Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Why PDF file is unable to open with default program

When I was downloading a PDF file from my website using Adobe 8 on the client machine, I expect the file to open automatically however it asks me OPEN or SAVE. When I clicked to SAVE, it saves but when I clicked OPEN, then a dialogue appears which has the following warning message: 

"The file you are downloading cannot be opened by the default program. It is either corrupted or it has an incorrect file type."

  • First try following steps to solve the issue: 
  • Restart you system & try to download PDF file again. 
  • Delete temporary Internet files from the browser. 
  • De-select the 'Display PDF In Browser' and then select it again. After that try to download PDF file again. 

After that if the problem is not get solved then use these two steps: 

  • Try opening a PDF on your local system, in another version of Internet Explorer. 
  • Try opening some other PDF at some other URL on Internet Explorer. 

If you are getting this error in both scenarios then you should Close all open IE windows-open new IE window-Tools-Internet Options-Advanced-check the box for "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts"-pdf files then opened directly without prompting to save. 

Let's also note that generally the problem does not occur with other browsers, e.g. FireFox. So you can switch to FireFox or Chrome. 

If the error still arises it means your PDF file is corrupted. You can easily repair corrupt PDF file by using third party PDF Repair Software. The software repairs PDF file objects such as forms, header and footer, page format, word art, clip art, charts, shapes etc. These software works in all PDF File corruption errors & repair file in few simple steps. 
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Monday, October 29, 2012

How to fix Excel Error: 'excel found unreadable content in filename.xls'

when I was trying to open Excel report, it shows following error message: 

If I click on 'Yes' option, it says that Excel was able to open the file by repairing or removing the unreadable content. Excel recovered your formulas and cell values, but some data may have been lost. 

When I checked this message, I was afraid to use this option because I didn't want to lost my data at any cost. 


This error may be arise due to file corruption or there is also possibility that one or many of file components get corrupted. 


  • If any previous versions of file is available then you should start rebuilding it from there. 
  • Try to modify the properties of 'xls' file into Read-only, and try to open it again.
  • Create a new xls file & try to copy everything from corrupt file to new one then save and try to open it again.
  • Install the Visual Basic component in Office 2010. Sometimes it resolved the error. Follow these steps:                                                                                                                                    Control Panel > Programs > select Microsoft Office 2010 and click on Change > Add or Remove Programs > at the bottom of the list click on the plus next to Office Shared Features > select Visual Basic for Applications > I right clicked and chose Run from My computer > Continue. Reboot when it has finished.

Here is one another solution if needed:

The one more successful solution is Excel Repair Software. These software helps when all methods get failed to repair corrupt Excel file & its objects. 

If you are still getting same error then I will suggest you to completely removed the MS-Office & fresh install MS-Office. 
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Friday, October 26, 2012

How to resolve quickbooks error -6000, -83

Have you ever suffered with QuickBooks error message: 'quickbooks error -6000, -83' when you are trying to open your company file. Some common reasons behind this error: 

When you are trying to convert company file from older version: If the error persists due to older version of QuickBooks so you should Update the latest release of the product.

Insufficient Folder permissions:  If the error occurs due to insufficient permission then you should check that the permissions are correctly setup or not. Follow these steps to check:

Corrupted your company file: When you are opening the company file & the error get occurs it means your company files get damage. In this case, you should verify your company file after that rebuild your file. If you are not able to open your company files then you should copy file to another location. After that open the folder that have company file. Copy the file & paste into empty area on your Windows desktop. After that open QuickBooks and then open the company file If still the file displays the error, it means the file get severely damage. In this case, you should use third party QuickBooks Repair tools. The tools are designed to repair corrupt .qbw files. 

More than one computer trying to host the company files: Use following steps to turn off hosting on all workstations accessing:
  • Open QuickBooks > choose File > Utilities. After that the list will display which shows two options either 'Host Multi-User Access', 'Stop Hosting Multi-User Access'. 
  • If this option 'Host Multi-User Access', displays that means this computer is not hosting the company file. 
  • If this option 'Stop Hosting Multi-User Access', displays then select it after that click 'Yes'.
  • In the Company file must be closed window, click Yes to continue and go to the next computer.

There are more causes behind this error message such as, you may be using a non US Windows OS version or Windows Regional Language Settings set to something other than English or Your firewall or security software are blocking your QuickBooks files many more. But all above points are common causes & in 80% this error gets resolved by using above steps. 
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Friday, October 19, 2012

How to fix Zip File error message “Compressed Folder is invalid or corrupted”

When I have downloaded the compressed zip folder to my desktop & trying to open it.. It says the 'compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupt'. 

In my research to verify downloaded zip files, I have discovered that zipped files seems to be corrupted. However, re-downloading the zip file on system is also showing the same error message. What’s going on?

So now what do i do? I tried to find the exact cause of this error message. 

Most Possible Causes:

1.If you download file in Mozilla Firefox, you may experience this error message.

2.This error can be occur if you download file in Microsoft Internet Explorer & using Windows XP. To open compressed file, you use the Compressed Folders feature & may also experience this error message.

3.This error can be occur if the problem with the compressor tool that I used to create the ZIP. it does not decompress properly on Windows. 

4.The download file is truncated.

5.The download file is probably corrupted. 


  1. If you download file in Mozilla Firefox, then you should try to open it again and unzip the file or use internet explorer.
  2. If you download file in Internet Explorer & using windows XP then you got this error message if 'Confirm open after download' check box is not selected. To resolve this issue follow this path: Start>>Settings>>Control Panel>>Folder Options>>File Types>> .zip>>Advanced.             After that verify 'Confirm open after download' option is selected or not. 
  3. As we all know that Microsoft has their own ZIP tool so you should switch to that. It would be fix the problem.
  4. The download process could be truncated due to the connection being dropped during downloading. It might be happen in very few cases. In this case, You have to re-download the file again.
  5. Corruption can occur if the zip folder contains any virus infected file. If the file get corrupted then to fix corruption, you can choose third party Compressed File Repair Tool

Hope the article will help you to solve the error message 'Compressed Folder is invalid or corrupted'!!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How to Fix Error JPEG File "No preview available"

One of my friend send me the live scenario which he faced before two days back. 

Scenario: When I tried to open images in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer it displays "No Preview Available" error message. All images have JPEG extension. 

When I tried to open it another program:

  • Explorer shows no preview in preview mode, i get "No preview available"
  • Windows picture and fax viewer - the same "No preview available"
  • When I try to open the file in Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 it displays "Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found".
  • Other programs say something along the lines of "Cannot read from file" or "File contains errors"


You may have corrupted or missing headers in the JPEG files. 

Best Possible Solutions:  The best possible solutions are: 

PS: You should make a backup copies in different locations and on different media before trying any solution. 

1. First check your hard disk & check if the hard disk contains any bad sector because there's a small possibility that the jpg was on a bad sector. It's a low chance to fix it but you should try chkdsk on the computer. 

2. This issue may also occur after upgrading Windows because there may be a chance that anything goes wrong with the file permissions. You can solve it by following steps:

a. Go in the Windows Explorer to the folder with the pictures
b. Use Tools->Folder Options->View and disable "Use simple file sharing  (Recommended)" in the list of advanced settings.
c. Compare the Properties -> Security Settings of the files that are working to those that are not working and fix any differences.

3. There are also available some software packages which claim to repair corrupt jpeg files

Hope the article will help you to solve the issue!!
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