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October 3, 2009 9:09:54 PM

A friend sends us word documents that arrive with a "_doc" extension, and Word 2007 Home edition won't open it unless we manually change the extension to ".doc."
Windows Vista seemingly won't allow me to name Word as the program to open "_doc" files.
Thanks for any suggestions.

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October 5, 2009 5:34:52 AM

Because _doc is not a file extension. File extensions always follow the last "." in a filename. If you meant "._doc" that's a different story.
October 11, 2009 11:13:16 PM

You're right, I meant "._doc."
October 12, 2009 12:14:26 AM

That's rather odd. The only ._ files I've seen are usually hidden files on a flash drive that seem to be backups in case the program crashes. This allows it to open the file to the state it was when last auto-saved. This is just a theory though, not fact. I am not certain how Word restores a document after the program crashes.