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    My friend sent me a folder via E-mail to a program we both have and my computer which has adobe says it cannot open the folder. So I am at a lose as to what to do. Do I need to download word on my computer?

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    [quote name='sunlokwindows' post='767365' date='25-Mar-2009 21:09']My friend sent me a folder via E-mail to a program we both have and my computer which has adobe says it cannot open the folder. So I am at a lose as to what to do. Do I need to download word on my computer? [/quote]

    Not sure I fully understand your problem but, if you think you need Microsoft Word to open whatever has been sent to you then you don't necessarily have to buy/obtain the whole Word package. You can download something called 'Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003' which you can obtain, free, from the Microsoft download centre. This will allow you to read Word formatted documents (.doc) and many other formats, but will not allow you to edit them.

    Hopefully, someone more knowledgable than me will see your query and respond with a far better answer.

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    [quote name='sunlokwindows' post='767365' date='25-Mar-2009 17:09']My friend sent me a folder via E-mail to a program we both have and my computer which has adobe says it cannot open the folder. So I am at a lose as to what to do. Do I need to download word on my computer? [/quote]
    Vista and XP, Problem opening folder sent from XP word to Vista Works

    I'm assuming that your friend has XP and you are running Vista and that the document was created in Word and you don't have Word, but are using the pre-installed version of Works in Vista. The short answer is that this document should open in Works. Go to File > Open and change the "file of type" to Word 97-2002 and see if that opens it.

    What does Adobe have to do with this ???
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    [quote name='sunlokwindows' post='767365' date='25-Mar-2009 17:09']My friend sent me a folder via E-mail to a program we both have and my computer which has adobe says it cannot open the folder. So I am at a lose as to what to do. Do I need to download word on my computer? [/quote]
    One other thing.... Word doesn't create "folders" it creates text files with a .doc or .docx extension.
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