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    Having downloaded and installed the MS Word Compatibility Software, I find that all my MS word documents have been converted to DOC format. When I click to open them I strangely get one of my photo editing programs opening with a message that it does not recognise the file.

    The only way I can open them is to right click, then click "Open With Microsoft Word for Windows". That does the trick, but it only works for that particular file, so I face the prospect of having to do that operation for several thousand files . Is there a way to convert all the previous MS Word 2000 files so that they become DOC files?

    Thanks.
    James

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    Welcome to Woody's Lounge

    Since day one Word files have ended in "DOC" extension, unless one had saved them with a forced different one.

    Next time, Right click a file, then select 'Choose Default Program', then MS Word, but before that make sure that there is a check mark in the box "Always use..........".
    This should set the default of Word to be DOC.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='793391' date='15-Sep-2009 11:34']Welcome to Woody's Lounge

    Since day one Word files have ended in "DOC" extension, unless one had saved them with a forced different one.

    Next time, Right click a file, then select 'Choose Default Program', then MS Word, but before that make sure that there is a check mark in the box "Always use..........".
    This should set the default of Word to be DOC.[/quote]

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    Thanks very much. Problem now resolved as you advised.
    James

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