Word files opening wrongly as Power Point files


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Guest

My word files do have .doc ends, do appear with the Word icon, but when I
double click on them, Power Point is brought up rather than Word, and the
files open as a Power Point presentation. I can only open them as Word files
if I right click on them and select "open with..." and then I highlight Word.
Obviously Power Point is listed somewhere (in the registry) as the default
application to open Word files. How do I restore this to make Word the
default application to open Word files?
 
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Shenan Stanley

Luiz said:
My word files do have .doc ends, do appear with the Word icon, but
when I double click on them, Power Point is brought up rather than
Word, and the files open as a Power Point presentation. I can only
open them as Word files if I right click on them and select "open
with..." and then I highlight Word. Obviously Power Point is listed
somewhere (in the registry) as the default application to open Word
files. How do I restore this to make Word the default application
to open Word files?

There's no checkbox to "always open with" when you do the "Open With"?
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Luiz said:
My word files do have .doc ends, do appear with the Word icon, but
when I double click on them, Power Point is brought up rather than
Word, and the files open as a Power Point presentation. I can only
open them as Word files if I right click on them and select "open
with..." and then I highlight Word. Obviously Power Point is listed
somewhere (in the registry) as the default application to open Word
files. How do I restore this to make Word the default application to
open Word files?


Right-click on one of them and select Open with, as you've been doing. But
now select "Choose program." From that list, select Word, and check the box
"Always use this program..."

It should then work properly.
 

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