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Windows 7 file dialogs not displaying RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I hope someone can help, I have a problem with open / save file dialogs in Windows 7.

    Some applications such as Firefox and Paint Shop Pro 7 just don't display the dialog when I select Save as or Open from the menu.

    I don't think this is an application issue because it is affecting more than one app. Office 2003 for example is fine though.

    I am sure I had this problem before and I can't remember how I fixed it. It hasn't been like this since I upgraded to Win 7 - it did actually work up until about a week ago.

    I was thinking perhaps I can repair / re-register the DLLs that contain these dialogs?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

      Brian

     

    Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:53 AM

Answers

  • Is it affecting Notepad open/save dialog, for example?

    What happens if you boot your computer in Safe Mode? (To start the computer in Safe Mode, press F8 before the Windows 7 boot animation and select "Safe Mode" from the menu.)


    Microsoft MVP Windows Expert Consumer | http://www.wintecnico.com

    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, April 1, 2011 9:36 AM
    Saturday, March 26, 2011 4:15 PM
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  • If the issue persists in Safe Mode, I suggest you run SFC /scannow to try to repair the system. However if it works properly in Safe Mode and with Notepad, I suggest you boot in Clean Boot Mode to troubleshoot.

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135


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    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, April 1, 2011 9:36 AM
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 8:41 AM

All replies

  • Is it affecting Notepad open/save dialog, for example?

    What happens if you boot your computer in Safe Mode? (To start the computer in Safe Mode, press F8 before the Windows 7 boot animation and select "Safe Mode" from the menu.)


    Microsoft MVP Windows Expert Consumer | http://www.wintecnico.com

    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, April 1, 2011 9:36 AM
    Saturday, March 26, 2011 4:15 PM
    Answerer
  • If the issue persists in Safe Mode, I suggest you run SFC /scannow to try to repair the system. However if it works properly in Safe Mode and with Notepad, I suggest you boot in Clean Boot Mode to troubleshoot.

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, April 1, 2011 9:36 AM
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 8:41 AM