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Unable to open Word document.

By ygeraldine ·
After applying the Office XP SP3, we are unable to open some word document. Error " Invalid path or filename". We are unable to duplicate the problem and we are able to open the same document at another PC that has not apply the patch. However, the microsoft website claims that the SP3 patch should rectify this problem.

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by Juergen Hartl In reply to Unable to open Word docum ...

check the registry at:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.8

here is a working registry setting

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.8\shell\Open]
@="&Open"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.8\shell\Open\command]
@="\"E:\\MSOffice\\Office10\\WINWORD.EXE\" /n /dde"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.8\shell\Open\ddeexec]
@="[REM _DDE_Direct][FileOpen(\"%1\")]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.8\shell\Open\ddeexec\Application]
@="WinWord"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.8\shell\Open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="System"

Please make sure to adjust the path!

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