahoo Messenger using Add/Remove Programs. It won't let me and this error message comes up.

Can someone help?

Thanks...and have a great day! Note: Just registered and first time poster.

A:Solved: Error: "Could not open "INSTALL.LOG file"

You have most likely run a Cleaning program that has the option to delete LOG files.
Some LOG files are just that. Files that "log" activity.

But some, like the one you reference, contain information about how to UNinstall that application.

In this case, I would reinstall Yahoo Messenger, and THEN uninstall it.

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I'm using Windows 8.0

The task should be simple. I don't want to be so engrossed in my work on my computer as to miss picking up my daughter from the school bus. (Phone alarms have let me down in the past with dead bat issues etc.) So I thought I'd simply use the task scheduler
to throw up a photo on the screen in front of reminding me to get off the computer and go to the bus stop.

However, each time the program is run (which is simply C:/alarm.jpg - I even placed it back in root C in an effort to solve the problem - to no avail) It just brings up a "How do you want to open this file?"

Yes I know what you might say - that's a good enough alarm anyway - but that's not the point. I had originally used an mp3 file so the music would play loud (that way even if I'm at the loo or on the phone I would hear it) but I scrapped that and because
it too failed to load and I tried using the picture file instead, thinking surely IT would have no problem loading Windows Photo viewer!!!

When the dialogue opens up ad asks "How do you want to open this file?"
It already has listed at the top the very first option "CONTINUE USING WINDOWS PHOTO VIEWER" so it KNOWS that is the default program  - so why on earth is it asking????

I had the same problem with a music file despite the fact that the default MP3 player is VLC media player.

The arguments and start-in fields are blank.

What is the point of a scheduler that will not do what i... Read more

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Hi all. My daughter's school offered students a free copy of MS Office Project Pro 2007. She has no use for it but I do, so I snagged it along with the installation product key.

I installed it on my current desktop to check it out - make sure I can open my old Project 98 files, etc. Works great! But I have not activated it yet (22 more starts to go!).

This version has a One Installation on One Machine license.

Now I plan on building a new machine in the next couple of months and I will want Project 2007 on that machine. So my question is: should I wait and install & activate once I'm on the new machine?

Some high end programs have an option to deactivate the installation on the old machine and reactivate on the new machine, allowing only one installation on one computer. Is this the case with Office progs? Or are they serious: installed on one computer - give it away with the computer when you upgrade?

Educate me please!

A:MS Office Project 2007 Pro Activation query

Dear TVeblen

Let me quote you Microsoft Software License Terms (MSLT) for 2007

15. REASSIGN TO ANOTHER DEVICE. You may reassign the license to a
different device any number of times, but not more than one time every 90
days. If you reassign, that other device becomes the “licensed device.”
If you retire the licensed device due to hardware failure, you may
reassign the license sooner.

Thus, IMHO you shouldn't have any troubles reassigning this copy to another device.
There is no procedure for MS OFFICE deactivation. One should simply uninstall software from first computer and then reinstall and activate it on the second.
Should you ever experience any troubles, you can always reactivate vie phone.

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I have an existing project 2007 file with some 550 lines total making up about 7 projects.
When I go to add an additional project (via cut and paste) with a total of 250 lines... project hangs
and sits for a very long time (20min) before it returns with nothing inserted....

Any ideas on how to fix this ????

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I just finished an upgrade install of 10 from 7. I tested all programs and only had a problem with Avast and Microsoft Office Project 2007. The Avast problem is repaired.

I double click to start the program > the "Office Project 2007" splash screen shows > the spinning orb blinks and it sits there for 15-20 seconds > then a "Configuration in Progress" window comes up > then a "Please wait while Windows configures MS Project" windows comes up > then I get an error : "There is not enough memory to complete this operation" > and that's it.
(There is plenty of memory)

I inserted my installation DVD and tried a Repair. No joy.

I've tried to start Project in Safe Mode. No joy.

Wondering what to try next. Any ideas?

A:MS Project 2007 does not start after Upgrade Install

OK, so the solution was pleasantly simple.

I uninstalled Project 2007 and reinstalled it, using my (one-time) product key.
It installed, worked fine, and was activated immediately. It even retained all of my settings preferences and previous files list from before.
(You call that an uninstall? Yikes!)

Office 2003 had a brief hiccup after uninstalling Project 2007, but it was resolved internally quickly.

Very weird, but all is good now.

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got a trial version ms project 2007 with textbook. Prof said if expires reinstall it. tried uninstall and reinstall. not letting me do the reinstall. says expired.
i purchased the office 2003 without project but need project for my class.

A:can't reinstall trial version ms project 2007

Usually once a trial has ended you cannot reinstall it, otherwise, trial periods would go on forever. I could be wrong, but I believe it is against forum rules to help you circumvent that

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Hello, Vista forums experts! Got a fairly simple question but I wanted expertise before I proceeded. Here's the basics:

1. I am running Vista Home Edition SP1 and Office 2007 Professional. Everything is fully up-to-date with patches, etc.

2. In the summer, I installed Office 2007 Professional that works perfectly (or as perfect as it can be).

3. Two months ago, I took a college course that required Microsoft Project 2007 Professional to be installed on my PC as a 60-day trial.

4. The course has ended and I want to uninstall ONLY Project, but I am worried that the uninstallation may strip away parts or features of Office that I do NOT want to uninstall. (ie: Word, Excel, Outlook, etc...)

5. Is it safe to uninstall or should I just leave it on my PC? (It's not like I'm hurting for the hard disk space).

Any thoughts or methods?

Thanks so much!


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Dear all,
I have included tasks in a project with theorethical starting dates.
Now if I go to tracking & I input the actual start, my bar representing the duration of my task on the GANTT chart will be shifted accordingly.

What i need to know is is there a way that i could see on my gantt chart both the original & actual bars one under the other so i can have a visual comparision of the shifting in my project after i correct by putting actual start values...


A:Solved: Microsoft project 2007 technical ?

a set of grey bars identical to the original planned bars should appear but they aren't.
Even after VIEW-TABLE:ENTRY-MORE TABLE-BASELINE (ensuring that task is selected), I am unable to view these grey baseline which could answer my question if resolved.

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I would like to know what are some potential compatibility problems between MS Project 2003 and MS Office 2007? Will I run into any known problems after installing them on the same machine? I appreciate your help!

-Chris McCarthy

A:Project 2003 and MS Office 2007 compatibility

well the only thing you can do is try.. i have never used MS project before so; i would just try it and if it does not work uninstall on of them

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(Following text has been translated from French)

I have two PC:
- one HP Pavilion dv7-7180sf Notebook PC, i7-3610QM CPU
- one desktop HP p6242fr, Core2 Quad CPU Q8300
This last one has a default of file association with .doc, default describes hereafter that the first does not have although they run both under Windows 7 Family Premium (64 bits) SP1 and that the version of MS Office used is the same, i.e. 2007 SP3. The two machines are regularly updated each week by Windows Update.

Description of the default (only Word of MS Office 2007 is concerned):
First of all, I must say that to open a file .doc with the Open command of the Office Button of Word does not present any problem.
However, by double clicking on a file .doc, this one opens under another application (OpenOffice or NotePad also installed on my PC) whereas the same action on the files .docx normally opens them under Word 2007.

Of course, to solve this problem consists in modifying the files association with .doc file type by using the contextual menu ?Open with?, check the text ?Always use the selected program to open this type of file??, ?Browse? the tree structure ?C: > Program Files (x86) > Microsoft Office > Office 12? and double-click on ?Winword.exe?. But surprise, Winword does not appear in the programs list of the ?Open with? window.

Several tests were carried out:
- after having carried out the Microsoft Office 2007diagnoses (Office button > Word Options > Resources),
- after ... Read more

A:Can't get Word 2007 associated with .doc files in "Open with" window

Go to Control Panel/Default Programs.

In the Set Your Program Defaults you can set MS Word 2007 as default.

In the Set Program Access and Computer Defaults you can associate file types with desired programs.

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Hi guys,

I am new to the forum and want to post a thread hoping for some help.
I have already searched the internet, but got no good solution.

It's like this: My company has now the Windows 7 rollout. 99% of the clients are x64.
We are using Office 2007.
Since the rollout, multiple users complained that they got the error "Could not open clipboard." in Excel when they are copying cells. I get the error too.

It appears exactly at the point where I press CTRL+C. It does not appear every time (I am able to copy and paste cells 10 times and the next time, the error appears). I can click the error away, but I have to copy the cells again. I never get the error 2 times in a row.

There are also colleagues with same hardware and software configuration. One of them might get the error, the other one not.

We never get this error on our Windows XP x86 machines. Only on Windows 7 x64. Even though we use the same Office 2007 version.

A:"Could not open clipboard" - Office 2007 and Windows 7 x64

Have you tried any of the suggestions here:
Stop error message 'Cannot empty clipboard' - Microsoft Answers

Try to empty the temp folder:
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run

Copy and paste the following text in the Open field and then press Enter:


Note: ensure all applications are closed before deleting the files.

Delete all the files and folders from the above location.

Also try the steps given under the ?Delete items from the Office Clipboard? section available on the following link to be able to clear clipboard:

Copy and paste multiple items by using the Office Clipboard - Word -

If the issue still persists, try to open Excel in safe mode and check if that fixes the issue. To know how to open Excel in Safe mode, refer to the following link:

Work with Office safe modes - Outlook -

If Excel works fine in safe mode, try to disable the add-in(s) in Excel using the steps given in the link below:

Enable or disable add-ins in Office programs - Support -

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I recently upgraded to Office 2007 from Office 2003 and lost the ability to have the next email item opened after deleting or moving an item. I have enabled this feature (Tools -> Options -> Email Options), but there is no change. Both the "open the previous item" and "open the next item" features produce the same results (i.e. "return to the inbox"). Help??

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I have been working on a VB 6 (SP6) project as part of learning the program. Today I tried to open the proect to work on it but when I open the project in the project explorer and then double click on the project name, it does not open any further to give me access to the forms.

I opened the folder with the project and I find 3 files. filename.vbp, filename.vbw and filename.frm

I tried the same with some other projects I have and they all opened fine.

Is there a way I can rebuild this project so I don't loose eveything. I tried to open the backup of the same project and it fails as well.


A:VB 6 Project won't open

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I have a custom category to apply to my project plan, but more than one category can apply to each task. Essentially I need a multiple select drop down list.

I can create the custom field and the drop down list, but it only allows me to choose one option per task.

Does anyone know if it's possible to do this?

Thanks in advance.

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I am looking for some help with MS Project 2007.

I have installed Project 2007 in a stand-alone environment (advanced setup) for evaluation purposes & have been trying to find documentation which explain how to setup & configure email notifications.

Despite browsing through various Technet articles & Google searches my attempts so far have been unsuccessful.

Can someone provide any documentation, links, or details on what I need to do?

Thanks in advance

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Hello all,

I am new to Microsoft Project 2007 and have a question regarding how this software defines a work week.

I have created a new calendar that is a 6 day work week and 60 hours a week for a project that I am working on. Thus, I know how to change the working time, the default work week, and under the "options" tab in the "change working time" menu I have changed the defaults to match what my calendar has for starting and ending times, etc.

My question is since I have changed the work week to start on Monday, if I start a task on a Monday and assign it a duration of 1 week, the task does not end until the next Monday. Since I have defined a 6 day work week, a week to me seems like it would be 6 full working days, and if it started first thing Monday it would end at the time I assigned on Saturday as the close of work. If I assign the task a duration of 0.98 weeks it ends on the Saturday that I wish it would end on, it does in fact end on Saturday.

If you change the view to "calendar" a task that starts on a Monday and has a duration of 1 week, or any round number of weeks, will continue through all Sundays and into Monday at the time that I set work to start on Monday.

How do I make a week in my situation last only 6 working days? (IE how can I start a task that will take one week, start on a Monday and have it end on Saturday at the close of business?) Obviously tasks that are constrained to start directly after this task that end o... Read more

A:Microsoft Project 2007 Work Week Defiition

Just to clarify, if you have a task with the Project standard calendar with a duration for 1 week and start it on a Monday, it will finish on that weeks Friday. If you then assign a task that is start to finish constrained to the first task, it will start on the next Monday after the first task finished the previous Friday. My problem is that since I changed the calendar, the tasks run through the non working days and up to the start of business to the next day.


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I have used the project managmenet template that is available to you when you open Access 2007. I decided to make it a File Managmenet system instead and renamed the Project table Files, and the Project List form to File List form. Although I have changed the autoexec macro to open the File List if the Getting Started screen un-checked, I get an error message every time I open the project saying the Project List form name is still in a macro somewhere and it has been renamed or deleted. The program then opens as it should, I just get that error message every time I start. There are no other macros in the template and I can't find any VBA programing where I can change the form name to File List. I do not get a macro name where the error is, so it must be in an embedded macro, but I can't find it for the life of me. Need to solve this before I go nuts! Help!!

A:Solved: Access 2007 Project Management Template

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Hello again everyone. I apologize in advance for the long post, my primary question starts and ends at the bold font way down there if you wanna skip to it.

I am going to start working on a way to combine all of our half a dozen excel sheets and separate, inconsistently named customer lists into one single file. My first idea is to use access as I have (extremely limited) experience with it. What I need to figure out is exactly HOW I am going to combine these excel sheets into one file.

The idea here is that I need to be able to track; Customer name/address, what we pick up or deliver to them, and individual records for every stop we do at that customer.
As it stands right now we have 6-7 different sheets that cover the various services we provide. Each one however is listed like vertically:

Customer Name/Address
*Price code(s)*
Date of pickup/amount picked up

As an example we might have something that looks like this:

Company X
01.01.11 125
01.02.11 250
01.03.11 120
(insert any number of pickups here)

So on and so forth with each different customer starting immediately below the last pickup. New pickups are entered by inserting a row, thus shifting everything else down. This results in many hundreds, on some lists a couple thousand rows.
The only way they are kept in order at the moment is that they are in alphabetical order. This is the way the previous manager did things in Excel. Needless to say it does not do us very good when attempting to obtain various ... Read more

A:Solved: Access 2007 project. Don't know how to structure this thing.

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After i installed MS Project 2007, everytime i open Outlook 2003, a window will pop saying that Outlook needs configuring. It will take a few minutes and finish and then disappear. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this issue? Any help is appreciated.


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Hello, I have a user here who cannot open all project files. Upon trying to open it, Project 2007 crashes. When opening it again, the attached screen shot shows up. I have started project first, then removed the file from the disabled items list, and it still crashes. Everyone else is able to open this file. I have saved the file to his desktop, still crashes. I have logged on as myself on his computer, still crashes. I uninstalled Symantec Endpoint Protection, still crashes. I uninstalled, cleaned the registry, then reinstalled Project, still crashes. I updated the rest of his Office suite to 2007, with service pack 2, still crashes. I installed service pack 2 for Project, still crashes. I have run Microsoft diagnostics, but it doesnt find anything. So I have not been able to figure this out, and I have run out of ideas. I want to avoid as much as possible a full rebuild on this machine because of all the user settings and software that he has installed on this. Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what might be causing this to crash? Thank you

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I don't know if I am explaining this correctly, but at the top, you have FILE EDIT FAVORITES TOOLS HELP. When you click on "File" and a window opens and one of the choices is "Open". In this area you can type an address that IE will open for you. My question is how to clear everything that ever typed there?

A:How to clear "file" - "open"

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

A:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.


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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

A:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.

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A few years ago I got a copy of MS Project Standard 2007 from my daughter's school which I installed and activated on my new office PC when I built it, using a one time only product key (Academic Promotion).
(FYI - upon careful reading of the license I saw that the software is for a current student or teacher - or a family member of a qualifying student, which was true at the time and is still true until May of this year)

Now I am considering upgrading this PC to Windows 10 in a clean install.

My understanding is that I will lose Project 2007. I will not be able to activate it again on my "new" PC and I will have to revert back to my previous Project program or buy a new/old copy of 2007 (and factor this additional cost into my decision making).
Am I correct?

Second question: since I already have the installation media, is there a way to just pay Microsoft for a single license - new product key without having to go through the whole dance of buying another DVD?
I'm not interested in newer versions, and especially not interested in paying $25/m for Project 365.

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I am hoping that someone can help me with what may be a complex question.

I have a spreadsheet, similar to the demonstration file I have attached. In it, there are a range of columns. One set of columns (A - D), shows a list of numbers that are references to items in a store, and it also shows their location in the store, so it acts as a floor-plan. The next column (E) lists those items again to show the dollar amount that those items have produced in total sales (F).

So, what I'd like to do is to add a conditional formatting to show me the "cold" and "hot" spots on the floor-plan so I can see where sales are most concentrated. I would assume that this would be done with a colour scale (using the range of values in column F to work itself out)?

Either way, the figures in column F would change weekly, so the relevant cells in columns A - D would need to automatically change when they're matching cells in column E - F change.

I hope this makes sense, as it's difficult to explain, but any help that someone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Creating Cell "Cold" And "Hot" Spots Based On Values In Microsoft Excel 2007

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We have a Word document with a Visio object imbedded. On my PC, I can double click on the object and it goes into edit mode for Visio, where I can make changes. There is at least one other user on my network who, when she double clicks on the Visio object, gets an error that indicates the system is trying to open MS Project.

I have looked at file associations, but not sure where else to look to troubleshoot. If the other user right clicks on the Visio object and then chooses edit from the menu, it brings up the Visio editor properly. So this isn't an emergency, but it is very strange.

Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

Allyson Maurer

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Need some help with Open office3.
As you can see column F is highlighted.

What i'm trying to do is to get the rest of the corresponding columns to highlight, undo all the rest of the non Modlish entries and view all the Modlish entries as one.
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This site helped me cure my Laptop in the past and now I am in the process of aiding a friend whose IE is being hijacked to a suspected Anti-malware site for a product known as "Ultimate Cleaner 2007". He also keeps getting repetative pop-ups for an alleged virus known as "Worm.Win32.NetSky" which redirects you again to an unknown site.

here is his HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:27:09 PM, on 11/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\shared\hpqwmi.exe
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A:HJT log for "Ultimate Cleaner 2007" browser hijacking and "Worm.Win32.NetSky" warning

Welcome to TSG

Please download SmitfraudFix

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.

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I recently built a call log database in Access 2007 for my team to use when calling agents on our top errors we see from a vendor's error report. My boss is requesting a report to see how many items have been resolved

I have a query started and I am trying to complete this task in a single query (if possible) instead of several queries (as I've done for a couple other things).

I have 3 tables I'm using: Assignment, AgtInfo and CallLog
Joins as follows:

Fields in the results: Assignment.assigned_analyst, CallLog.rpt_mnth, CallLog.resolved

Resolved is a yes/no field. I've done a query that converts the -1 to a 1, so that the sum is a positive number for the "Yes" values. I'm not sure how to enter the expression to subract the "Yes" values from the total number of values (yes/no) to get to my "No" count.

Essentially, I'd like the results to display as:

assigned_analyst, rpt_mnth, CountYes_resolved, CountNo_resolved

Somehow the connection is just not clicking in my brain with everything I've read though searches. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Access 2007 Query: Return count of "Yes" and "No" values for Analyst/Report M

It is easier to add another column to counf the Nos, use
0 or is null
as the IIf statement and use a 1 to count them

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Please help. I have seen a few post about this error but nothing I have tried has helped.

Each time I open outlook a balloon pops up my task bar with the following message:

Microsoft Office Outlook
A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is being
checked for problems. Performance might be affected while the check is in

Then the message quickly dissapears before you can even read it properly and outlook closes automatically.

A:"A data file did not close properly" when Outlook 2007 is opened

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I have been trying to setup a postscript printer on port "File:" so I can print anything from a webpage to a file for running through Acrobat 8 Distiller. When I first install the print to file, it works fine until I reboot the computer. Every time I print to this printer after the reboot, I get a pop-up box titled "Local Port" with the message "Cannot Print to File: Access Denied". I gather it is a permission problem of some sort as I can log onto the Administrator user-id and it prints to file fine. Any ideas on what permissions I need to set this printer to in order for it to work under a standard user-id?

Using Windows Vista Ultimate X64.


A:Error "Could Not Open The File: Access Denied" setting up print to file

I have given up finding a solution to the problem. I no longer use Adobe Acrobat Professional full as I have tried both updates 8.0.1 & 8.0.2 to no avail, and is now unsupported as Adobe is up to version 9 of this software. I have opted for a freeware solution, so I have uninstalled Adobe Acrobat Professional and installed the freeware CUTEPDF Writer at It works beautifully on Vista X64 on all documents, including Microsoft Word and Scanned Images and Photos. I'm very happy with the results.

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I am having a goofy problem with .doc and .xls files. If I attempt to open them from either Windows Explorer or My computer, I get the "This file is already open" error but then you can then change the file and save it.
However, I can then execute the application and open the file from within the app, it works fine and doesn't give the error.
Any help would be appreciated. I have found traces of this error on the internet but have not found any satisfactory solutions to it. Thanks

A:"File Already Open" when Word or Excel file opened with WinExplorer or My Comp

Have you tried closing word then clicking start/run and typing

winword /regserver

Type this one for excel.

excel /regserver

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I am using Excel 2007 on Windows XP. I have been keeping a daily log in Excel. Yesterday I tried to open the file to make an entry and I received this message; "Expense.xls:: file format is not valid." Any idea what could have happened and how to retrieve the file. I checked all the forums I could find on the subject, but none helped. I have a lot of valuable info in that file and would sure hate to lose it. Thanks for any help.

For ur Refernce, am attaching the file.

A:Solved: "file format is not valid" error message in excel 2007

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New Dell 530 computer, new Office Pro package installed by Dell. Everything works pretty smoothly so far, but every time I open Outlook (not Outlook Express), I get a message "A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is being checked for problems. Performance might be affected while the check is in progress." I can still check email, appointments, etc, but it works in the background and sometimes interferes with the keyboard or mouse. And if the program is open long enough, it reports a message "data file check complete." It's not a huge issue but is very annoying. Any ideas?

A:2007 Outlook "data file" message

Hello Judy. Here is an article that explains the error message and provides a resolution to prevent it from occurring again.

Hope that helps.

-- Goku

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URLs embedded in received messages in Outlook 2007 give the error "The system cannot find the file specified". If I cut and paste the URL into a browser, it works fine. The URL is apparently not being passed to the default browser (IceDragon). I tried making Opera the default browser, but that didn't help.

OS = Win7
Machine = Lenovo T510 with 4GB RAM

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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MS office both 2003 and 2007 version are not letting me open any word file on my laptop. I had used office after a pretty long time.Error in 2007 is "The file ___ is not available" and in Office 2003 additionally it shows "The file normal already exists. Do you want to replace it?" when i try to close the window.
I have uninstalled and re installed both 2003 and 2007 numerous times but it didn't help. I have also tried to delete the Normal file ( as suggested in a post) but that didn't help either.
Give a solution asap.

A:MS Office 2003/2007- "The file ____not available"

Given that you write about the "normal" file, is this just a word problem?
are you trying to open a file on a network or on your hard drive?

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When I am building a query in Access 2007, the "Sort:" and "Criteria:" selctions don't work when I switch from 'Design View' to 'Datasheet View'.
If I change the query type from 'Select' to 'Make Table' and run the query, the data in the new table mathces the "Sort:" and "Criteria:" selctions correctly.
What is wrong with my Select Query - Datasheet View? This is very annoying.

A:Access 2007 "Sort:" and "Criteria:" not working in Datasheet View

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So one of the department heads at my office randomly decided to store information efficiently on a database. We have the ability to use Access 2007 and I build microcontroller interfaces with VB so to just slap an interface on it and call it a day would be great. This is a bit of leap for me though, so I was trying to get some general ideas on how to tackle this monster. I also have access to Fox Pro if that is easier..

Any ideas on the following:

-Whether to deploy the interface on to several computers and access the DB remotely from the server or maybe use ASP powered by VB and have them access it through the browser.
*Trying to go from the perspective of what would provide better real time updates and fewer lockout errors.

-How to handle reports. I have an okay knowledge of SQL but I didn't know if there was a program that could integrate with Access and VB to easily handle this with or without SQL.
*Heard about Crystal Reports and Lotus notes but don't really know much about them.

Any fun ideas or better suggestions would be awesome. Thanks guys!!

A:Project ideas for interfacing Access 2007 and Visual Basic 2008

I think you've reached a stage where you should give SQL Server 2008 R2 Express a serious look. Access is great for a database that is used on one computer, but if you want to share a database across a network, SQL Server is a much better choice.

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I use Open Workbench to manage a project "Main Project". found a problem, I need to set up a computer more, so I create a new project.This project calls "test motherboard".I try to find computer cases to test the motherboard power panelI mark computer cases, mark of computer cases as tasksI insert this "test motherboard" project to "Main Project" as subproject.Is this right?I save this all projects files in Open Workbench install folder (C:/program files/...), I shall save all projects files in another data hard disk (D ?How can I save all projects files backup, it can backup automatically when changed the files, and keep different copies of different time?When I delete the file in error, modify the file in error, or the hard disk is damaged.How can I manage Open Workbench backup in windows 2000? Can I install Open Workbench in free operating systems?And I also email to e-mail removed to protect from spambots. ~ OB they did not reply to me.I obtain a service number in, how can I record these?I will track this number later.How can I use Open Workbench to manage these?

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I use Open Workbench to manage a project "Main Project".

I found a problem, I need to set up a computer more, so I create a new project.

This project calls "test motherboard".

I try to find computer cases to test the motherboard power panel

I mark computer cases, mark of computer cases as tasks

I insert this "test motherboard" project to "Main Project" as subproject.

Is this right?

I save this all projects files in Open Workbench install folder (C:/program files/...), I shall save all projects files in another data hard disk (D ?

How can I save all projects files backup, it can backup automatically when changed the files, and keep different copies of different time?

When I delete the file in error, modify the file in error, or the hard disk is damaged.

How can I manage Open Workbench backup in windows 2000?

Can I install Open Workbench in free operating systems?

And I also email to

[email protected]

But they did not reply to me.

I obtain a service number in, how can I record these?
I will track this number later.

How can I use Open Workbench to manage these?

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I just did an upgrade from Win 7 Home Premium to Win 10 Home.
After few minutes when the system is idle, I get the PROJECT SCREEN options Panel open up by itself. To close it I have to click on the desktop for it to disappear. What could be causing this?

A:Win 10 PROJECT Panel auto open

Hi tomyk123, this side panel can pop up with certain key combinations like Windows key + P

I have never heard of it popping up by itself. Do you have two monitors attached? Perhaps one of the connections is faulty (intermittent) and is triggering the display of the project screen.

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Hi to all!

What is the worlds biggest .NET open source project?

is it NASAs World Wind project?



A:Biggest .NET open source project?

I don't know. Does it really matter what the biggest one is?

DotNetNuke is getting pretty big.
Then there is the Mono project, which ports .net to Linux, solaris and other operating systems.

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I have ASUS Windows 7 x32bit and I have tried everything on the internet, every time that I try to open a .exe file it will open the "open with" dialog box instead. I have already established that I have not got a virus because what happened was I stupidly selected adobe accidentally when it didn't know what to open the file with and I didn't even say to do it always with this type of file but it did it for them all anyway, so I followed advice of uninstalling adobe and that has gotten me to just a blank icon for every single .exe file because it doesn't know what to open the file with and displays the "open with" dialog box.
Please help I need this computer and this Profile.
Thanks in advance,
PS: Keep in mind that I am not very computer savvy either.

A:Every time I open a .exe file it opens the "open with" dialog box

Try running this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Then posts screen results

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I am having a BSOD problem whenever I try to open a file in MS Word or MS Excel using the "File Open" menu. This problem also occurs when I try to attach a file to a memo (in email using Internet Explorer) and use the "Browse" button and try to choose a file.
I have attached the zip file using the SF Diagnostic tool provided. My profile also has all the system details as per your recommendations above.
Please help.

A:BSOD - Opening or attaching file using "File Open" menu

Welcome to SevenForums!

Bugcheck 1E and McAfee are common.

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Make scans with the following:

-Kaspersky TDSSKiller:Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
-ESET online scanner:Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET
Recommended antivirus program for Windows 7 based on stability compared to others:-

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Malwarebytes - The Free version
Good and Free system security combination.
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

Go to this link: Intel? Driver Update Utility Check for the latest drivers update (Needs Java) and download all outdated drivers for your system.

POst back results, good luck

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I have one of ms project 2003 files that was damaged by virus or malware, after this, it started to show: An unexpected problem occurred while opening the file. I opened it in another version of MS Project 2013, but the same error appeared.

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I have a nested "IF" statement that inlcudes the "OR" function because I have more than 7 logical tests. One of the logical tests looks for two fields to be true in order to return the "value if true". If either or both fields are false, then the "value if false" is returned, in this case zero. When the value of the first field is correct, but the value of the second field is not correct, zero is returned, which is the "value if false" and a correct return.

However, when both fields are false, the formula is returning the word "FALSE" instead of zero.

The attached file shows these returns and the formulas. Cells F2-7 are corrrect returns (highlighted in green), while cells F8-11 are not correct returns (highlighted in red).

Any ideas on how to return the "value if false" (zero) in cells F8-11 would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Excel 2007 - Nested "IF" formula using "OR" Function

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Dashlane and Google Establish New Open Source API Project to Enable Simple, Secure App Logins for Android Users

Today, we?re very excited to announce a very special open-source project that we?re working on with Google to enhance and simplify your security! Dashlane and Google, along with other leading password managers are collaboratively developing ?Open YOLO? (You Only Login Once)?an open API for App Developers that will give Android apps the ability to access passwords stored in your favorite password manager, and effortlessly and securely log you into those applications!


To stay one-step ahead of the market demand, Google and Dashlane are helping create a seamless, universally-acceptable Android app authentication solution to increase your online security.

This project is the first big step towards making security simple and accessible for every user, on every device. In the future, we see this open API going beyond just Android devices, and becoming universally-implemented by apps and password managers across every platform and operating system. Ultimately, we look forward to expanding this collaborative project, so that it will benefit the entire security ecosystem as a whole.
​We?ll have much more information for users and App Developers coming soon.​

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Hi I am trying to share a Microsoft Project file (.mpp), but I can't. I have all shareing options enabled correctly - I've share alot of files from my computer so I know how to do it, but when right-clicking & selecting Share With on this file, it just opens the Advanced Sharing options which is specific for all file sharing, not this particular file, & they are set correctly (network discovery on, etc., etc.).

There is a lock on the file's icon, could that be the reason? I can't find any locking feature or other options to make it accessible. It's in my users/public/documents folder, & when selecting that folder from the remote computer, it shows everything in there but this file.

Thanks in advance

A:Can't share an MS Project file (.mpp)

Have you tried taking ownership of the file? That should allow you to use the permission settings in order to share the file and get rid of the lock.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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Hey guys,

Anybody know how to open a *.mpp file?
(I do not have Microsoft project)



A:Microsoft Project File

Just asked one of our project gurus for ya:

Bottom line is if you don't own Project, you're SOL. If you know someone who does have Project, they may be able to open the file and export it to Excel or text or some other format you *might* be able to read/understand.

Hope that helps, $horty.

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I just got .mpp file and have no tools to view it. I tried to install trial version of Microsoft Project but failed as I do not have administrative rights on my PC. Is there any way to view it with my limitations?

A:How to view .mpp file without having MS Project

If you need just open MS Project file, you do not need to install any software. Just go on AmiProject and open it in browser. That is it!

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