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Help with Microsoft word 2000

Post by dacflyer » Thu May 16, 2019 7:01 pm

I need help with a issue with microsoft word 2000
I am not sure what has happened lately, but whenever I try to save a new document. I get the message saying that "(file name) already exist."
and that it is a read only file..
Anyone got any ideas what is going on and how i can fix this issue ? I've found nothing with my virus blocker or malware. so i do not know if something sneaky got in or what. nothing else seems to be effected.. I'm running "Windows 7 home pro."

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Re: Help with Microsoft word 2000

Post by Janitor Tzap » Fri May 17, 2019 10:42 am

Here's something from MS Support.
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mso ... 4599841a8a


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Re: Help with Microsoft word 2000

Post by dacflyer » Fri May 17, 2019 3:20 pm

That was no help... I don't have files already named the same as i am trying to same..
even if i cancel saving, it'll save a blank file with the name i rejected.
if i save it anyway, it'll go in a loop of already existing ,everytime i click save.... example1 , example2 , example3 etc.

i might try to totally remove word, then reinstall..
stay tuned.

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Re: Help with Microsoft word 2000

Post by Janitor Tzap » Fri May 17, 2019 4:00 pm

Hmmm.......................

Here's something about troubleshooting Word.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office ... r-use-word

Or check out the "Word Help Center".
https://support.office.com/en-us/word


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Re: Help with Microsoft word 2000

Post by CeaSaR » Sat May 18, 2019 6:23 pm

That is not normal behavior. Even if you have an existing file, the popup would be the Overwrite/Replace question.

Have there been updates or have you had to log-in just before this started? Is it possible that Word was installed as Administrator only and you are not on the Administrator account? Is it possible this is a newer version that is running in Trial mode?

Check to see if the default file association for .doc or .docx is set to the correct version.

Word may be corrupted and you may need to uninstall and reinstall to fix.
Hey, what do I know?

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Re: Help with Microsoft word 2000

Post by dacflyer » Sun May 19, 2019 9:04 am

this has been on my laptop for years, i haven't made any changes to it.. and i am the only one on this.. so i am the admin.
the word files are .doc files
the version is still the same,,nothing new or trial mode..
i think it's corrupted.. i'll uninstall it in the next few days.. just don't have the energy these last few days.. the heats killing me already..
yesterday it was 94F here..Ughhhh

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Post by dacflyer » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:41 pm

i am still having issues with this program..
i uninstalled, restarted, reinstalled, restarted...
i tried to make a test file, and when i select "save as" it still gives me the window that says the file already exist..WTF...
how can i fix this ? any ideas ? is there some setting somewhere i can check ?
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If i select yes, then the same thing happens again,,it's like going in a loop.. if i select cancel, then i comes back.. i can only select NO, to close it..

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Post by dyarker » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:11 am

I suggest that "this is a test" already exists IN THAT FOLDER. Try another folder.

Also, that the file is read-only; so "... replace …" and "Yes" can't work. Try another name.

Also a possibility the folder is read-only, or you're trying save in Word's program folder.

Cheers,

added - the file is opened and "locked" by another program (maybe even another instance of Word).
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Re: Help with Microsoft word 2000

Post by dacflyer » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:49 am

there isn't another file name like that,, no matter what file name i use, it'll say that file already exist..
My File - My file already exist
Ray's notes - Ray's notes already exist etc. etc.

I'll try another folder.. but i keep everything in "MY DOCUMENTS" folder

What do i change so that it isn't a READ ONLY file ? How and you tell that is a READ ONLY ?
what do you mean by, replace …" and "Yes" can't work. Try another name. as for the ...
that's just habit of mine. the file names don't have any periods.

thanks,, i'll let you know when i get home.

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Post by dyarker » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:25 am

First 3 dots stand for "Do you want to". The second 3 dots for "the existing file?" Rather than retyping the entire sentence from the message box you posted image of.

In File Explorer (or Windows Explorer in older Windows), right click on file name or folder name, click Properties, Read only is a check box near bottom.

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Re: Help with Microsoft word 2000

Post by dacflyer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:54 pm

files are not set as "read only"
and there's so many other issues.. i either need to get a newer version of MS Word, office what ever. but for now i uninstalled the program and i got Apache open office for now.
i'll let you know when i get another version, but for now i had to be able to get some work done here..

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