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I got this message -

Error 'Lagie's Scroll.xls' is in a different format than specified by the file extension. -

and it asked do I want to open the file and gave me three options:

Yes, if I trust the source.

No, if I don't

Help

 

Help was useless.

When I opened the file, it was gibberish yet I'm the only one with access to my laptop, and I certainly didn't change anything.

 

When I tried to open and repair, I still got the same message (and by now, I'm scared to open it again). This is my scroll spreadsheet I'm trying to open. Does anyone know what I can do, please?

 

*leaves brownies as a bribe*

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Do you have a dog or a cat and have you maybe accidentally left the file up sometime? Because I have a cat who is ver y mischievous and likes to jump on stuff including my keyboard. One time I had left up a word document and when I came back there was jibberish on the screen. And I found Copper (my cat's name) in my chair.

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I got this message -

Error 'Lagie's Scroll.xls' is in a different format than specified by the file extension. -

and it asked do I want to open the file and gave me three options:

Yes, if I trust the source.

No, if I don't

Help

 

Help was useless.

When I opened the file, it was gibberish yet I'm the only one with access to my laptop, and I certainly didn't change anything.

 

When I tried to open and repair, I still got the same message (and by now, I'm scared to open it again). This is my scroll spreadsheet I'm trying to open. Does anyone know what I can do, please?

 

*leaves brownies as a bribe*

What version of Excel are you using? The extension in the name matches the extension you saved it as and that your computer shows, yes?

 

Do you have Symantec Endpoint Protection on your machine? Is it the most recent version. Try a search for this and updating if possible. The one thing I found matching your problem mentioned that the SEP sometimes made files with this warning open with garbled and unreadable text.

 

Perhaps try a manual repair or recovering data from what seems like it is now a corrupted workbook: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-he...gin=HA010246470

 

This tells you how to avoid seeing that, although I'm not sure just hiding it will help. x3

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What version of Excel are you using? The extension in the name matches the extension you saved it as and that your computer shows, yes?

 

Do you have Symantec Endpoint Protection on your machine? Is it the most recent version. Try a search for this and updating if possible. The one thing I found matching your problem mentioned that the SEP sometimes made files with this warning open with garbled and unreadable text.

 

Perhaps try a manual repair or recovering data from what seems like it is now a corrupted workbook: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-he...gin=HA010246470

 

This tells you how to avoid seeing that, although I'm not sure just hiding it will help. x3

Excel 2007

Yep. xls, always has been.

 

Don't seem to have SEP. A search didn't bring it up. Where would I look to find it?

 

The link with the manual repair is t he one I actually found earlier. I was too terrified to try actually doing it! I went as far as "Open and Repair" and then it gave me that warning again.

 

Don't think I want to avoid seeing the warning. Those things are usually there for a reason!

 

Thank you, Sockmeister! smile.gif

 

And Spottedleaf, yes, there is a cat here, but I don't think she's been walking across the laptop! If she had been, what would you suggest I do?

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Did you say that it had been saved and the next time you opened it it was like that? Because if it was it means the data was erased.

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Yeah, I'm kind of figuring that. I do have a back up, thank goodness, but it's a month old. rolleyes.gif

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Well at least you have some of it right?

 

A couple of days ago my sister plugged her ipod up to my computer so she could charge it and while it was charging it somehow managed to create a new itunes library to make it to where her itunes library was the main library on my computer. That made it to where I didnt have access to my stuff anymore. I could get to it but I couldn't edit, add, or delete songs from my ipod because it read my ipod as a guest ipod. Because my sisters ipod was plugged up it had erased all of my songs off of my ipod and I still don't know what happened or know what to do to fix it. I asked my other older sister and she says the only way she could think of to fix it is to redownload all my songs and add them all back to my ipod by creating another itunes library. I had 200 songs on my ipod before and now they are gone because of the new itunes library thing. (Sorry that this post is so long btw)

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Lagie - it's an anti-virus download, so if a search didn't bring it up, it's probably not hidden anywhere weird and you just don't have it. Sorry that didn't work. D: Perhaps someone else will come along with a better fix? </3 That is odd!

 

Spottedleaf - Sounds like your sister accidentally told iTunes to sync to her iPad or something. Can you tell it to sync to yours? Otherwise, sounds like your older sister's solution is going to have to be your workaround. It does suck - happened to me when I got a new computer, for some reason iTunes didn't transfer all of my songs and I never did recover everything I had, including some stuff I had purchased with giftcards. =\

 

You might want to set up separate accounts so it doesn't happen again: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1495 =U

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Spottedleaf - Sounds like your sister accidentally told iTunes to sync to her iPad or something. Can you tell it to sync to yours? Otherwise, sounds like your older sister's solution is going to have to be your workaround. It does suck - happened to me when I got a new computer, for some reason iTunes didn't transfer all of my songs and I never did recover everything I had, including some stuff I had purchased with giftcards. =\

 

You might want to set up separate accounts so it doesn't happen again: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1495 =U

If you purchased stuff through iTunes, you should be able to re-download them if you go to the "purchases" section of the store, IIRC...In fact, I think ANY site or whatever you can buy music from, like Amazon, allows you to re-download them since you bought them already? It's retroactive for iTunes, I know that.

 

The best solution for the future could also be to just collect ALL the media in one library and set up separate "playlists" and things so you can choose what to add to each device. That's what I do with my mom. o3o

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Then you need to either create a new library, or re-download all of your songs to the new library, essentially pooling all of your media together, which might be safer in the long run anyway. o3o

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If you purchased stuff through iTunes, you should be able to re-download them if you go to the "purchases" section of the store, IIRC...In fact, I think ANY site or whatever you can buy music from, like Amazon, allows you to re-download them since you bought them already? It's retroactive for iTunes, I know that.

Mine were missing from purchases. They were just completely purged. We never figured out why, but it was years ago, so I'm over it, lol. No need to go searching for it when it was that long ago. =p

 

I have since switched computers again since then as well as started over with a new hard drive on the old and new computer and haven't had the problem again, anyway.

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I still hve most of my songs on my computer

You mean the files? You should be able to drag them into iTunes again.

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I have a wonderful laptop I've been using for years. It's awesome and I love it. It's a Sansung R540 model and it runs Windows 7. However, IT people, I need help.

 

I am running out of space. Specifically, on my C: drive. I don't know what to do! Will buying an external hard drive to hold most of my junk (ex. pictures, some music etc) help? I can't really get rid of programs because I'm using all the ones I have currently installed.

 

What can I do to free up some space in my computer?

 

Image, if this helps: Link

 

And before you say "delete unneeded programs/defragment the drive/compress the drive", I already did that.

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Since you've already done some stuff, I think the only thing you can really do now is move things like pictures and music, etc to external hard drives or cloud storage.

 

You can probably search for junk files like "read me" .pdf/.rtt files, unneeded .zip files, stuff like that. I did that and freed up some space. Some programs also have various languages they can be in and you can get rid of all the language files you don't need. If you have Steam or something with lots of games, you might consider either uninstalling games you never play at all/anymore or at least move the files for the games to external drives.

 

Not sure if that's part of the defragging part or not (I think defragging is separate). I haven't done defragging much because I mostly use a Mac (there's essentially Mac defragging stuff, but in this case I mean Windows!), but I have done it. xP

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Since you've already done some stuff, I think the only thing you can really do now is move things like pictures and music, etc to external hard drives or cloud storage.

 

You can probably search for junk files like "read me" .pdf/.rtt files, unneeded .zip files, stuff like that. I did that and freed up some space. Some programs also have various languages they can be in and you can get rid of all the language files you don't need. If you have Steam or something with lots of games, you might consider either uninstalling games you never play at all/anymore or at least move the files for the games to external drives.

 

Not sure if that's part of the defragging part or not (I think defragging is separate). I haven't done defragging much because I mostly use a Mac, but I have done it. xP

One thing you CAN do is run disc cleanup. It gets rid of all sorts of unnecessary things (and takes AGES...)

 

If you can't find it in Win7 (I've not got that so I dunno !) - Ashampoo has a winoptimiser facility that does that VERY well; I think you can get a free trial... (ETA yes you can:

 

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/cad/pre/2200/Op...nt-performance)

 

 

 

But I save ALL my documents, images etc on a portable hard drive rather than on my machine. It also means they won't be lost for ever if my computer drops dead. YES - that is the best answer.

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I had noticed some very brief black shapes flashing on the screen in World of Warcraft and then in some steam games I bought during the sale. They would appear randomly ans without warning. See this video to get an idea of the anomalies( particularly 5-6 an 10 -12 seconds in.

I switched monitors with my sister and when that didn't work I switched my HDMI with her DVI cable and that still did not fix it. I updated the gpu drivers and reseated it.

Last night I was playing Planetary Annihilation and noticed some small black spots appearing and disappearing. I took a screenshot of them. I have circled them for visibility. https://i.imgur.com/RTfiyFn.png Does anyone know what what is happening here?

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It couldn't hurt to run a malware check - if you don't have malwarebytes (from www.malwarebytes.org, and free - click the button on the LEFT !) it might help. Other than that - maybe some games are just getting to be too much for some OSs ?

 

Oh - ETA - you say you got them in a sale. Maybe they are slightly defective ? Or even pirate copies ?

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My random computer tip of the day: if you ever accidentally close out a tab push Control shift and T at the same time and it will reopen

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I had noticed some very brief black shapes flashing on the screen in World of Warcraft and then in some steam games I bought during the sale. They would appear randomly ans without warning. See this video to get an idea of the anomalies( particularly 5-6 an 10 -12 seconds in.

I switched monitors with my sister and when that didn't work I switched my HDMI with her DVI cable and that still did not fix it. I updated the gpu drivers and reseated it.

Last night I was playing Planetary Annihilation and noticed some small black spots appearing and disappearing. I took a screenshot of them. I have circled them for visibility. https://i.imgur.com/RTfiyFn.png Does anyone know what what is happening here?

These are called artifacts, and are an error caused by your GPU.

This is almost always either an overheating problem, a faulty card, or bad drivers. It looks like you've already tried fixing the drivers.

 

-What GPU do you have?

-How long have you had it?

-What is the temperature of the GPU when you experience these problems? (Here's a way to tell if you need it.)

-Is your GPU overclocked by any chance?

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-What GPU do you have?

 

I have an Nvidia GTX 670

 

-How long have you had it?

 

I have had it about for about a year.

 

-What is the temperature of the GPU when you experience these problems?

 

Out of the box it idled at about 30-35 degrees C and at full load (Witcher 2 for about 2 hours) it would reach a maximum of 78 degrees C. I have changed the fan speed with MSI Afterburner so the temps are currently about 29 idle and 64 full load.

 

-Is your GPU overclocked by any chance?

 

It it currently running at stock speed.

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Does anyone have Warcraft III and the expansions running on a Win7 64Bit with the backwards compatibility feature? I am planning on rebuilding my PC very soon and have played the game before and wanted to again on it. There are other games I'd like to play as well if anyone has played them on Win7 please tell me.

 

Sims 2 (With Pets Expansion)

Quake III Arena/Team Arena

Quake 4

Prototype

 

I will probably be getting other games for it but as of right now those are the only ones I got that are not downloadable. I tried Prototype on my moms PC without that feature and while it worked the sound did not work at all. All I heard was some squeak when the game started and the sound was gone from there on out. (Thank god for subtitles.)

 

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Is anybody good with putting keyboard keys back on laptops? When I was cleaning my keyboard the minus key from the calculator part of my keyboard popped off and I have been trying to put it back on. The black things also came off. One of them is smaller and one of them is bigger and is in sort of the shape of a square. Does anybody have suggestions?

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-What GPU do you have?

 

I have an Nvidia GTX 670

 

-How long have you had it?

 

I have had it about for about a year.

 

-What is the temperature of the GPU when you experience these problems?

 

Out of the box it idled at about 30-35 degrees C and at full load (Witcher 2 for about 2 hours) it would reach a maximum of 78 degrees C. I have changed the fan speed with MSI Afterburner so the temps are currently about 29 idle and 64 full load.

 

-Is your GPU overclocked by any chance?

 

It it currently running at stock speed.

Yikes, I'm sorry for not responding, I completely forgot about this thread!

I don't know if you've come to a resolution in the time from then to now, but I'll keep going anyway.

 

Unfortunately, since you've checked temperatures, tried a different monitor, and updated the drivers, I will tell you your card is probably dying. Nvidia places a warranty on its cards, but this warranty only lasts a year. You said about a year, so if that happens to be less than a year, you should file a RMA with Nvidia immediately. If not, then there's nothing that can be done.

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