Windows 10: Word error " There was a problem sending the command to the program"

  1.    20 Aug 2015 #1

    Word error " There was a problem sending the command to the program"

    Hello again with another unique problem, Microsoft Office 2007 was re-installed in May. I had recently installed another Hard Drive, & moved all documents, picture, & music file's to the D: Drive, leaving the C: Drive with the Win 7, downloads, & program files. Now I find I can't open an older document file with word. I get there error "There was a problem sending the command to the program" in Windows 10.

    A blank word page opens, but does not display the document I selected. I must then select the "open" option, after clicking the "Home" button and search for the document I needed. Then that document opens.

    I'm thinking since Office lives on the C: Drive and my documents are on the D: Drive that may be where the problem is.

    If so how do fix this? Please with any replies be detailed, as I have history of being my own worst enemy with trying to fix things.

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  2.    31 Jan 2016 #2

    Did you solve this?

    My wife seems to be having a similar problem with Word in Office 2003. She can only open documents by opening Word first. I have the same software and I also run Windows 10, but I do not have the problem.

    If you sorted it I would love to see your solution.
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  3.    31 Jan 2016 #3

    Hi Meltonpieman, I didn't solve the problem, but upgraded to Word Office 2010 Pro. works fine now. I would suggest if it's working fine for you, but not her, delete it on her PC, & reinstalled it with a copy from yours. I can't say how that would work so check with someone more knowledgeable than me, before you do it. I like Office 2010, maybe consider upgrading to it. All your 2003 doc's will still work.

    Good Luck

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