i can't open my docx word document.i'm running office 2007 and i'm clickin all my word documents and getting the same response "the file is not available"! this is happenin with all my saved documents. their format is docx.
Microsoft uses a new document format by default in Office 07 (.docx instead of .doc). A lot of people have ran into this problem, mostly because Microsoft didn't even care to tell you. They also fail to let you know that you can still save documents as .doc to ensure compatibility with previous versions of Word.
What they do offer though, is a converter (in the form of an update/patch) so you can open your docx files in previous versions of Office.
2.1- rename original ddeexcec key to ddeexec.bk (ie: original HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\open\ddeexec gets named HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\open\ddeexec.bk)
WARNING: in next step (2.2) be sure to do not rename command key; command key and command value are not the same things (keys are like folders and values mostly like files inside folders)
2.2- first, look inside comman subkey (ie: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\open\command), then rename command value to command.bk (ie: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\open\command\command gets named HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\open\command\command.bk)
3.- be sure correct non DDE command is set as data of (Default) value in command subkey:
3.1 Verify data of (Default) value match this pattern: "...excel.exe" "%1" /e (ie: the value which data was verified is: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\open\command\(Default))
3. 2 If data verified do not match, then edit it in order to match the pattern. (ie: data of HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\open\command\(Default) was setted to: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" "%1" /e)
I hope to help.
I managed to fix this issue - it was because my default program was set to Microsoft Works Word Processor instead of Microsoft Word.
All you have to do is change your default program (assuming you are using Vista these are the steps required)..
Go to Start > Programs > Default Programs and select ' Associate a file type or protocol with a program'
Let the screen load all the extensions then scrol down to find the .doc extension then check it is set to use Microsoft Word - if it isn't select the 'Change Program' button at the top and change it to use MS Word instead and that should resolve the problem
If not go to the MS website and download MS Office SP1 and see if that makes a difference.
I found a fix for the .doc not opening in Windows mail -
open a new mail message, then attach any word doc to it. Then right click on the attachment, and it will ask you which program it should use to open it - select either Word or Word Viewer, and it will automatically set this up as default for the future.
I had a similar problem with Word 2007 on Vista (home premium) - I'd double click on a .docx file and it would claim not to be able to find the file I just opened!! Turned out the file association was set to "Word Viewer" - changing it to Word itself did the trick!
I have office 2003 as well as 2007 stored on my destop. I have certain excel file which are saved in 97-2003 mode. Whenever I open my excel file they are opened in office 2007 mode. Now when I introduce changes in the file and try to save those changes then, it is not accepting the changes because of sharing voilation & create a duplicate file. Its keeps on making duplicate file as I introduce changes. Now how to cope the situation.
My 2007 exel wouldnt open old exel documents saying file could not be found etc...no matter which way I tried to open them......
tried emailing the document to myself & they opened :0)...dont know why but it worked for me :0)
I had the same problem on Windows 7, with Office 2007. None of the files could be opened, all the Office programs gave this message "the file is not available".
I solved the problem inspired by the other answers above by uninstaling other programs that could interfere, so I uninstalled my antivirus, Nod32 v4 or something like that, and it worked. It was the last thing I had installed before having this problem.
I hope my answer is usefull for somebodyelse.
Hey I had the same issue with my computer. I wasted my time on it for
many days but finally I got a solution from this link
Well I've tried everything I see here. I still have the same problem. The thing is that it only occurs on my computer but If I transfer to the file into my brothers computer the file works and I am able to open it without any problem. I've uninstalled 07 lots of times and installed again and nothing seems to work for me :(
Brilliant Sergio :)
Registry still had Word.Document.10 when the new MS Office Word 2007 was Word.Document.12
Followed your instruction to the tee and noticed that windows was trying to open up the docx file with the old Word.Document.10
Works like it should now.
Only question is why didn't the new software fix this to begin with!
Not everyone has the know-how or patience to go into the registry to fix things like this. It only took 10 minutes but still it should be done automatically for a program that costs lots of money.
Add: for those that can't get this to work for some reason, a work around is to open MS Word 2007 first then open the file from within the program...little bit of a pain but works nonetheless.
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