2010 Word beta file type problem


J

John Gillis

I've installed Office 2010 beta. Now word documents (.DOC) are not
associated with Word. I attempted to re-associate them as is typical in
Windows by choosing "open with" and then browsing to "winword.exe" in
c:\program files(x86)\office14. But it will not accept winword.exe as a
valid program!
So, currently the only way I can get to use Word is to open Word 2010 and
either do File>Open, or drag a DOC file into the header of Word. (if I try
to drag a DOC file from Explorer onto the Word icon on the desktop, it won't
accept it!

What's going on here? How do I fix this so that DOCs are default opened by
Word?
(BTW, the current default is Wordpad, which of course doesn't work.)
Prior to this Office 2010 beta install I had Word 2007 and it was accepting
DOC files.
I'm running this all on W764bit.
 
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Doug Robbins - Word MVP

No problem here with 2010 running under Windows 7 32 bit.

You could try repairing the installation via the Control Panel or
re-register Word by running winword /r

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Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
 

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