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Windows 7: All programs open with Word


09 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
All programs open with Word

Hey everyone,

all my programs and icons look like and open in word.
i tried system restore and a few .exe file association reg fixes but nothing works.

trying sfc/ scannow but does anyone else know how to fix this
i think uninstalling word will be the only way


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09 Oct 2010   #2

 
 

Hi,

You could try Icon Cache - Rebuild or even Default File Type Associations - Restore from our tutorials section.

Hope they help


OS
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09 Oct 2010   #3

 
 

In addition to the good advice posted by Orbital Shark:

1) Assuming you have other User Profiles on your machine, have you checked to see if this problem occurs in them? I would check this 1st just to verify if this is a problem confined to your user account or a system wide issue.

2) In the unlikely event that you have no other users on your machine, it would be interesting if you created one to see if it occurs in that one as well.

If the problem does not occur in other user accounts, you can either create a new user account ( Create a user account ) or (simpler) perform a System Restore predating your problem (if you have restore points that go back that far), as per the Tutorial here: System Restore

If the problem occurs in all accounts, System Restore may be your only option (assuming that Orbital Shark's suggestions do not fix the problem), unless, of course, someone here comes up with a solution that works.

James
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09 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi,

You could try Icon Cache - Rebuild or even Default File Type Associations - Restore from our tutorials section.

Hope they help


OS

the LNK file association fix did the job, thanks man!
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09 Jan 2013   #5
CRG

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ag123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi,

You could try Icon Cache - Rebuild or even Default File Type Associations - Restore from our tutorials section.

Hope they help


OS

the LNK file association fix did the job, thanks man!

Thank you Orbital Shark! The LNK file association fix did the job for me, too!
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07 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi,

You could try Icon Cache - Rebuild or even Default File Type Associations - Restore from our tutorials section.

Hope they help


OS
Thank Orbital Shark. The LNK file helped me solve the problem, too .
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17 May 2014   #7

Windows 7
 
 
Everything opens in Word

Everything is opening in Word. EVERYTHING. Every time I try to open ANYTHING (command prompt included) Word opens. I'm amazingly lucky to have gotten to this. Nothing works, except Word. If I only worked in Word, life would be beautiful. Can't download any fixes because they try to open in word. Can't find the extensions to change. Laptop won't let me do a system restore.
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17 May 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Have you tried the Tip in Default File Type Associations?
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18 May 2014   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Anything I try to download/open. opens in Word.
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18 May 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Have you tried what the tip says? You will need to set the default for REG files to Registry Editor and the yellow box in Default File Type Associations - Restore tells how to do it.
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