Win7: Programs won't attach or browse for files???


Standard Member
Hi all,

I have what I'm sure is not a unique problem, but it is one I can't find any existing answers for.

All programs (inlcuding non windows programs) hang up any time I try to either browse for a file, attach a document or navigate to a location to "save as".

Basically, anything that opens another window is fine until I try to navigate to any location other than the default location. So, for example, on Windows Live Mail, i want to attach a letter, press attach and the new window pops up so I can choose the file to attach. I then navigate to the file location and as soon as I navigate away form that default location I get the warning that the program has "stopped working" and then it shuts down.

Generally, the program recovers to the point I was at, but the only way to attach a document or save as is to open or save in the default location and then move it later?

Any ideas would be warmly received.

For info I am using Windows 7 Home Premium. Programs affected are (not excllusively) the entire Office 2007 home premium package, I Tunes, various photo packages.

I've tried the "repair" function on the Windows 7 disc as well?

Hope to hear from someone soon :lease:


Distinguished Member
Try Start, Computer, right-click drive C:, properties, Tools, Error Checking.

You will need to restart to run the disk check.

Also check for malware using Malwarebytes (free)


Standard Member
Are the Errors reported in Eventviewer? Anything else there?
What Antivirus are you running? It might prevent the browsing.

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