Diagnosis: It just might take a village

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member ggmcbreen, a graphics designer, relies heavily on graphics properties of certain tools such as thumbnails, which suddenly were not showing up in her folders.

Instead, she saw mainly blank icons.

She described her problem to Loungers in the Windows 7 forum, who gamely offered promising but ultimately ineffective advice. But all those suggestions must surely have helped the anti-malware technician who eventually restored ggmcbreen’s computer to working order. It always helps to rule outthe wrong possibilities.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Lost Office 2007 Help files
Word Processing Want different table titles across pages
Spreadsheets Converting numerical cell value to absolute or negative/positive
Databases How to export single-form record from Access 2010 to PDF? *
Visual Basic for Apps Saving file opened with custom template *
Microsoft Outlook Help with this popup message
Non-Outlook E-mail Eudora 7.1.0.9 behaving badly
Other MS Apps How to make Skype work? *
Windows
General Windows Symlinks on portable media *
Windows 8 POP3 email for Win8.1
Windows 7 Thumbnails suddenly disappear *
Windows XP Remote Registry question
Windows Servers Hiding Security tab in Windows Explorer from non-admin accounts
Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer Can’t access Target.com or Walmart.com *
Third-Party Browsers Google Chrome: All videos like negative film
Networking Can’t see 5GHz-band network on laptop; can see on smartphone
Software Development
Windows Programming Need help understanding the pipe *
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes How to annotate screen shots on iOS 8?
Security & Scams Simple community website hijacked
Maintenance Avoiding MS Word viruses
Hardware Dell OptiPlex GX620 ultra-small form factor does nothing
Graphics/Multimedia Alternatives to Dell’s audio-control program?
Other Applications Genealogy program won’t load

* starred posts: particularly useful

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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.