JSI Tip 8316. When you attempt to open a .DOC file in WordPad, you receive a message similar to 'Cannot load Word for Windows n.0 files'?


The subject problem occurs because WordPad is NOT configured to convert the .DOC file to RTF (Rich Text Format).

To resolve this problem:

1. Copy / Paste the following into Notepad:

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\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Wordpad\]
"EnableLegacyConverters"=dword:00000001

2. On the Notepad File menu, press Save As.

3. Save the file as WordPad.txt.

4. Rename the WordPad.txt file to WordPad.reg.

5. Right-click the WordPad.reg file and press Merge, or run regedit /s WordPad.reg.



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