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Cant associate Word with a file extension

Posted on 2011-03-04
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Hi,

I am trying to associate .wps extension to open in word. Whwn I right click the file and choose Open with.. word is not there. When I click on browse and locate winword.exe manualy, the window closes but it will not show up in the file assosciation select window. The only way I can open the file is if I open Word and from word open the .wps

I would like to be able to choose word and make it the default program. Searched online, only found a few registry mods that I did to no avail.

Looking forward to your suggestions.
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by:mfulksCBT
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Depending on your version of Word, you may need a converter.

See:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001017.htm
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Open windows file explorer

Tools > file options

Choose the File Types tab

Find WPS in the list and click on change

locate windors in the list and select (also check "always use ...... etc")

If the above doesn't work choose "advanced" instead of "change" above
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by:Eirman
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typo .... locate winword in the list
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by:Lordy123
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

Let me know if that doesnt work.

Regards,

Tim
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by:sjklein42
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Click on the Start button and choose Run. Type the following in the run command box and press the Enter key: "winword /regserver". Doing so will start the Microsoft Word application and automatically re-associate all word processing file types with the Word program.


http://www.ehow.com/how_7150656_restore-office-file-associations.html#ixzz1FfBaypx0
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by:seapr
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Pointed me in the right direction but figured out the solution myself. Needed to restore in file association window for .WPS files and then was able to click advance.

From there created new entry open, browsed to word executable and put the %1 in quotes at the end of path and it worked
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