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Save as "Same StringName no matter What I do.doc"

Hello experts:
This one is tricky, I already scanned with antivirus and that doesn't seem to be the problem (? but iI don't really know for sure either).
Something I did has created this problem. No matter what the document's title is; no matter if I change the name of a document and save it; the next time Word opens the "Save As" dialogue I see the same string of the name I gave a document days ago. I can change it to save my new document, then close Word, or even also turn off the PC. Then when I open Word and try to save another document, the "Save As" dialogue again defaults to the document saved days ago. It's always the same name. Although it's not the end of the world, it is anoyying. I tried and erased the string from the registry, then it appared again in the "Save As" and this time I wasn't able to find it in the registry (but this I will retry just in case I misspelled the string.) Any idaes?
Thanks
Jaime
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jaimexctsgAuthor Commented:
After removing again the file name fron this key
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603]
I found I had left an unfinished word backup file with that name like My Documents\~$dsxg.doc  how did it stay in that form is what I cant figure out. Then all my Word documents wanted to be saved as "dsxg.doc"  

Backup lookded like this:
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603]
"000"="dsxg"
====

Does anyone know how or why this hapenned, so I don't make the mistake with say Excel, or any other program?

Thanks
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jaimexctsgAuthor Commented:
After eliminating the registry entry and erasing the file "~$dsxg.doc " everything seems to be working Ok, still would like to know what hapenned.
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jaimexctsgAuthor Commented:
OOPS, it did it again. I cannot figure out where in the PC MS Word finds this string, it's nowhere.
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jaimexctsgAuthor Commented:
I removed all the reernces to thi string everywhere in the computer (did a search and deleted all) Found one would not delete and said; "Word is using this document" but word was not opened so I looked for Word in the task manager and there it was. Stopped Word, deleted the file, deleted all the files with that name, ran a registry finder and also deleted the string from everywhere, now it seems to be woorking.  Still not sure.
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jaimexctsgAuthor Commented:
I think I placed this under the wrong heading. Please close it.
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jaimexctsgAuthor Commented:
I also found a template I created made this string come up alll the time. Eliminated all the new created templates. Created a new template and the problem seems to have gone away.
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RoonaanCommented:
Hi, you can ask community support for a refund as you solved this question yourself :-)

-r-
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jaimexctsgAuthor Commented:
Well the problem isn't fixed. I probably end up reinstalling the software before it clears.
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jaimexctsgAuthor Commented:
But it seems I asked this question in the wrong forum so I be happy to end it.
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jaimexctsgAuthor Commented:
Hello:
Found the answer to this "created by me" problem!

I had made changes to the Normal.dot template, and had changed the title of all my documents to "dsxg".

How I made this nightmare happen:
1)  I edited a document and saved it as Normal2.dot.
     While editing, I went to the File->Properties->Summary (Tab)-> Title:..
     And changed the empty "Title" box for the name "dsxg".
     (The idea was to use this new name in a field of the document.)
     Now the "Title" properties of my document was "dsxg".
     Then I saved the document as "Normal2.dot" template in the "Templates" folder.
     Word tried to tell me byshowin "dsxg.doc" in the "Save As" dialogue box;
     but I just changed the "Save As" name to "Normal2.dot"

2)  Went to the "Templates" folder where both "Normal.dot" and "Normal2.dot" resided.

3)  Deleted the Template called "Normal.dot".

4)  Renamed template called "Normal2.dot" to "Normal.dot"

My Normal.dot template had a permanet "Save As", "Title" property of  "dsxg.doc".
Removed this name from the property and saved the template again (As in step 1) this time without any "Title"
The problem's gone!
Hope this helps someone in the future.

Thanks anyway,
Jaime
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jaimexctsgAuthor Commented:
I want to close this question. Will try to post a request for this in comunity support.
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GranModCommented:
Closed, 250 points refunded.
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