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Word and Notepad extensions

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cemeje

#1
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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Michael Walraven

#2
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
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> 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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cemeje

#3
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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Hank Arnold (MVP)

#4
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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cemeje

#5
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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R. C. White

#6
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
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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
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> 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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