"AbiWord cannot open...It appears to be an invalid document."


  1. Posts : 3
    Win 10 Home Version 1803
       #1

    "AbiWord cannot open...It appears to be an invalid document."


    I'm running v2.8. Latest v is 3.0.2. Win 10 Home. Created a Doc y'day but when I attempt to Open get the above mssg. ..never had a problem prior & have been using this v of AbiWord for over 18 mos. ..am able to Open my other .abw Docs.
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  2. Posts : 12,412
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    Is AbiWord actually running before trying to open a document you've created? If it's only one file could be it got corrupted somehow.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Win 10 Home Version 1803
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Yes. I've tried accessing the document both through Documents & AbiWord & get the same message. The latest v of AbiWord is 3.0.2. If I delete the current v2.8 & install the newer v3.0.2 is it likely I'll lose the prior stored docs?
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  4. Posts : 12,412
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #4

    You don't "delete" programs, you use the Uninstall the program furnishes or in Setting, Apps uninstall it. Most times the program will Upgrade what is already installed. No, you shouldn't lose any documents, especially if using the default Folder location of Documents in C:\Users\YOURNAME.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Win 10 Home Version 1803
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Copy that, Berton. Thank you.
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  6. Posts : 12,412
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #6

    You're welcome.
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