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Anonymous
August 26, 2005 12:22:02 PM

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How can I reset the Word documents (*.doc) to display the Word Icon? They
now display the WordPad Icon. I have tried the Advanced option in Folder
Options - File Types. It defaults to the WordPad Icon for .doc file types.

Thank you
Mister T
Anonymous
August 26, 2005 7:02:29 PM

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Try this...

Find a *.doc | Right click the file | Properties |
General tab | Opens with: |
If WordPad is listed instead of Microsoft Word |
Click the Change button and browse to Microsoft Word
and highlight it | Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK

Change button
[[Click to change the program that opens files of this type.]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:2F6966FC-F460-4F98-87B2-890C9A610494@microsoft.com,
Mister T <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> How can I reset the Word documents (*.doc) to display the Word Icon? They
> now display the WordPad Icon. I have tried the Advanced option in Folder
> Options - File Types. It defaults to the WordPad Icon for .doc file
> types.
>
> Thank you
> Mister T
Anonymous
August 28, 2005 3:32:49 AM

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Do this buddy .
1] Open MyCOmputer.
2] Select "Folder option" from "Tools" menu.
3] Select "File Types" and wait few seconds.
4] Now when list appears find out "DOC" from list.
5] click once on"DOC"
5] Now Check that After "Open with" there is
"Microsoft Office Word "
6] If it is there. Then click "ADVANCED" tab in bottom.
7] Clck "CHANGE" button.New Window "Change
ICon" appears.
8] Click browse New window opens.
9] Now select "WINWORD.EXE"
{ Path may be "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.exe" }
10] click open.
11] Now u can see icons. Select one icon that u want to display for "DOC"
file .
12] click OK
13] click ok
14]click close.

can u see icon has changed ..
"Mister T" <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2F6966FC-F460-4F98-87B2-890C9A610494@microsoft.com...
> How can I reset the Word documents (*.doc) to display the Word Icon? They
> now display the WordPad Icon. I have tried the Advanced option in Folder
> Options - File Types. It defaults to the WordPad Icon for .doc file
types.
>
> Thank you
> Mister T
>
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Anonymous
August 29, 2005 10:27:07 AM

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Hi Wes,

Thanks for taking time to reply to my question. Unfortunately, I have tried
those steps before and it did not fix the problem.

Thanks
Mister T


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Try this...
>
> Find a *.doc | Right click the file | Properties |
> General tab | Opens with: |
> If WordPad is listed instead of Microsoft Word |
> Click the Change button and browse to Microsoft Word
> and highlight it | Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK
>
> Change button
> [[Click to change the program that opens files of this type.]]
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:2F6966FC-F460-4F98-87B2-890C9A610494@microsoft.com,
> Mister T <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > How can I reset the Word documents (*.doc) to display the Word Icon? They
> > now display the WordPad Icon. I have tried the Advanced option in Folder
> > Options - File Types. It defaults to the WordPad Icon for .doc file
> > types.
> >
> > Thank you
> > Mister T
>
>
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 10:28:02 AM

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Hi Sawpnesh,

I tried those steps and it did not fix the problem.

Thanks
Mister T


"Swapnesh" wrote:

> Do this buddy .
> 1] Open MyCOmputer.
> 2] Select "Folder option" from "Tools" menu.
> 3] Select "File Types" and wait few seconds.
> 4] Now when list appears find out "DOC" from list.
> 5] click once on"DOC"
> 5] Now Check that After "Open with" there is
> "Microsoft Office Word "
> 6] If it is there. Then click "ADVANCED" tab in bottom.
> 7] Clck "CHANGE" button.New Window "Change
> ICon" appears.
> 8] Click browse New window opens.
> 9] Now select "WINWORD.EXE"
> { Path may be "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.exe" }
> 10] click open.
> 11] Now u can see icons. Select one icon that u want to display for "DOC"
> file .
> 12] click OK
> 13] click ok
> 14]click close.
>
> can u see icon has changed ..
> "Mister T" <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2F6966FC-F460-4F98-87B2-890C9A610494@microsoft.com...
> > How can I reset the Word documents (*.doc) to display the Word Icon? They
> > now display the WordPad Icon. I have tried the Advanced option in Folder
> > Options - File Types. It defaults to the WordPad Icon for .doc file
> types.
> >
> > Thank you
> > Mister T
> >
>
>
>
>
>
August 29, 2005 10:23:31 PM

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Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote on Mon, 29 Aug 2005:

>Here is where the problem lies:
>
>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
>@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
> 00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
> 4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
> 00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
> 45,00,22,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00
>
>Which resolves to the following:
>
>"%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE",1


Hi Ramesh

Brilliant catch!

But can I ask you, out of curiosity, how do you "translate" the hex
string?

--
Nightowl
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 11:11:35 PM

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Mister,

I think somewhere or the other the Wordpad icon is referenced in file
association. Download FileExtInfo.zip from here:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/utils/fileextinfo.zip. Unzip the tool and run it.
Select .DOC and create the report. Post the entire contents here.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Mister T" <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:793EA063-191E-4683-9DF4-32977D626292@microsoft.com...
> Hi Wes,
>
> Thanks for taking time to reply to my question. Unfortunately, I have
> tried
> those steps before and it did not fix the problem.
>
> Thanks
> Mister T
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> Try this...
>>
>> Find a *.doc | Right click the file | Properties |
>> General tab | Opens with: |
>> If WordPad is listed instead of Microsoft Word |
>> Click the Change button and browse to Microsoft Word
>> and highlight it | Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK
>>
>> Change button
>> [[Click to change the program that opens files of this type.]]
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:2F6966FC-F460-4F98-87B2-890C9A610494@microsoft.com,
>> Mister T <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>> > How can I reset the Word documents (*.doc) to display the Word Icon?
>> > They
>> > now display the WordPad Icon. I have tried the Advanced option in
>> > Folder
>> > Options - File Types. It defaults to the WordPad Icon for .doc file
>> > types.
>> >
>> > Thank you
>> > Mister T
>>
>>
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 11:11:36 PM

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Hi Ramesh,

Thank you for your response and your help. Here is the output from
FileExtInfo:


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FileExtInfo v1.0 - Log file
8/29/2005 8:49:24 AM

Complete File association information for ---> .DOC
Useful for troubleshooting File association and other problems
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC]
@="soffice6.doc"
"Content Type"="application/msword"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\OpenWithList\Winword.exe]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\PersistentHandler]
@="{98de59a0-d175-11cd-a7bd-00006b827d94}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\ShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{9DBD2C50-62AD-11d0-B806-00C04FD706EC}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\ShellNew]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\Word.Document.6]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\Word.Document.6\ShellNew]
"FileName"="winword.doc"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\Word.Document.8]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\Word.Document.8\ShellNew]
"FileName"="winword.doc"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\WordDocument]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.DOC\WordDocument\ShellNew]
"FileName"="winword.doc"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc]
@="Microsoft Word Document"
"EditFlags"=dword:00000000
"AlwaysShowExt"=""
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000008

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell]
@="open"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\Edit]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\Edit\command]
@="\"F:\\MSWORD\\Office\\Winword.exe\" %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\Edit\ddeexec]
@="[REM _DDE_Direct][FileOpen(\"%1\")]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\Edit\ddeexec\Application]
@="Winword.exe"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\Edit\ddeexec\Topic]
@="system"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\New]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\New\command]
@="F:\\MSWORD\\Office\\WINWORD.EXE \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\New\ddeexec]
@="[new(\"%1\")]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\New\ddeexec\Application]
@="WINWORD.EXE"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\New\ddeexec\Topic]
@="system"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\open\command]
@="F:\\MSWORD\\Office\\WINWORD.EXE \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="[open(\"%1\")]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="WINWORD"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="System"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\PRINT]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\PRINT\command]
@="\"F:\\MSWORD\\Office\\WINWORD.EXE\" \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\PRINT\ddeexec]
@="[open(\"%1\")][print()][close()]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\PRINT\ddeexec\Application]
@="WINWORD"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soffice6.doc\shell\PRINT\ddeexec\Topic]
@="System"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
45,00,22,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
45,00,22,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\shellex\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{9DBD2C50-62AD-11d0-B806-00C04FD706EC}"


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.DOC]
"Progid"="soffice6.doc"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.DOC\OpenWithList]
"a"="WINWORD.EXE"
"MRUList"="abdc"
"b"="IEXPLORE.EXE"
"c"="devenv.exe"
"d"="XLGateway.exe"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.DOC\OpenWithProgids]
"soffice6.doc"=hex(0):



"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Mister,
>
> I think somewhere or the other the Wordpad icon is referenced in file
> association. Download FileExtInfo.zip from here:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/utils/fileextinfo.zip. Unzip the tool and run it.
> Select .DOC and create the report. Post the entire contents here.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Mister T" <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:793EA063-191E-4683-9DF4-32977D626292@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Wes,
> >
> > Thanks for taking time to reply to my question. Unfortunately, I have
> > tried
> > those steps before and it did not fix the problem.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Mister T
> >
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
> >
> >> Try this...
> >>
> >> Find a *.doc | Right click the file | Properties |
> >> General tab | Opens with: |
> >> If WordPad is listed instead of Microsoft Word |
> >> Click the Change button and browse to Microsoft Word
> >> and highlight it | Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK
> >>
> >> Change button
> >> [[Click to change the program that opens files of this type.]]
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:2F6966FC-F460-4F98-87B2-890C9A610494@microsoft.com,
> >> Mister T <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> >> > How can I reset the Word documents (*.doc) to display the Word Icon?
> >> > They
> >> > now display the WordPad Icon. I have tried the Advanced option in
> >> > Folder
> >> > Options - File Types. It defaults to the WordPad Icon for .doc file
> >> > types.
> >> >
> >> > Thank you
> >> > Mister T
> >>
> >>
>
>
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 11:26:15 PM

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Mister,

Here is where the problem lies:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
45,00,22,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00

Which resolves to the following:

"%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE",1

Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:

Backup and then delete this:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]


--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Mister T" <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BC9A84F1-3F77-49EB-8DDB-F36A57D17FA2@microsoft.com...
> Hi Ramesh,
>
> Thank you for your response and your help. Here is the output from
> FileExtInfo:
>
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> FileExtInfo v1.0 - Log file
> 8/29/2005 8:49:24 AM
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 11:37:39 PM

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BTW, that's the default setting. You can fix the problem by properly
associating the .DOC with MS Word (I believe this is what you want)

If so, type this in Start, Run:

CMD /C ASSOC .DOC=Word.Document.8


--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:eIZGrFKrFHA.2924@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Mister,
>
> Here is where the problem lies:
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
> @=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
>
> 00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
>
> 4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
>
> 00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
> 45,00,22,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00
>
> Which resolves to the following:
>
> "%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE",1
>
> Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:
>
> Backup and then delete this:
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
>
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Mister T" <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BC9A84F1-3F77-49EB-8DDB-F36A57D17FA2@microsoft.com...
>> Hi Ramesh,
>>
>> Thank you for your response and your help. Here is the output from
>> FileExtInfo:
>>
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> FileExtInfo v1.0 - Log file
>> 8/29/2005 8:49:24 AM
>
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 11:37:40 PM

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Ramesh,

That fixed it ! You are a genius !

Thank you very much !

Regards,
Mister T


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> BTW, that's the default setting. You can fix the problem by properly
> associating the .DOC with MS Word (I believe this is what you want)
>
> If so, type this in Start, Run:
>
> CMD /C ASSOC .DOC=Word.Document.8
>
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:eIZGrFKrFHA.2924@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Mister,
> >
> > Here is where the problem lies:
> >
> > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
> > @=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
> >
> > 00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
> >
> > 4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
> >
> > 00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
> > 45,00,22,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00
> >
> > Which resolves to the following:
> >
> > "%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE",1
> >
> > Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:
> >
> > Backup and then delete this:
> > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
> >
> >
> > --
> > Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> > Windows XP Shell/User
> > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >
> >
> > "Mister T" <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:BC9A84F1-3F77-49EB-8DDB-F36A57D17FA2@microsoft.com...
> >> Hi Ramesh,
> >>
> >> Thank you for your response and your help. Here is the output from
> >> FileExtInfo:
> >>
> >>
> >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >> FileExtInfo v1.0 - Log file
> >> 8/29/2005 8:49:24 AM
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 12:11:25 AM

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Glad that helped, Mister.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Mister T" <MisterT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:87E9C9D6-A3EF-4671-8010-56E1B8F1A750@microsoft.com...
> Ramesh,
>
> That fixed it ! You are a genius !
>
> Thank you very much !
>
> Regards,
> Mister T
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> BTW, that's the default setting. You can fix the problem by properly
>> associating the .DOC with MS Word (I believe this is what you want)
>>
>> If so, type this in Start, Run:
>>
>> CMD /C ASSOC .DOC=Word.Document.8
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 3:15:42 AM

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Thanks, Nightowl. BTW, that's the default setting. As no DefaultIcon was set
at the HKCU level in that case, the icon set under SystemFileAssociations
took precedence.

>> "translate" the hex string?

I have a custom VB program to translate that. Alternately, the REG_EXPAND_SZ
value can be viewed by merging the .REG with the registry.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Nightowl" <owl@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
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> Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote on Mon, 29 Aug 2005:
>
>>Here is where the problem lies:
>>
>>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
>>@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
>> 00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
>> 4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
>> 00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
>> 45,00,22,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00
>>
>>Which resolves to the following:
>>
>>"%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE",1
>
>
> Hi Ramesh
>
> Brilliant catch!
>
> But can I ask you, out of curiosity, how do you "translate" the hex
> string?
>
> --
> Nightowl
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 3:18:43 AM

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Correction:

at the HKCU level in that case

should be:

at the *HKCR* level in that case

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"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Thanks, Nightowl. BTW, that's the default setting. As no DefaultIcon was
> set at the HKCU level in that case, the icon set under
> SystemFileAssociations took precedence.
>
>>> "translate" the hex string?
>
> I have a custom VB program to translate that. Alternately, the
> REG_EXPAND_SZ value can be viewed by merging the .REG with the registry.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Nightowl" <owl@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
> news:o Q+bZsNTS0EDFwTF@black.hole...
>> Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote on Mon, 29 Aug 2005:
>>
>>>Here is where the problem lies:
>>>
>>>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
>>>@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
>>> 00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
>>> 4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
>>> 00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
>>> 45,00,22,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00
>>>
>>>Which resolves to the following:
>>>
>>>"%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE",1
>>
>>
>> Hi Ramesh
>>
>> Brilliant catch!
>>
>> But can I ask you, out of curiosity, how do you "translate" the hex
>> string?
>>
>> --
>> Nightowl
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 7:58:23 AM

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These are not entries that office adds.

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"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message news:o hmh4FMrFHA.1684@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Thanks, Nightowl. BTW, that's the default setting. As no DefaultIcon was set
> at the HKCU level in that case, the icon set under SystemFileAssociations
> took precedence.
>
>>> "translate" the hex string?
>
> I have a custom VB program to translate that. Alternately, the REG_EXPAND_SZ
> value can be viewed by merging the .REG with the registry.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Nightowl" <owl@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
> news:o Q+bZsNTS0EDFwTF@black.hole...
>> Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote on Mon, 29 Aug 2005:
>>
>>>Here is where the problem lies:
>>>
>>>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
>>>@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
>>> 00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
>>> 4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
>>> 00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
>>> 45,00,22,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00
>>>
>>>Which resolves to the following:
>>>
>>>"%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE",1
>>
>>
>> Hi Ramesh
>>
>> Brilliant catch!
>>
>> But can I ask you, out of curiosity, how do you "translate" the hex
>> string?
>>
>> --
>> Nightowl
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 7:58:24 AM

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Correct, David. I realised after posting that it's the default setting. So
suggested the ASSOC command to "Mister T"

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"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
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These are not entries that office adds.

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"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Thanks, Nightowl. BTW, that's the default setting. As no DefaultIcon was
> set
> at the HKCU level in that case, the icon set under SystemFileAssociations
> took precedence.
>
>>> "translate" the hex string?
>
> I have a custom VB program to translate that. Alternately, the
> REG_EXPAND_SZ
> value can be viewed by merging the .REG with the registry.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Nightowl" <owl@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
> news:o Q+bZsNTS0EDFwTF@black.hole...
>> Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote on Mon, 29 Aug 2005:
>>
>>>Here is where the problem lies:
>>>
>>>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
>>>@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
>>> 00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
>>> 4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
>>> 00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
>>> 45,00,22,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00
>>>
>>>Which resolves to the following:
>>>
>>>"%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE",1
>>
>>
>> Hi Ramesh
>>
>> Brilliant catch!
>>
>> But can I ask you, out of curiosity, how do you "translate" the hex
>> string?
>>
>> --
>> Nightowl
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 8:29:22 AM

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My point is Office setup did not make those registry entries. They are mostly the same as office in detail but are assigned to soffice6 not Word.Document.8 (office 97 and later).

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"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message news:u2nTZPMrFHA.2896@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Correct, David. I realised after posting that it's the default setting. So
> suggested the ASSOC command to "Mister T"
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:o KMBFNMrFHA.260@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> These are not entries that office adds.
>
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> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:o hmh4FMrFHA.1684@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Thanks, Nightowl. BTW, that's the default setting. As no DefaultIcon was
>> set
>> at the HKCU level in that case, the icon set under SystemFileAssociations
>> took precedence.
>>
>>>> "translate" the hex string?
>>
>> I have a custom VB program to translate that. Alternately, the
>> REG_EXPAND_SZ
>> value can be viewed by merging the .REG with the registry.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Nightowl" <owl@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
>> news:o Q+bZsNTS0EDFwTF@black.hole...
>>> Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote on Mon, 29 Aug 2005:
>>>
>>>>Here is where the problem lies:
>>>>
>>>>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
>>>>@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
>>>> 00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
>>>> 4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
>>>> 00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
>>>> 45,00,22,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00
>>>>
>>>>Which resolves to the following:
>>>>
>>>>"%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE",1
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi Ramesh
>>>
>>> Brilliant catch!
>>>
>>> But can I ask you, out of curiosity, how do you "translate" the hex
>>> string?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Nightowl
>>
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 8:29:23 AM

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I understand now :)  Interesting file association settings there. Someone may
have edited the registry manually and replaced every instance of soffice's
exe to "F:\\MSWORD\\Office\\WINWORD.EXE" rather than just fixing the ASSOC
for .DOC.

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"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
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My point is Office setup did not make those registry entries. They are
mostly the same as office in detail but are assigned to soffice6 not
Word.Document.8 (office 97 and later).

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"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Correct, David. I realised after posting that it's the default setting. So
> suggested the ASSOC command to "Mister T"
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:o KMBFNMrFHA.260@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> These are not entries that office adds.
>
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> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:o hmh4FMrFHA.1684@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Thanks, Nightowl. BTW, that's the default setting. As no DefaultIcon was
>> set
>> at the HKCU level in that case, the icon set under SystemFileAssociations
>> took precedence.
>>
>>>> "translate" the hex string?
>>
>> I have a custom VB program to translate that. Alternately, the
>> REG_EXPAND_SZ
>> value can be viewed by merging the .REG with the registry.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Nightowl" <owl@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
>> news:o Q+bZsNTS0EDFwTF@black.hole...
>>> Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote on Mon, 29 Aug 2005:
>>>
>>>>Here is where the problem lies:
>>>>
>>>>[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.DOC\DefaultIcon]
>>>>@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\
>>>> 00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,\
>>>> 4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,69,00,65,\
>>>> 00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,\
>>>> 45,00,22,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00
>>>>
>>>>Which resolves to the following:
>>>>
>>>>"%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE",1
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi Ramesh
>>>
>>> Brilliant catch!
>>>
>>> But can I ask you, out of curiosity, how do you "translate" the hex
>>> string?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Nightowl
>>
>
!