Doc is in use by another application or is corrupt

  wedfan 17:36 30 Sep 2004
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Everytime I go into a document and double click it to open it, it tells me the file c:documents andsettings/??? is in use by another application or is corrupt. I have to right click any document and say open with microsoft word. Its a nuisance because with attachments i first have to save them and then right click them.

Any help would me much appreciated by me, a frustrated microsoft word user.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:09 30 Sep 2004

Have you tried a repair (help, detect and repair) for Word 200 and later, or else try a reinstall of Word?

  wedfan 10:26 01 Oct 2004

I have tried to detect and repair microsoft word but it still is not working.

  Taff36 12:50 01 Oct 2004

I assume you have XP and Word (Which version?. Have you checked you file associations so that anything with the .doc extension opens with Word?

Go to Control Panel>File Options and then the file types tab. Scroll down to the DOC icon and select it. In the lower box it should say opens with Word. If it doesn`t change it so it does.

  Taff36 09:45 04 Oct 2004

Was it what I thought or something else. Glad it is resolved anyway!

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