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Windows 7: Word Documents No Longer Opening From Shortcuts

05 Aug 2015   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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05 Aug 2015   #12
chuckbear

Windows 7 64
 
 

Didn't help. The only issue is Word. All other Office products work fine. Chuck
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05 Aug 2015   #13
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

What happens when you right click on one of the Word short cuts & select file location. What does it do.

It seems that your short cuts have lost their link to Word itself. Have you tried resetting them from the actual document itself. To do that right click on the Word short cut icon & select Properties & on the General Tab see if it shows Opens with Word.
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06 Aug 2015   #14
chuckbear

Windows 7 64
 
 

Yes, it shows open with microsoft word and in the properties it shows the correct file location. There is no option to select file location when I right click on the icon. It shows up in the properties. Chuck
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