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.doc won't open+windows 7

  1. #1


    Graeme Bowser Guest

    .doc won't open+windows 7

    I can't open .doc files in WLM when installled on Windows 7 (apparently the
    same problem existed in Vista). It says there is no program associated with
    this type of extension, however Word 2007 is installed and the files open
    fine when saved to the hard drive.

    A fix (Docfix) was available for Windows Vista but is not compatible with
    Windows 7 anyone have a cure??

    Thanks,
    Graeme

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  2. #2


    shane Guest

    RE: .doc won't open+windows 7



    "Graeme Bowser" wrote:

    > I can't open .doc files in WLM when installled on Windows 7 (apparently the
    > same problem existed in Vista). It says there is no program associated with
    > this type of extension, however Word 2007 is installed and the files open
    > fine when saved to the hard drive.
    >
    > A fix (Docfix) was available for Windows Vista but is not compatible with
    > Windows 7 anyone have a cure??

    I have this exact same problem

    >
    > Thanks,
    > Graeme

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    slk759 Guest

    Re: .doc won't open+windows 7

    Two things to check - Start - Default Programs - Set your default programs
    (first option) - Select Windows Mail in left pane list - BELOW right side
    pane will be a statement such as "This program has all its defaults", or,
    "This program had 3 of 5 defaults". If later, select the second green arrow
    to "Choose defaults for this program" and select all the boxes there, Okay /
    Save on your way out. Regardless of which statement you had, select the
    first green arrow, "Set this program as default" (for good measure).

    If you still have issues, the second thing to check is Start - Default
    Programs - "Associate a file type with a program" (second option) - scroll
    down until you see .doc. It may already have "Microsoft Office Word 97-2003
    Document" in there, however, select it in the list and then select the
    "Change program" button (upper right of window) and select or browse to the
    program. Effectively you are simply resetting / reinforcing that program
    type association. Okay / Save on your way out.

    If you continue to have problems, you may need to make a registry change and
    / or downgrade IE8 to IE7.



    "shane" <shane@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:7D5D5B8A-5089-4325-A297-F68FABE9424B@newsgroup

    >
    >
    > "Graeme Bowser" wrote:
    >

    >> I can't open .doc files in WLM when installled on Windows 7 (apparently
    >> the
    >> same problem existed in Vista). It says there is no program associated
    >> with
    >> this type of extension, however Word 2007 is installed and the files open
    >> fine when saved to the hard drive.
    >>
    >> A fix (Docfix) was available for Windows Vista but is not compatible with
    >> Windows 7 anyone have a cure??
    >
    >
    > I have this exact same problem

    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Graeme

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    ...winston Guest

    Re: .doc won't open+windows 7

    The op is using Windows 7.
    Downgrade to IE7 is not an option.
    Downgrade to IE8 is not yet available(if ever available)

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    ...winston
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    "slk759" <slk759@newsgroup> wrote in message news:%23di$RS8lKHA.2188@newsgroup
    If you continue to have problems, you may need to make a registry change and
    / or downgrade IE8 to IE7.



    "shane" <shane@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:7D5D5B8A-5089-4325-A297-F68FABE9424B@newsgroup

    >
    >
    > "Graeme Bowser" wrote:
    >

    >> I can't open .doc files in WLM when installled on Windows 7 (apparently
    >> the
    >> same problem existed in Vista). It says there is no program associated
    >> with
    >> this type of extension, however Word 2007 is installed and the files open
    >> fine when saved to the hard drive.
    >>
    >> A fix (Docfix) was available for Windows Vista but is not compatible with
    >> Windows 7 anyone have a cure??
    >
    >
    > I have this exact same problem

    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Graeme

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Shane Guest

    Re: .doc won't open+windows 7

    Tried all of the above using win 7 with live mail. Set the default app for .doc to wordpad when into live mail and opened an email with .doc attachement. Then went back and set the default app back to ms word. Boom done problem solved. I think this whole thing started when i removed ms works.

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    frmsrcurl: http://msgroups.net/microsoft.public...open-windows-7

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