Windows 10: Windows 10 search opens 'word' incorrect file association

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
  1.    12 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 search opens 'word' incorrect file association


    When I use the left hand side search and click on results other than 'web', a word document is opened! How do I reset the correct app association for this action/file type.
    Thank you in advance
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    12 Aug 2015 #2

    Hi
    If you go to Settings and then System there is an option there to set default apps

    you might need to go to the bottom one to set per file type if something is wrongly assigned to word

    hope that helps
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    12 Aug 2015 #3

    paulsalter said: View Post
    Hi
    If you go to Settings and then System there is an option there to set default apps

    you might need to go to the bottom one to set per file type if something is wrongly assigned to word

    hope that helps
    What should it be assigned to? I mean, what file type should I be looking for and what app should I associate with it.
    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    12 Aug 2015 #4

    depends on what the file is you are clicking on

    does it show a file extension for them?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    12 Aug 2015 #5

    paulsalter said: View Post
    depends on what the file is you are clicking on

    does it show a file extension for them?
    No, it is the pop up during the search results. If the result is a web result, and I click on that it opens Edge. If it is a result on the PC and I click on it then 'word' opens with unreadable script.

    It has windows immersive control panel in the word document, does that help?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    12 Aug 2015 #6

    need to know what the file type is that you are clicking on, without knowing this its very difficult to say what the default app is for it

    eg it could be excel .xls or powerpoint .ppt or a text file .txt or many others
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    12 Aug 2015 #7

    paulsalter said: View Post
    need to know what the file type is that you are clicking on, without knowing this its very difficult to say what the default app is for it

    eg it could be excel .xls or powerpoint .ppt or a text file .txt or many others
    say I do asearch for 'reset' web items are listed, and then items with a cog settings, click on one of those and word opens. I tried right click to display any properties, but could not get it to respond to the right click.

    If you do a search yourself you will see the files I am talking about. Thanks for trying to help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    12 Aug 2015 #8

    I understand now, give me a couple of minutes, just looking for something to try
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    12 Aug 2015 #9

    I cant see one for this default

    IF you go into the default apps and use the option to reset to defaults does this correct it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    12 Aug 2015 #10

    paulsalter said: View Post
    I understand now, give me a couple of minutes, just looking for something to try
    You are a champion Paul, as it is beyond me to correct the problem. Thanks for being patient and devoted to fixing the issue.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Related Threads
Word Association [3] in Chillout Room
Tape :) A Guy
I have a new Surface Pro 3 with MS Office 10 on it. This is a new machine (2 weeks old.) All Office programs launch properly except Word. When Word is launched (either from a desktop shortcut to the program or by clicking a Word doc) the program...
Word Association [2] in Chillout Room
Griddle A Guy
Word Association in Chillout Room
This word game is also popular at the other forums. Object of the game is to make a single word post and the next person replies with a word that is associated to the one above. (example: The poster above you types the word "Door" & you...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:14.
Find Us