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Q: Word Files open as IE - Acersearcher-ga ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Word Files open as IE - Acersearcher-ga
Category: Computers
Asked by: zaker-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 14 Jul 2004 21:27 PDT
Expires: 13 Aug 2004 21:27 PDT
Question ID: 374285
Hi, You were nice and offered to help me with corrupted file, it still
corrupted.  I have now a different problem.  When I click on a word
file to open it, it opens as an IE file.  I opened the "file types"
from windows explorer>tool>options and got the list. I highlighted
word and tried to change it. Nothing changed. I can open the files in
word by right clicking the file and then choosing word, but that is
not how it was and I always forget to do it.  Before, wherever I click
on a file it opens in word, so hopefull you can help resotre it.
Please ask me if I did not explain myself enough.  Good luck

Subject: Re: Word Files open as IE - Acersearcher-ga
Answered By: aceresearcher-ga on 14 Jul 2004 22:12 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi, zaker!

You don't say what version of Windows you're running; that might be
helpful. But first, I'll walk through it with you again.

*Right*-click on "Start" in the lower left-hand corner of Windows;
select "Explore". Pull down "Tools" in the upper left-hand menu and
select "Folder options". Click on the tab marked "File Types".

Scroll down the list until you find "DOC" listed under the
"Extensions" heading. Below, it should say "Opens with Microsoft Word
for Windows". If it doesn't, you will need to change it to point to
your Word executable path by clicking "Change" and selecting
"Microsoft Word for Windows" from the list that pops up (this may take
a little while), then clicking "OK", and "OK" again.

If the "DOC" extension is already assigned to Microsoft Word, are you
sure that the document you are trying to open is not an html document?
Is it one that you created, or one that you downloaded from the

If your system is currently set to hide file extensions, you may not
see anything after the filename. You can tell what type of document it
is by *right*-clicking on it and selecting "Properties".

If you're still having problems, please post as much additional
information here as you can (full name of file, where you saved it
from, information listed under "Properties", etc.), and we'll go from

Before Rating my Answer, if you have any Questions about the above
information, please post a Request for Clarification, and I will see
what I can do for you.
Best Wishes,

zaker-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Great.  Thanks.

Subject: Re: Word Files open as IE - Acersearcher-ga
From: aceresearcher-ga on 15 Jul 2004 11:56 PDT
Thanks for the excellent rating and the tip! I'm glad that I could help you out!

Best Wishes,


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