I have an unusual problem between my HP Windows 10 system and MS Word 2007, Professional Pro. It takes 14and one half minutes to open the dictionary. This problem has been ongoing for the past five years.
Several days ago, I did a comprehensive search and found only a few hints as to what the problem might be. Further exploring led to 1) open the dictionary (14.5 minutes) 2) select the options button at the bottom of the dictionary (19.7 minutes) then check to see of the dictionary was checked. I had selected Encarta Dictionary, English (North American. I clicked on the property’s button and it took almost 15 additional minutes before it opened. After backing out of this program, I opened the Word Options button then selected proofing and opened the custom dictionary. The path for the dictionary showed: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roming\Microsoft\UProof.
If I am roaming, I didn’t know it. I think that when I click on the dictionary the search path goes online to fetch it instead of opening it from my computer. How can I locate the AppData file and remove it, including any other reference to it in my computer. I understand that MS makes a backup copy in case the master file is corrupted.
Another problem that might be related to this: When I save a document, I see the save box open twice. I suspect that MS is making two copies of this document, one on my desktop and another somewhere else. In addition, when I click on a document it opens Word with nothing on it. I have to click on the large button and select it from recent documents. This last problem arose when MS unleashed Word Pad on my computer.
Any help will be appreciated.
Computer: HP Notebook Model 15-1004wm
Memory: 8 GB (7.89 available)
Security: Emsisoft (paid subscription)
ADwCleaner, HitmanPro, RogueKiller (un-paid)
Program: MS Word 2007, Professional Pro 32bit