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Word and Notepad extensions

  1. #1


    cemeje Guest

    Word and Notepad extensions

    When opening a folder in Vista my Word document appears as a notepad file and
    opens in notepad. However, when i go to my XP it appears as a word doc and
    opens correctly. Is this a vista problem? I have Office 2003 on both
    computers.

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  2. #2


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: Word and Notepad extensions

    right click on a file you wish to change the defaults for.
    open with
    chose default program
    select the program you want to open this file type with, insure the box to
    always use this program is checked.

    Michael
    Vista Home premium


    "cemeje" <cemeje@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F92B73F1-9C09-4D12-9D5E-B1BDC91F2FEC@xxxxxx

    > When opening a folder in Vista my Word document appears as a notepad file
    > and
    > opens in notepad. However, when i go to my XP it appears as a word doc
    > and
    > opens correctly. Is this a vista problem? I have Office 2003 on both
    > computers.

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  3. #3


    cemeje Guest

    Re: Word and Notepad extensions

    Will I have to do this with every single document? That would be hundreds of
    documents. What is causing the computer with Vista to see it as a notepad
    file rather than a .doc that it was created as? Thanks

    "Michael Walraven" wrote:

    > right click on a file you wish to change the defaults for.
    > open with
    > chose default program
    > select the program you want to open this file type with, insure the box to
    > always use this program is checked.
    >
    > Michael
    > Vista Home premium
    >
    >
    > "cemeje" <cemeje@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:F92B73F1-9C09-4D12-9D5E-B1BDC91F2FEC@xxxxxx

    > > When opening a folder in Vista my Word document appears as a notepad file
    > > and
    > > opens in notepad. However, when i go to my XP it appears as a word doc
    > > and
    > > opens correctly. Is this a vista problem? I have Office 2003 on both
    > > computers.
    >

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  4. #4


    Hank Arnold (MVP) Guest

    Re: Word and Notepad extensions

    cemeje wrote:

    > Will I have to do this with every single document? That would be hundreds of
    > documents. What is causing the computer with Vista to see it as a notepad
    > file rather than a .doc that it was created as? Thanks
    >
    > "Michael Walraven" wrote:
    >

    >> right click on a file you wish to change the defaults for.
    >> open with
    >> chose default program
    >> select the program you want to open this file type with, insure the box to
    >> always use this program is checked.
    >>
    >> Michael
    >> Vista Home premium
    >>
    >>
    >> "cemeje" <cemeje@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:F92B73F1-9C09-4D12-9D5E-B1BDC91F2FEC@xxxxxx

    >>> When opening a folder in Vista my Word document appears as a notepad file
    >>> and
    >>> opens in notepad. However, when i go to my XP it appears as a word doc
    >>> and
    >>> opens correctly. Is this a vista problem? I have Office 2003 on both
    >>> computers.
    Not if you check the "Always Use" (or words o that effect) checkbox.

    --

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services

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  5. #5


    cemeje Guest

    Re: Word and Notepad extensions

    Why does it do that in the first place? I can always set a default but it
    doesn't explain why it first appears to be a notepad document.

    "Hank Arnold (MVP)" wrote:

    > cemeje wrote:

    > > Will I have to do this with every single document? That would be hundreds of
    > > documents. What is causing the computer with Vista to see it as a notepad
    > > file rather than a .doc that it was created as? Thanks
    > >
    > > "Michael Walraven" wrote:
    > >

    > >> right click on a file you wish to change the defaults for.
    > >> open with
    > >> chose default program
    > >> select the program you want to open this file type with, insure the box to
    > >> always use this program is checked.
    > >>
    > >> Michael
    > >> Vista Home premium
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "cemeje" <cemeje@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:F92B73F1-9C09-4D12-9D5E-B1BDC91F2FEC@xxxxxx
    > >>> When opening a folder in Vista my Word document appears as a notepad file
    > >>> and
    > >>> opens in notepad. However, when i go to my XP it appears as a word doc
    > >>> and
    > >>> opens correctly. Is this a vista problem? I have Office 2003 on both
    > >>> computers.
    >
    > Not if you check the "Always Use" (or words o that effect) checkbox.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Regards,
    > Hank Arnold
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Server - Directory Services
    >

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  6. #6


    R. C. White Guest

    Re: Word and Notepad extensions

    Hi, cemeje.

    No, not for every document. Changing it for one document with the .doc
    extension should change it for all files with the .doc extension, if you
    check the "always..." box, as Michael said. Ditto for the .docx extension.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@xxxxxx
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)

    "cemeje" <cemeje@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:70D4EEF9-A192-4075-816B-590B304CAAEA@xxxxxx

    > Will I have to do this with every single document? That would be hundreds
    > of
    > documents. What is causing the computer with Vista to see it as a
    > notepad
    > file rather than a .doc that it was created as? Thanks
    >
    > "Michael Walraven" wrote:
    >

    >> right click on a file you wish to change the defaults for.
    >> open with
    >> chose default program
    >> select the program you want to open this file type with, insure the box
    >> to
    >> always use this program is checked.
    >>
    >> Michael
    >> Vista Home premium
    >>
    >>
    >> "cemeje" <cemeje@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:F92B73F1-9C09-4D12-9D5E-B1BDC91F2FEC@xxxxxx

    >> > When opening a folder in Vista my Word document appears as a notepad
    >> > file
    >> > and
    >> > opens in notepad. However, when i go to my XP it appears as a word doc
    >> > and
    >> > opens correctly. Is this a vista problem? I have Office 2003 on both
    >> > computers.

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  7. #7


    Join Date : Jan 2008
    Posts : 1
    Vista Home Premium 32bit
    Local Time: 06:08


     

    Re: Word and Notepad extensions

    My .doc files always open in WordPad; when I try to change the default program, I try to select Word 2007 but it doesn't do anything. I've tried reinstalling, but that didn't help either.

    edit: found a solution (can't associate microsoft word with .doc)

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