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    double click file to open lost file name (Microsoft 2000/ Word 200o)

    Recently my Word program began doing something strange. When I open a Word file by double clicking, the file opens, but the name and location of the file is not preserved. I have to rename the file and hunt out the location before I save it. I was wondering if I accidently hit some unwanted preference.

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    Re: double click file to open lost file name (Microsoft 2000/ Word 200o)

    Open Windows Explorer.
    Select Tools | Folder Options...
    Activate the File Types tab.
    Locate and select DOC / Microsoft Word Document.
    Click Edit... (in Windows XP, click Advanced instead)
    If the "New" option is bold, that has become the default action for double clicking a .doc file.
    Click on "Open" and then click the Set Default button. "Open" should then become bold.
    Click OK until you're back in Windows Explorer.

    If that doesn't help. see Phil Rabichow's <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000),197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000)<!/post>.
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    Re: double click file to open lost file name (Microsoft 2000/ Word 200o)

    It worked. Thank you. That was a very frustrating.

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