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Windows 7: MS Works 8 Word Processor

07 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601
MS Works 8 Word Processor

I have just done a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on 2 different Desktops. One is a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo 5905P the other originally an HP Pavillion which now has an Asrock Mobo. I have reinstalled all my programs--no problems there. I use MS Works 8 Word Processor. This worked fine on both DT's under XP. However, it now works only on the Fujitsu, but not on the HP. The problem is it doesn't find the Files in My Documents. With Word Processor open, when I try to open a Document, the My Documents window comes up, with the message No Files found---there is no list of Files shown---though all files are in place in My Docs Folder. They can all be opened by individual clicking in that Folder---they just don't appear in Word! I have repaired Word Processor---I have uninstalled it and reinstalled from original CD. I have even cleared My Docs Folder and reloaded all Files---makes no difference.
I don't like MS Office---so who can tell me how to get this to work--as it does in the other PC---and as it did on both machines under XP SP3!
I get no error messages of any kind.
Thanks, Robbie

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07 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

Dear Robbie,

Please post a screenshot of that very moment, when Word is displaying empty folder in the open window.
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08 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601

Hi Neutron, thanks for the quick response. Here the Word Screenshot

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10 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

Hi Robbie, what happens when you click on the little arrow next to "Works Documents (*.wps)" and select "All files (*.*)" in the Open window "Files of type" control?
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10 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 build 7601

Hi Neutron---thanks for reply---Had tried that possibility---no change.
However I have sorted the problem--in a way! I copied all those editable Word Files in My Documents and Pasted them into "New Documents" in Word. I then saved them all back into My Documents Folder, having deleted the originals. Everything works fine now---but I still don't know why those originals couldn't be found when trying to open them from Word! Strange. Thanks for your help on it. Robbie
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