Windows cannot find 'C:\Users\path\.doc
Thread poster: Cristina Bolohan

Cristina Bolohan  Identity Verified
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Jun 20, 2009

Hello,
Everything worked just fine until I started receiving this error message when trying to open a doc file: Windows cannot find 'C:\Users\path\.doc. Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again.

The laptop I bought (almost a year ago) has Windows Vista Home Premium on it. I also use office 2003. Searching on the internet for a clue didn't help me much...
Thank you


 

fads fasdf asd
Local time: 07:29
Something wrong to the file name? Jun 20, 2009

Hi Cristina,

The name of this file (".doc") is invalid for Windows. A possible file name must have at least one character betore the dot. Although the Windows Explorer prohibit you from create a file like this, there are some occasions when a bad designed function of some application could create such invalid/prohibited file.

If you can reach this file through Windows Explorer, just rename it, putting something before the dot and try to open again.


Will work, certanly. But, seems to have another problem here, this "path" folder perhaps doesn't exist phisicaly in your hard disk. How are trying to open this file? Are you clicking them through Explorer or opening by File menu inside Word?

Cesar


 

Miroslav Jeftic  Identity Verified
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Try... Jun 20, 2009

Is it always the same file or for every Word file? Try to open the file from the Word (not by double-clicking it), try renaming it or moving to another location (other folder/partition) and see what happens.icon_smile.gif

 

Cristina Bolohan  Identity Verified
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It doesn't work Jun 21, 2009

Thank you for the answers, I have already tried that and it wouldn't work...The error message appears when I want to open all doc and rtf files..I renamed the files, moved them to a different location, nothing...
Path stands for "documents\Cristina\etc." there's no use writing it all ...


 

FarkasAndras
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What I would do Jun 21, 2009

First, a chkdsk scan to make sure the disk is good.
Then a boot time scan with avast to make sure it's not a virus.
Then uninstall Word (or all of Office if need be) and reinstall it.

BTW can you open a txt or any other file with Word? Can you launch Word without an open document form the Start menu? Can you then open a document from Word?


 

fads fasdf asd
Local time: 07:29
Office Repair Jun 21, 2009

Try do an Office Repair or Reinstalation.

Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features

Just highlight the "Office" item, then click on "Repair" at the toolbar in this same window (the installation CD will be requested). Follow the steps. Most probably will solve the problem. Though, I think well recomended remove completely the Office, restart you Windows, then start a new and fresh installation. Normally, it never erase your files, but its good idea backup all your doc (and office files) if you decide try it.



Cesar Silva


 

Cristina Bolohan  Identity Verified
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verify Jun 21, 2009

Nothing seems to work..I scanned and checked the disk, reinstalled Office and proofing tools, uninstalled some updates, removed add-ins, changed registry keys and values related to open word document....

 

Jaroslaw Michalak  Identity Verified
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System problem? Jun 21, 2009

It seems that the problem is rather system related, pertaining not only to Office. Google the phrase "Windows cannot find c", you'll see quite a few such reports...

Two that look promising:
http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/16339-windows-cannot-find-c-blah-blah.html

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/596616-solved-windows-cannot-find-c.html

Of course, I have not tried them, so I do not know how reliable they might be...


 

Cristina Bolohan  Identity Verified
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possible solution Jun 22, 2009

After searching and trying all the solutions found on the internet, a friend said I sould uninstall Office 2003 and install Office 2007...No sooner said than done.The system works fine, but I don't want to let things unsolved. The topic remains open for discussion. Any ideas are welcome!
Thank you all


 


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