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Open Save As dialog boxes display text in a foreign language

When you open an application, say WordPad and attempt to save a document, the Save As dialogs prompt are in a different language than English. Or, only an underline and question mark will be seen. (_________?)

This happens if the file MFC42LOC.DLL is present in the System32 folder. To resolve the problem, rename the file MFC42LOC.DLL present in the C:\Windows\System32 folder (for Windows 2000/XP systems) and C:\Windows\System (for Windows 9x systems)

The above applies to the following products:

  • Microsoft Paint
  • Microsoft WordPad
  • Microsoft Image Composer
  • Microsoft MapPoint 2000
  • Adobe PhotoDeluxe
  • Corel Photo-Paint