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Anonymous
August 17, 2004 4:33:47 PM

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Hello
How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file easily after
closing the file?

More about : change open file

August 17, 2004 4:33:48 PM

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Geez......who, what, when and where?

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All the Best,
Kelly

Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP
2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award

Troubleshooting Windows XP
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"Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
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> Hello
> How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file easily
> after
> closing the file?
>
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 4:33:48 PM

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| "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE>
| wrote in message news:o Gc4FSDhEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| Hello
| How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file
| easily after closing the file?

As the others have said you cannot rename a file that is
currently in use.

As for how to "find the file easily after closing the file" (been
there, done that)....

By default your Recent Documents folder stores shortcuts to all
the files and folders you have recently opened. You can access
the Recent Documents folder in many ways.

One way is to use the History button that is found on the Places
Bar in the "Open" and "Save As" Dialog Boxes. Another way is to
customized your Start Menu to show your most recently used
documents and then click Start | My Recent Documents. And
another way is to click Start, click Run, type the following
command and click OK: recent

For particularly difficult to remember file paths try using
the search function with as much criteria as you can remember.
For example, if you know it is a Microsoft Word document, and it
contains the word heartfire, and it was modified today:

All or part of the file name: *.doc
A word or phrase in the file: heartfire
When was it modified?
Specify dates
from 2004/08/17
to 2004/08/17
Related resources
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 4:33:48 PM

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It has already been said that you can Save As, and then delete the old
document. Just a little extra info: you don't need to minimize Word and find
the file in Windows Explorer, you can delete, copy, cut, paste, move, and
rename files in the 'Open' or 'Save As' dialogues. You can't change a
document that is open, but if you Save As, then you can just press Ctrl+O,
delete the old file in that window, then click cancel. A bit of a time saver.

"Dmitriy Kopnichev" wrote:

> Hello
> How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file easily after
> closing the file?
>
>
>
August 17, 2004 4:33:48 PM

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You can't change the name of an open file. To find it after closing, note
where you saved it before you closed it.
Having failed to do that, hold down the "windows" key while hitting the "F"
key. That will bring up Windows Search function. Type in as much as you
can remember about the filename and it will find it for you.

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"Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
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> Hello
> How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file easily
after
> closing the file?
>
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 4:33:48 PM

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as too an easy way to find a file you had open, go to start, my recent
documents, locate the file your looking for and right click on it and select
properties. That will show you the path to the file. You may or may not see
"My recent documents" depending on your configuration. If you dont see it and
want to, right click on the task bar, select properties, Click on the start
menu tab, select startmenu and then customize. Now click on the advanced tab
at the top and check the "list my most recently opened documents" box. This
is also kind of a handy way to see if anyones been rumaging your files,
although its easily overcome. Most users dont seem to know its there or what
its for though.

"Dmitriy Kopnichev" wrote:

> Hello
> How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file easily after
> closing the file?
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 4:58:32 PM

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A text file, for example, in Word 2002.
"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Geez......who, what, when and where?
>
> --
> All the Best,
> Kelly
>
> Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP
> 2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>
>
>
>
> "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
> news:o Gc4FSDhEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Hello
> > How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file easily
> > after
> > closing the file?
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 9:40:40 PM

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Thank you!
"Carrie Garth" <PostInGroup@invalid.cxg> wrote in message
news:%237ua42FhEHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE>
> | wrote in message news:o Gc4FSDhEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> | Hello
> | How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file
> | easily after closing the file?
>
> As the others have said you cannot rename a file that is
> currently in use.
>
> As for how to "find the file easily after closing the file" (been
> there, done that)....
>
> By default your Recent Documents folder stores shortcuts to all
> the files and folders you have recently opened. You can access
> the Recent Documents folder in many ways.
>
> One way is to use the History button that is found on the Places
> Bar in the "Open" and "Save As" Dialog Boxes. Another way is to
> customized your Start Menu to show your most recently used
> documents and then click Start | My Recent Documents. And
> another way is to click Start, click Run, type the following
> command and click OK: recent
>
> For particularly difficult to remember file paths try using
> the search function with as much criteria as you can remember.
> For example, if you know it is a Microsoft Word document, and it
> contains the word heartfire, and it was modified today:
>
> All or part of the file name: *.doc
> A word or phrase in the file: heartfire
> When was it modified?
> Specify dates
> from 2004/08/17
> to 2004/08/17
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 9:40:41 PM

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|:| " Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE>
|:| Message news:o Gc4FSDhEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
|:| <SNIP> how to find the file easily after closing the file?

:| "Carrie Garth" <PostInGroup@invalid.cxg> wrote in message
:| news:%237ua42FhEHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
:| <SNIP> your Recent Documents folder stores shortcuts to all
:| the files and folders you have recently opened. <SNIP>
:| try using the search function with as much criteria as you can
:| remember.<SNIP>

| "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE>
| Message news:%23Cetk9FhEHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| Thank you!

YW! And some additional information in regards to the Windows
Explorer Recent Folder.

If you configure Windows Explorer the following way it will show
the long path to the "Location:" of the file.

From the menu bar click View | Details. Then click View | Choose
Details and select to display Comments.

Also, a quick way to open the folder that stores the file
represented by a shortcut in the Recent folder is to:

Right-click the shortcut and select Properties.
Click the button labeled: Find Target...
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 11:54:58 PM

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"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote :

> Geez......who, what, when and where?

in response to "Dmitriy Kopnichev" :

> > Hello
> > How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file easily
> > after
> > closing the file?

Dmitriy seems to be a man of few words. I assume he means either:

"If a file is open in Word, one cannot change the name of that file. If one
wishes to change the name of that open file, can one do so? If so, how so?"
OR
"I save my file; whence I know not. If that file is then closed, how can
one locate it thereafter?"

For the first: Save As ... using a different filename to the original. One
can then delete the original, leaving the file with the desired changed
filename.

For the second: Take note where your files are saved to. One can check
this by clicking "Save As ..." The default folder is shown.

If neither can be managed, one can but return to papyrus and quill. :-)

:-)

Pemo

--
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/ Oz \ Melbourne
\_,--.x/ Australia
v
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 11:54:59 PM

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I knew both ways. The first creates another file, not changing a name of the
opened file, I will have to locate and delete the original manually. The
second does not open the "default folder" for the file name changing.
"Pemo" <pemo_832@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote :
>
> > Geez......who, what, when and where?
>
> in response to "Dmitriy Kopnichev" :
>
> > > Hello
> > > How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file easily
> > > after
> > > closing the file?
>
> Dmitriy seems to be a man of few words. I assume he means either:
>
> "If a file is open in Word, one cannot change the name of that file. If
one
> wishes to change the name of that open file, can one do so? If so, how
so?"
> OR
> "I save my file; whence I know not. If that file is then closed, how can
> one locate it thereafter?"
>
> For the first: Save As ... using a different filename to the original.
One
> can then delete the original, leaving the file with the desired changed
> filename.
>
> For the second: Take note where your files are saved to. One can check
> this by clicking "Save As ..." The default folder is shown.
>
> If neither can be managed, one can but return to papyrus and quill. :-)
>
> :-)
>
> Pemo
>
> --
> ,-._|\
> / Oz \ Melbourne
> \_,--.x/ Australia
> v
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 11:55:00 PM

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As Pemo points out, when you select Save As, even if you cancel the save,
Word opens the folder in which the file is already saved, allowing you to
note its location.

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Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
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> I knew both ways. The first creates another file, not changing a name of
the
> opened file, I will have to locate and delete the original manually. The
> second does not open the "default folder" for the file name changing.
> "Pemo" <pemo_832@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ufWpQBEhEHA.3348@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >
> > "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote :
> >
> > > Geez......who, what, when and where?
> >
> > in response to "Dmitriy Kopnichev" :
> >
> > > > Hello
> > > > How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file
easily
> > > > after
> > > > closing the file?
> >
> > Dmitriy seems to be a man of few words. I assume he means either:
> >
> > "If a file is open in Word, one cannot change the name of that file. If
> one
> > wishes to change the name of that open file, can one do so? If so, how
> so?"
> > OR
> > "I save my file; whence I know not. If that file is then closed, how
can
> > one locate it thereafter?"
> >
> > For the first: Save As ... using a different filename to the original.
> One
> > can then delete the original, leaving the file with the desired changed
> > filename.
> >
> > For the second: Take note where your files are saved to. One can check
> > this by clicking "Save As ..." The default folder is shown.
> >
> > If neither can be managed, one can but return to papyrus and quill.
:-)
> >
> > :-)
> >
> > Pemo
> >
> > --
> > ,-._|\
> > / Oz \ Melbourne
> > \_,--.x/ Australia
> > v
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2004 1:08:06 AM

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File/SaveAs

--
Ross
"Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
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> A text file, for example, in Word 2002.
> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:ujPu0UDhEHA.2544@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Geez......who, what, when and where?
> >
> > --
> > All the Best,
> > Kelly
> >
> > Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP
> > 2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award
> >
> > Troubleshooting Windows XP
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
> > news:o Gc4FSDhEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > Hello
> > > How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file easily
> > > after
> > > closing the file?
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2004 1:08:07 AM

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This creates another file, not changing a name of the opened file.
"Ross Durie" <rdurie@caverock.net.nz> wrote in message
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> File/SaveAs
>
> --
> Ross
> "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
> news:o eu86fDhEHA.2416@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > A text file, for example, in Word 2002.
> > "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:ujPu0UDhEHA.2544@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > Geez......who, what, when and where?
> > >
> > > --
> > > All the Best,
> > > Kelly
> > >
> > > Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP
> > > 2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award
> > >
> > > Troubleshooting Windows XP
> > > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
> > > news:o Gc4FSDhEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > > Hello
> > > > How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file
easily
> > > > after
> > > > closing the file?
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2004 1:08:08 AM

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You cannot change the name of an *open* file. You can only save it with a
new name - then delete the old one. You can rename a file that is not open.

--
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>



Dmitriy Kopnichev wrote:
> This creates another file, not changing a name of the opened file.
> "Ross Durie" <rdurie@caverock.net.nz> wrote in message
> news:VVjUc.14204$N77.595128@news.xtra.co.nz...
>> File/SaveAs
>>
>> --
>> Ross
>> "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
>> news:o eu86fDhEHA.2416@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> A text file, for example, in Word 2002.
>>> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:ujPu0UDhEHA.2544@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>> Geez......who, what, when and where?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> All the Best,
>>>> Kelly
>>>>
>>>> Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP
>>>> 2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award
>>>>
>>>> Troubleshooting Windows XP
>>>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
>>>> news:o Gc4FSDhEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hello
>>>>> How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file
>>>>> easily after
>>>>> closing the file?
Anonymous
August 18, 2004 1:08:09 AM

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Thanks.
"Graham Mayor" <gmayor@DELETECAPSmvps.org> wrote in message
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> You cannot change the name of an *open* file. You can only save it with a
> new name - then delete the old one. You can rename a file that is not
open.
>
> --
> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
>
> My web site www.gmayor.com
> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>
>
>
> Dmitriy Kopnichev wrote:
> > This creates another file, not changing a name of the opened file.
> > "Ross Durie" <rdurie@caverock.net.nz> wrote in message
> > news:VVjUc.14204$N77.595128@news.xtra.co.nz...
> >> File/SaveAs
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ross
> >> "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
> >> news:o eu86fDhEHA.2416@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >>> A text file, for example, in Word 2002.
> >>> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >>> news:ujPu0UDhEHA.2544@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >>>> Geez......who, what, when and where?
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> All the Best,
> >>>> Kelly
> >>>>
> >>>> Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP
> >>>> 2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award
> >>>>
> >>>> Troubleshooting Windows XP
> >>>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE> wrote in message
> >>>> news:o Gc4FSDhEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >>>>> Hello
> >>>>> How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file
> >>>>> easily after
> >>>>> closing the file?
>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2004 1:23:32 PM

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Thank you
"Carrie Garth" <PostInGroup@invalid.cxg> wrote in message
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> |:| " Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE>
> |:| Message news:o Gc4FSDhEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> |:| <SNIP> how to find the file easily after closing the file?
>
> :| "Carrie Garth" <PostInGroup@invalid.cxg> wrote in message
> :| news:%237ua42FhEHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> :| <SNIP> your Recent Documents folder stores shortcuts to all
> :| the files and folders you have recently opened. <SNIP>
> :| try using the search function with as much criteria as you can
> :| remember.<SNIP>
>
> | "Dmitriy Kopnichev" <kopn@hotbox.ruDELETE>
> | Message news:%23Cetk9FhEHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | Thank you!
>
> YW! And some additional information in regards to the Windows
> Explorer Recent Folder.
>
> If you configure Windows Explorer the following way it will show
> the long path to the "Location:" of the file.
>
> From the menu bar click View | Details. Then click View | Choose
> Details and select to display Comments.
>
> Also, a quick way to open the folder that stores the file
> represented by a shortcut in the Recent folder is to:
>
> Right-click the shortcut and select Properties.
> Click the button labeled: Find Target...
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2004 1:24:22 PM

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Thanks
"J Brydle" <JBrydle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> It has already been said that you can Save As, and then delete the old
> document. Just a little extra info: you don't need to minimize Word and
find
> the file in Windows Explorer, you can delete, copy, cut, paste, move, and
> rename files in the 'Open' or 'Save As' dialogues. You can't change a
> document that is open, but if you Save As, then you can just press Ctrl+O,
> delete the old file in that window, then click cancel. A bit of a time
saver.
>
> "Dmitriy Kopnichev" wrote:
>
> > Hello
> > How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file easily
after
> > closing the file?
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
August 18, 2004 1:26:26 PM

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Thanks
"gb4" <gb4@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> as too an easy way to find a file you had open, go to start, my recent
> documents, locate the file your looking for and right click on it and
select
> properties. That will show you the path to the file. You may or may not
see
> "My recent documents" depending on your configuration. If you dont see it
and
> want to, right click on the task bar, select properties, Click on the
start
> menu tab, select startmenu and then customize. Now click on the advanced
tab
> at the top and check the "list my most recently opened documents" box.
This
> is also kind of a handy way to see if anyones been rumaging your files,
> although its easily overcome. Most users dont seem to know its there or
what
> its for though.
>
> "Dmitriy Kopnichev" wrote:
>
> > Hello
> > How to change a name of an open file? Or, how to find the file easily
after
> > closing the file?
> >
> >
> >
!