Archive for March, 2010

Windows cannot find docx – How to open your files

March 30th, 2010

Sometimes when you right-click any document using Word 2003 or Word 2007, the document wouldn’t open and you may get “windows cannot find docx” error message like the following:

“Windows cannot find “filename.docx”. Make sure you type the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.”


“Windows cannot find ‘C:\Users\Documents\xxx.docx. Make sure you type the name correctly, and then try again.”
(it can be other MS Office file extension like .xlsx)

windows cannot find xlsx

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This text of the message can differ a little, sometimes it can contain the information that DDE is not working correctly or some program is preventing its work. You can try to reinstall Office, but sometimes it will not help. Of course you can try to open this document the other way: open Microsoft Word, click Open, and then find the document you want.

But, we advise you to use this method to solve the problem and to get an access to the document you wanted to open:

  • 1. Left-click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER:
  • 2. Find and don’t forget to backup the key:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Word.Document.8 \ shell \ Open \ ddeexec

  • 3. Click the ddeexec and delete it. Click Yes.
  • 4. Navigate to the key:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Word.Document.8 \ shell \ Open \ command

  • 5. Double-click and set its value data to:
  • “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\WINWORD.EXE” /n “%1″
    (if you have Word 2003);


    “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE” /n “%1″
    (if you have Word 2007)

  • 6. Then exit the Registry Editor.

Or you may incapacitate DDE for a file type action, just try the following actions:

  • 1. Open Windows Explorer
  • 2. Find there and click Tools, Folder Options, choose the File Types tab.
  • 3. Select .DOC file from the list.
  • 4. Then click Advanced.
  • 5. Click Open and Edit.
  • 6. Remove the tick from Use DDE checkbox and click OK.

If it doesn’t work then try the following:

But before the actions you should back up the registry before you change or delete any key.

  • 1. Start, and then choose All Programs, Accessories, Run.
  • 2. Type regedit in the opened field and press Enter.
  • 3. Double click on HKEY_CLASSES _ROOT and find .doc and .docx keys.
  • 4. Right-click on keys containing .doc and .docx in their names and then click delete them one by one.
  • 5. Then close the Registry Editor.
  • 6. Reinstall Office and check if can to open the document.

This problem can be also caused by a COM – ADD-IN DLL, in that case you should do the following:

  • 1. Press Microsoft Office Button.
  • 2. And then choose Word Options.
  • 3. Select Add-Ins, Manage COM Add-Ins.
  • 4. Click GO.
  • 5. You will see a list of Add-Ins Available:
  • De-select / Un-check (1) add in at a time, click OK.

  • 6. Close Word and try to open a document with .docx extension by double-clicking it.

If the .docx does not open, then repeat the actions and select different COM Add-In and repeat all the actions. Continue to repeat it until you find the COM that caused the error. Don’t forget to put a tick back in the check box for the COM – Add-In which is operable.strong

Windows cannot find any networks – Fixed By Special Tool

March 17th, 2010

Sometimes when you want to connect to the Internet, you can see the error message that let you know that “the Ethernet card is not detected”. The Internet connection itself doesn’t work and Windows cannot find any Networks.

windows cannot find any networks error

In that case you should verify the work of your Internet provider. If everything works well, then the problem was caused by the problems of your computer. Often the technical support of any Internet provider can help you to check some settings of your Internet connection by phone and it even can help you. But sometimes the settings can be well-configured and the work of your provider is excellent then you and only can eliminate the problem. Or you may just call to your hard-core tech and everything will easy.

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You also may try to reboot your modem, router and computer, but if it doesn’t help then the problem is more difficult one. If the essence of the problem is not in the Internet connection, so you can try to reinstall the drivers of your modem, but if the error message appears again then may be the reason that Windows Cannot Find Any Networks because of the disconnection with your Ethernet card. Then you should verify the connection once more:

Navigate the settings: right-click My computer, manage, device manager, network connection. If the settings are correct, then the problem can be in the hardware itself (Ethernet card). If you can test it, then you should try. If not then the Windows cannot find any Networks problem can lie in the System Registry, so you can check up your Windows System for registry errors. If you don’t want to dig in the Registry Editor by yourself, just download Registry Wizard program and it will try to solve the problem.

Another way of the solution for a wireless Internet connection is to perform an IPCONFIG from the Command prompt. Follow the instructions given below:

  • 1. Click Start then type CMD
  • 2. Type in IPCONFIG /ALL at the DOS command prompt
  • 3. Find GATEWAY address.
  • 4. Type this address into your Browser (it may look like and you should see the router’s configuration page. Look your wireless configuration and security settings. May be anything is wrong there.

And the last our probable version is that the reason of this problem is a virus. May be the problem is not real, just the virus deceives you. Scan your computer for malicious objects and restore your Windows system.