Documents won't open


  1. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Documents won't open


    I had to reinstall Windows 10 had my Documents folder on my D drive. Windows is installed on C drive. Every time I try to open a document i get You do not have permission to open this doc. I am the admin and no other users. I tried every thing I could think of. Any ideas why it won't let me open doc files. I have no other problems just this one.
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  2. Posts : 12,478
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    Did you also reinstall Word [what the .doc format is with]? Have you tried copying the desired files to C: as a test in opening? Reinstalling the OS changes the Registry and some things don't get put back.
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  3. Posts : 35,505
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #3

    You could take permission of the folder on D: and copy the files back into the default library folder on C:

    Change Owner of File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 10

    Did you previously change the location of the Documents folder using the Location tab?
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