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Help!....downloaded word viewer and now I can't edit my wordpad files


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#1 MattSLY

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:19 PM

I just downloaded Word Viewer 2003 in an effort to be able to view some microsoft works files on my desktop which does not have Microsoft works on it. I was told that when you use this in conjunction with open office you can view the files.

Anyway, Once I downloaded and installed word viewer 2003, it converted all my wordpad files into word viewer files which cannot be edited. All of these files are files which I wish to be able to edit. So how do I reverse the file change in order to make them editable as WordPad documents and not word viewer documents?

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:29 PM

What you need to do is restore file associations. Ordinarily I would not send you 'offsite' but it seems time is of the essence and it's already been written quite nicely. See this: How to Restore File Associations in Windows XP

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:53 PM

What you need to do is restore file associations. Ordinarily I would not send you 'offsite' but it seems time is of the essence and it's already been written quite nicely. See this: How to Restore File Associations in Windows XP


Thanks for posting this.

Fixed it like a charm.

Got any tips on how to open those .WPS files I have? I don't have microsoft works but I was looking for a free way to open them. The post I read about how to open them was on here and it didn't give instructions on how to use open office in conjunction with word viewer so you are able to view the .WPS files.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:22 PM

This MS Communities thread has what appears to be an answer to your remaining .wps issue: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsg...amp;m=1&p=1

Specifically, scroll down to the post by Jim Macklin dated 5/9/2005 6:05 PM PST.

Glad to hear your file associations issue was resolved.

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