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Grafter
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎03-09-2007

Re: Really need help please

the only zips i know are the ones on clothes....
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Grafter
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎03-09-2007

Re: Really need help please

Yeah, I tried clicking on it, it goes to word and won't open  Embarrassed
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Aspiring Hero
Posts: 12,486
Thanks: 600
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Registered: ‎01-09-2007

Re: Really need help please

A rar file is a compressed container for other files - like .zip files, but better.
I think you should read this (I haven't got Windows BTW)  Smiley
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827099

"In The Beginning Was The Word, And The Word Was Aardvark."

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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Really need help please

a zip file (that was the original generic name) is a compressed file or series of file, put into a much smaller space.
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Grafter
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎03-09-2007

Re: Really need help please

okay, so is it poss. to unzip the file using XP, Pierre?
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Grafter
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎03-09-2007

Re: Really need help please

i've tried open and repair - doesn't work...
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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Really need help please

I think that the Microsoft link suggested how to recover the ASD file and incorporate it into the word file

Looks like you have just tried that - or did your use the rar?
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Grafter
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎03-09-2007

Re: Really need help please

yeah, i've followed those steps but it won't open....
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Grafter
Posts: 748
Registered: ‎19-08-2007

Re: Really need help please

The ASD file extension is used for word automatic backup. Out of interest, what happens when you try to open the *.asd file (by going into Microsoft Word, then going to File > Open)? I'm sorry but I'm working a little blind here, I use OpenOffice so haven't had a lot of exposure to Microsoft Office lately.
EDIT: Sorry, just seen your replies. I'll be back after the second-half and we'll get you sorted Smiley
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Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎10-08-2007

Re: Really need help please

If the second half is going to be like then first then I wouldn't bother
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Community Veteran
Posts: 20,172
Thanks: 2,794
Fixes: 41
Registered: ‎06-11-2007

Re: Really need help please

Try right clicking on the  .asd file  ..... you should get a notice  "open with"..... and then a list of possibilities.
If you have word or notepad listed, try them and see what happens....
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Grafter
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎03-09-2007

Re: Really need help please

shutter, been there done that, doesn't work
santiago, thanks Smiley
mike, it says 'word experienced an error trying to open the file'
try these suggestions:
check file permissions
make sure there's enough memory
open with text recovery
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Community Veteran
Posts: 20,172
Thanks: 2,794
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Registered: ‎06-11-2007

Re: Really need help please

Oh dear !.....  have sent you a PM  Wink
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Grafter
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎03-09-2007

Re: Really need help please

LAdies and gents, thanks for your sterling work, the battle carries on, i'll be back later....any suggestions would be gratefully received
Thanks to all
evie