Hi Bill and Rory
Since my last message I sent to you Bill and Rory (copied again below), Hagar has kindly replied briefly, however I'm sorry I dont really understand what is being said - is it possible Bill or Rory for me to understand what I need TO DO to fix the problem without me accidently stuffing up my OpenOffice worse , if you Bill or Rory could kindly specifically reply individually to EACH of my below Questions 1/A,1/B/, 2/A/, 2/B/,2/C/, 3/, please - your patience would be help me
"To change a file/folder name, you should open the file/folder's parent folder, then right-click the file/folder and select Rename. In this case, the address of the parent folder is C:\Documents and Settings\Russell\Application Data\OpenOffice.org\3\. Enter that address in the address bar. You should then see the user folder which you need to rename."
I changed the ' address bar' TO C:\Documents and Settings\Russell\Application Data\OpenOffice.org\3
and ONE Folder called "user"appeared AND ONE File called " .lock " appeared.
The ".lock" File Under the file's "properties" is described as :
Type of file : " LOCK File "
Opens with : " Unknown application " (ie UNKNOWN application)
Created : "Today, 6 February 2013, 1:05:32 AM" ( I do NOT believe I created this today !)
Size : " 153 bytes (153 bytes) "under properties type of file is "
QUESTION 1/A/ do I delete this file ??
QUESTION 1/ B/ this File did NOT display when doing Windows Search last night. My Control Panel was and is still set to 'display hidden files" This File is only displayed doing Windows Search when the Search advanced settings are ticked 'display hidden files' , but should not this file have been displayed in Windows Search anyway because My Control Panel was and is still set to 'display hidden files" ??
Additionally SEPARATE Questions 2/A, 2/B/, 2/C/ and 3/ are listed below relating to there as ALSO a strange looking File listed WITHIN the FOLDER called " user" (in " C:\Documents and Settings\Russell\Application Data\OpenOffice.org\3\user " ) - CALLED " registrymodifications.xcu "
Under "properties" it is described as :
Type of file : " OpenOffice.org 1.1 Configuration File "
Opens with : "Adobe"" - I think it was previously called "Unknown application " and that today I accidently changed it **
Created : "Today, 6 February 2013, 8:00:24 AM" ( I do NOT believe I created this today !)
Size : " 639 bytes (639 bytes) "
** QUESTION 2/ A/ I had gone into 'properties' for this File " registrymodifications.xcu "and I then clicked on "opens with"..."change", and I saw one of the options the File/Folder could be "changed to to open" was OpenOffice 3.4.1 However when I escaped out of "properties" for this File do you I think I accidently clicked 'OK' "changing opens with" TO "Adobe" instead of clicking 'cancel' ??
QUESTION 2/B/ should I go back again into 'properties' for this Folder/ File and use "opens with"..."change" and change what it opens with TO the program " OpenOffice 3.4.1 " ??
QUESTION 2/ C/ should this File registrymodifications.xcu " be deleted irrespective anyway ??
QUESTION 3/ regarding this instruction with changing the 'user' to user.old ('"Documents and Settings\MyUserName\Application Data\OpenOffice.org\3\User.old) and then OpenOffice started up again. "
IF Open Office works OK AFTER I have followed your answers to Questions 1/A/, 1/B/, 2/A, 2/B/,and 2/C/, should I still implement the above instruction about changing the user to user.old irrespective ??
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated
Openoffice 3.4.1 on Windows XP