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How do I change the default word processor that Firefox opens my downloads in?

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I deleted the one that I originally set (Works Word Processor), and can not open any documents until I change this setting to Microsoft Word. I get an error message saying "[file name] could not be opened, because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences." Okay, but how?

I deleted the one that I originally set (Works Word Processor), and can not open any documents until I change this setting to Microsoft Word. I get an error message saying "[file name] could not be opened, because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences." Okay, but how?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.3"
  • Default Plug-in
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Picasa plugin
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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I have a few extensions; Free Rice toolbar, StumbleUpon toolbar, IM Translator, Java quickstarter, and Microsoft .NET Assisitance

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Chosen Solution

See this article: [http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+file+types]