hello all, newbie here being driven to distraction by a fault that has manifested itself with the Open/save/Common dialog box.
In all programs I use - Chrome/IE11 and OpenOffice. when I wish to open or save a file the dialog box is does the following:
opens BUT without "save as file type" OR without the Explorer Tree. It seems to open a random storage file within C. The lack of either the file tree or the file type/location field makes it impossible to speficy where to save the file to. In 'open' it makes it impossible to find the file for emailing and because it opens random folders saving the file into that file is not an option.
any ideas? As a business and work tool without this function working the laptop is essentially useless.
Dell Alienware M18xR2
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 Bit w service Pack 1
500GB Hard Drive
2 x GeForce GTX NVIDA cards
antivirus - Avast Pro
CC Registry Cleaner
All registry files have been cleaned and the laptop is virus free.
I read somewhere that 32bit programmes can sometimes cause issues with the common dialog boxes when run in 64bit environments but couldn't glean any more on this. Certainly seems to be a Windows issue as it is across programmes
i have Snip tool capture Jpegs of both the 'open' box in Chrome and the 'save as' box in Open Office, but of course - I can't choose them to upload them!!!