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Re: Can't make winword 2007 default to open .doc files
Originally Posted by samkatz
Am running Vista Home Premium w/sp1. Computer shipped w/MS Works. I installed Office 2007 a while ago.
Am logged in as Administrator.
I want to click on .doc files and have them open w/2007, not MS Works.
Have tried to do this by following the procedure of going to set default programs where I get a dialog box w/graphics showing the program,eg works, photoshop, etc.
I click the little "+" sign to expand it and chose "browse" , since Word isint there.
I go to C:\office12\winword.exe which is the correct executable
Nothing happens. Winword.exe never sticks in the dialog box or as the default program
This is vexing me for months and I've ignored it, but am sick of opening everything w/cr_ppy works, saving and then opening w/Word, or saving file, opening word and then hunting around for file.
Did u find a reply to your problem, as i too am facing the same problem. Please do let me know if you have the solution.