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I completed my 2010 taxes last week, but did not submit to the IRS. Yesterday could not even open Turbotax - or run Turbotax. Have no idea where my completed tax work is! I'm resigned to spending 3h again to do it over again - but I can't even get the application to start. Hope you can help me.

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Resolve your problem in 2 Easy Steps:

  1. First, run a SEARCH on your Windows computer, SEARCH for
    files with the".tax2010" file extension.

    Like the commonly known EXE, MP3, DOCX file extensions, a TAX2010 file extension is associated with a specific application and in this case--TURBOTAX 2010 Basic/Deluxe/Home&Business/Premier

    EXAMPLE: input the bolded text in the search field criteria, it may look like:

    Search Files and Folders

    TYPE: *.tax2010
    KIND: TurboTax 2010 Document
    *NOTE: adding an asterisk * before the extension specifies a wildcard value to the search, thus indicating that the search should find ALL files with the .tax2010 extension.
  2. Next, try to open up the located .TAX2010 file(s) from the search results to see if your TT will open up OK, if not REINSTALL the app from its original source CD/download location OR the CONTROL PANEL.
refer to if you need further assistance!

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You can shutdown your computer and turn it back on,and log back in again. Click on start and all program, and turbo tax to see if it works. Your tax work file should still in in turbo tax folder in your C drive. Try shutdown and turn it back on first to see and let me know, and we can go from there.

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

  • twosandburs Apr 08, 2011

    Thanks. I had already tried that before posting. Since then I was successful yesterday at uninstalling and reinstalling TT and accessed the start page like a week ago. Today AVG is interfering and won't let TT run. Somewhere I read that there's a fix or upgrade for that. I paid for AVG 2010.

  • Blue Chip 999 Apr 08, 2011

    AVG may see you TT has virus and stop it from launching. Please click below link and follow a couple of steps to fix the issue.

    Other alternative way to get your TT works is remove your AVG temporary, reboot your PC, and launch your TT.. Once you are done with TT, you can reinstall AVG again. Do this only if you have AVG installation disc with you and know how to reinstall and uninstall. Hope this helps. Let me know. and don't forget to rate me.



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