Can't change file association for Docx from wordpad to to Word 2007
Posted on 2010-08-13
On a Dell Inspiron 630D laptop running XP Pro/Office 2007 Std in a Windows 2003/2008 domain, this laptop always tries to open a file with a docx extension using wordpad. When it does open in wordpad, it displays junk.
I went into folder options and checked what app is registered to the docx file type and it says winword but wordpad always launches when you click the file. I clicked change in Foler Options and selected c:\program files\office12\winword.exe but it does not update the file associations.
If I launch word 2007 then select open and click the file, it opens fine.