Disappearing Files


G

Guest

I just bought a this new computer and have windows vista premium on it. for a
month or so I have not had any problems, until recently. I keep loosing
files, and am then unable to find them again. these are random word and excel
files. it seems like once I open them and modify them that they tend to
disappear after.

does anyone know why this is happening, how to fix it, how to find my files,
ect.

does it matter that these were later version documents, i.e.. older versions
of word and excel being opened up and modified in the 2007 versions of the
software.

any help, ideas or anything would be greatly appreciated.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, X.

I'm not sure why it would cause files to disappear, but the new Office apps
use a slightly different extension when saving files in their new formats.
For example, a Word 97-2003 document has a .doc extension; a Word 2007
document has a .docx extension. The Excel extension changed from .xls to
..xlsx.

In which context are you (not) seeing the missing files? In Windows
Explorer? Or in an Office program's File | Open dialog? Or somewhere else?
Since that is a new computer, all default settings should show all the
files, but older apps might not recognize the new extensions.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail beta 2 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 beta v.275)
 
G

Guest

Hi RC,

I am not seeing the missing files in my documents, or when I go to open them
from office 2007 apps. Thanks for your help.

X
 
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R. C. White

Hi, X.

Did you give yourself PERMISSION to look in those folders?

As one guy with just one computer and no network, I've never had to learn
much about permissions before, but Vista has some new, stricter rules and
I've often been locked out of my own folders. Yes, I'm the only
Administrator, but I still have to "Take Ownership" or otherwise authorize
myself to look in some places. It took me a long time to figure out how to
Import - or even SEE - my OE emails. :>(

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail beta 2 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 beta v.275)
 

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