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Windows 7: MS Word not in default file associations list


21 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Getting there.....I can now associate Word as default program. When choosing a file to open, it now opens Word but not the file and a red X box appears saying "There was a problem sending the command to the program"

Thanks so much for your help here....but I'm afraid I have run out of time for today....hope to find you still online tomorrow....


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21 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

"There was a problem sending the command to the program"

Yes, that is a problem i've come across before, please search these forums and also google because IIRC, it has been solved for many people.

If I'm not around tomorrow, somebody else will be.
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01 Apr 2013   #13

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
icons restored for office programs, thanks!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! 'winword /r' did it. I've been looking for this fix for months! The REG file for PDF's fixed those too....AWESOME!
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06 Sep 2014   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows 7: MS Word not in default file associations list

Rename WINWORD.EXE, for example to WINWORD2.EXE.
Then set .doc files to always open with WINWORD2.EXE.
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