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my Word documents have converted to wordpad documents. How do I stop this and how do I change them back?

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most of my files that were Microsoft Word documents have turned into DOC files (ie, WordPad). Why did this happen and how do I change them back to Microsoft Word documents?

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This is not a Firefox problem.

-> go to a folder containing a .DOC file -> SHIFT + right-click a .doc file -> in the Context Menu, go to Open With -> click Choose Program -> from the list of programs, select Microsoft Office Word -> place Checkmark on Always use the selected program to open this kind of file -> click OK

Check and tell if its working.

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Chosen Solution

This is not a Firefox problem.

-> go to a folder containing a .DOC file -> SHIFT + right-click a .doc file -> in the Context Menu, go to Open With -> click Choose Program -> from the list of programs, select Microsoft Office Word -> place Checkmark on Always use the selected program to open this kind of file -> click OK

Check and tell if its working.

Modified by Hasan