For instance, I have several photographs of my nephew....each picture is named John 1, John 2, etc.
I used to just start typing "Jo..." and it would pop up "John 1." Now when I do this, the AutoComplete function will not pop up. I will have to type the whole file name out. This is burdensome, because I have so many photos I can never remember where I left off. When I used to type "John 14" it would pop up "John 14" as well as "John 141" "John 142" "John 143"....so that I could see where the series ended.
Also, I notice that I have to actually type what type of file it is. So for example, "John 150.jpg" I used to just be able to type out the file name and it would save it as a jpg, or gif or whatever type of file that the picture was. If I just type "John 150" it will save the file as an unkown file, because I didn't type "jpg" after the file name.
I think these issues are related because they both started happening around the same time.
I am running Windows Vista with Office 2000.
By the way, I have already tried the following solution by going through RegEdit:
1) Navigate the Registry to My Computer, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, Software, Microsoft, Command Processor.
2) In the right pane, double-click "CompletionChar" and key in "9", then press "OK".
This did not work.
Appreciate any feedback.