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    New Lounger
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    Word Icon

    Greetings - not sure if this is the right place to post this but hopefully someone knows the answer.
    2 PC's networked together. Each has a shared folder accessible by the other.
    From PC 1 can browse to shared folder on PC 2 and open any doc, xls, etc. but from PC 2 when browse to shared folder on PC 1 it will not open any of these unless you open the application first then browse to the file.
    If I associate the file with the correct application, ie: associate file type .doc with MS Word, it creates an icon that says WordIcon. Any way to change the behavior so I can open files from PC1 or PC 2 the same way?
    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    You do not say what version of Windows, what version of office. Is the sharing set up properly on PC2 to allow access to the shared folder from PC1?
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