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Recurring desktop folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by quset, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. quset

    quset Flightless Bird

    Last week (1/20/10) I requested help w/ getting rid of a folder that keeps
    reappearing on my desktop. XP SP3, MS Word 2003. (I asked for further help
    on that thread but had no luck getting a response).

    One of the responses to my original dilemma was the following:
    "I don't know what's causing the problem but highly suspect you set that
    folder-name in Word 2003. Upon boot, preliminary software for MS Word is
    launched, then restores a folder it expects to see (in this case
    'Compilation').
    There's a good chance that by scanning the registry you may turn up the
    offending occurrence. Checking Words preferences may do the same."

    I am a newbie and would like to try these.
    1) To do a registry search for the word "compilation," do I use the regular
    search box or is there a run command that I need to use?

    2) Where do I check Word's preferences.
    TIA

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    There's a good chance using 3c273's recommendation to scan the registry may
    turn up the offending occurrence,
    but checking Words preferences may do the same.

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    What is the preliminary software for MS Word that gets launched on
    boot?

    Where in MS Word would I verify the folder(s) that MS Word expects to
    see?

    I want to check mine.

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    3c273 / Louis ,
    to do a registry search for the word "compilation," do I use the regular
    search box of is there a run command that I need to use?
    TIA

    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
  2. quset

    quset Flightless Bird

    It turns out at the same time I was submitting the above Lousi answered the
    seach issue on the original thread (which I though was dead). Sorry for any
    redundancy!

    Louis wrote:

    Open the run box and type "regedit". Then on the "Edit" menu, select "Find".
    Louis
     
  3. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    1) To do a registry search, you have to be in the registry. I would not
    advise that unless you are *very sure* of what you are doing.
    2) Open Word, go to Tools, Options. There are all your preferences. Look
    under the File Locations tab. One of the locations may be pointing to your
    Desktop. Change it to somewhere else and see if that fixes it.

    Look in your Start menu, All Programs, Startup and see if there's a shortcut
    in there called Microsoft Office. If there is, right-click on it and select
    delete. Everything will run fine without it starting up along with Windows.
    --
    SC Tom

    "quset" <quset@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5B9C0550-DE7D-45FE-A6C9-98634FB973A7@microsoft.com...
    > Last week (1/20/10) I requested help w/ getting rid of a folder that keeps
    > reappearing on my desktop. XP SP3, MS Word 2003. (I asked for further
    > help
    > on that thread but had no luck getting a response).
    >
    > One of the responses to my original dilemma was the following:
    > "I don't know what's causing the problem but highly suspect you set that
    > folder-name in Word 2003. Upon boot, preliminary software for MS Word is
    > launched, then restores a folder it expects to see (in this case
    > 'Compilation').
    > There's a good chance that by scanning the registry you may turn up the
    > offending occurrence. Checking Words preferences may do the same."
    >
    > I am a newbie and would like to try these.
    > 1) To do a registry search for the word "compilation," do I use the
    > regular
    > search box or is there a run command that I need to use?
    >
    > 2) Where do I check Word's preferences.
    > TIA
    >
    > hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > There's a good chance using 3c273's recommendation to scan the registry
    > may
    > turn up the offending occurrence,
    > but checking Words preferences may do the same.
    >
    > Jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
    >
    > What is the preliminary software for MS Word that gets launched on
    > boot?
    >
    > Where in MS Word would I verify the folder(s) that MS Word expects to
    > see?
    >
    > I want to check mine.
    >
    > Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
    >
    >
    > 3c273 / Louis ,
    > to do a registry search for the word "compilation," do I use the regular
    > search box of is there a run command that I need to use?
    > TIA
    >
    > hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    >
     

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