Solved

random .prf files getting created when saving Word on local machines or servers

Posted on 2008-10-22
15
759 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have several users who are reporting that .prf files are getting created when they save Word documents to their C:\ and even a few network folders.  Any ideas why this is happening?
0
Comment
Question by:judie_rahman
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • +1
15 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Joanne M. Orzech
ID: 22834401
You're sure it's Word causing the problem?
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402581033.aspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:judie_rahman
ID: 22834595
Hi - well, I'm not sure that Word is "causing" the problem per say but it's always Word files (.doc) that have been duplicated but with a .prf extension.  

I am attaching an example, one is a .doc file and I tried to attach the .prf file but this system wouldn't accept it.  
5MA-Logo-Lables-Lg.doc
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Joanne M. Orzech
ID: 22834642
Thank you judie - try this to upload the prf file..... rename the file to .txt or something..... and then try uploading it.  When I download it, I'll rename it....
0
U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

 

Author Comment

by:judie_rahman
ID: 22834670
GREAT idea! Here is the file.
5MA-Logo-Lables-Lg.txt
0
 

Expert Comment

by:randhammack
ID: 23130239
I am having the same issue. Whereas, every Word document I save locally creates a .prf file. This doesn't seem to happen with Excel.
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Joanne M. Orzech
ID: 23151903
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Joanne M. Orzech
ID: 23151913
0
 

Expert Comment

by:randhammack
ID: 23161003
it is Office 2003 SP3
0
 

Expert Comment

by:visualfilesis
ID: 23326306
Hi. Did you get anywhere with this? I have exaclty the same problem. It doesnt appear to be every document though - just random ones. Any ideas? cheers
0
 

Expert Comment

by:randhammack
ID: 23343845
One user we set the default html editor in IE to notepad, it was Word and that corrected the problem. However on my PC, I still have Word and the problem went away. So, I am not sure if our desktop team pushed some kind of update. Can't always get a straight answer from them.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:visualfilesis
ID: 23382597
Thanks Randhammack. I'll give this a go and see if the .prf files stop appearing.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
visualfilesis earned 125 total points
ID: 23465350
Hi randhammack. Thanks for this, I have now resolved the issue by swithcing the HTML editor to Notepad from Word.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Introduction This tutorial provides instructions on how to properly format your Word document using the inbuilt tools provided. The benefits of using these tools means your documents are more accessible and easily portable to other applications an…
A few years ago I was very much a beginner at VBA, and that very much remains the case today.  I'll do my best to explain things as I go in the hope that other beginners can follow.  If you just want to check out a tool that creates a Select Case fu…
This video teaches the viewer how to align pictures around text while keeping the text properly aligned in the document.
This video walks the viewer through the process of creating envelopes and labels, with multiple names and addresses. Navigate to the “Start Mail Merge” button in the Mailings tab: Follow the step-by-step process until asked to find the address doc…

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question