I just finished with Gringo of the Malware response team and it was a great to get my desktop back on its game. The problem I am having now is with my laptop so none of the fix or the malware on there have anything to do with this.
I have Microsoft Office 2007. Its the home and student variety. It functions beautifully with one exception. I can't open anything with a double click. I can't remember if Excel is this way or not because I don't use it much on this computer but WORD definitely is having problems. If I double click on a document on the desktop or in a folder it doesn't matter I get an error box telling me that the file can't be found and an error code 800700005 then WORD opens empty, not even a new blank doc open. I can go to the doc from the menu highlight it and press the open at the bottom and all is well however, I cannot double click it anywhere ie desktop, folder, recent list.
I have right clicked and "open with" the documents. I have open properties and "run as administrator" the program. I have looked in the registry for the .docx file name and it is associated with Word. I have searched online and found this issue talked about a lot but no one is fixing it or sharing the fix.
I can live without the fix but it is annoying not to have the double click available.
I suspect there is a registry entry to fix but I am not sure which or what to change.
Any ideas would be appreciated