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Old February 25th 10, 06:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
sfbtwo
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Default winword.exe will not default to open .doc files

So i've reaad other threads regarding this but none of the troubleshooting methods work...so microsoft office word 2007 (winword.exe) will not get set to the default to open .doc files...it is set to open all other types (.docx, .dochtml, etc.) but just wont for .doc files...ive done the 'winword /r' trick to no avail...setting protocol defaults, doing 'open with...', but whenever i do these two winword.exe doesnt show up and when i browse for it it still will not default to it when selected...not sure why but its only with .doc files...any help? It is currently defaulting to microsoft works word processor (ew)..Thanks for any help

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Old February 26th 10, 07:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Default winword.exe will not default to open .doc files

From your description, I suspect that you haven't write access to the
registry. Is this a computer on a corporate network? If so, talk to the
network administrator.

If it is a stand-alone (home) computer, try logging in as Administrator, and
then try the fixes again.

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"sfbtwo" / wrote in message
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So i've reaad other threads regarding this but none of the troubleshooting
methods work...so microsoft office word 2007 (winword.exe) will not get
set to the default to open .doc files...it is set to open all other types
(.docx, .dochtml, etc.) but just wont for .doc files...ive done the
'winword /r' trick to no avail...setting protocol defaults, doing 'open
with...', but whenever i do these two winword.exe doesnt show up and when
i browse for it it still will not default to it when selected...not sure
why but its only with .doc files...any help? It is currently defaulting to
microsoft works word processor (ew)..Thanks for any help

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Old February 27th 10, 01:32 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
sfbtwo
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Default winword.exe will not default to open .doc files

i am the administrator on this computer (it is a home laptop) so that shouldnt be the problem.

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Old February 27th 10, 07:03 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Graham Mayor
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Default winword.exe will not default to open .doc files

See http://www.gmayor.com/Document_Not_Found.htm which shows the registry
edits needed to set this manually.

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i am the administrator on this computer (it is a home laptop) so that
shouldnt be the problem.

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Old February 28th 10, 12:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
sfbtwo
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Default winword.exe will not default to open .doc files

well, add another method to the failed list. I tried adding the "%1" or whatever it said to and then deleting it even and it still wouldnt open in word 2007...and i still couldnt get the browse method to work after changing either....i dont know what the heck is going on but its frustrating haha

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Old April 28th 10, 05:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Adham
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Default winword.exe will not default to open .doc files

I have the same problem with winword 2003 and windows 7. Any answer?

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Old April 28th 10, 07:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Terry Farrell
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Default winword.exe will not default to open .doc files

Go to the Control Panel | Program Control, run Office setup and choose
REPAIR.

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I have the same problem with winword 2003 and windows 7. Any answer?

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Old April 29th 10, 06:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Graham Mayor
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Default winword.exe will not default to open .doc files

See http://www.gmayor.com/Document_Not_Found.htm
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My web site www.gmayor.com
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"Adham" / wrote in message
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I have the same problem with winword 2003 and windows 7. Any answer?

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