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Cannot reopen .docx files made by Word 2010 after being created and saved by that same program RRS feed

  • Question

  • It looks like my computer isn't establishing that the two are compatible.  I can open them by opening word first and going through the File-->Open, but this takes longer and I used to be able to open them directly from the folder.  I don't know what has changed.
    • Moved by Jennifer Zhan Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:24 AM (From:Office 2010 Application Compatibility)
    Monday, November 15, 2010 6:04 AM

Answers

  • Hi,
     
    Sounds like the file association with Word was lost. Try this:

    In Windows XP:

    1.In Windows Explorer, find .docx file for Word 2010.
    2.Right-click on it and select Open With.
    3.If MS Word shows up, select it.
    4.If it does not, click the Browse button. Navigate to the directory C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14. Find and select the file winword.exe.
    5.In either case, check the checkbox Always use the selected program to open this kind of file.
    6.Click OK.

    In Windows Vista:

    1.In Windows Explorer, find .docx file for Word 2010.
    2.Right-click on it and select Open With. If a menu pops up, select Choose Default Program.
    3.Go to Step 3, above.

    Hope that helps.
    • Marked as answer by Jennifer Zhan Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:54 AM
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:24 AM