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Can't rename my word documents
« on: July 12, 2007, 06:02:35 PM »
I have a problem all of a sudden trying to rename word documents,
 I can't rename any word document anymore -- desktop,my documents folder and my pictures .
I get a message " this document will become un -usable if I change the file extention ".
1- If I rename it anyway the word document icon changes from the usual word document icon appearance and has red , blue and green dots with a blue header on top.
2- But if its a brand new word document , for example if click on word directly just before I do the "save as" to anywhere I can name it in that case,
3- but once its named - I can't change the name anymore
4- Also if right click on desktop and choose on new then choose a word document , I can't even type a name to name the document if I do give it a name a message pops up saying , document will be un usable if change name , it just will say underneath "new micorsoft word document.Doc -
So I don't even know whats in the word document , the next time I see it
5- I can rename a folder - I Only have problem with renaming word docs.
I all started when I tried to change the word documents icon appearance in propertys > "customize" I may have done something I don't know what and I can't undo what ever it was I did - I tried monkeying around with word options and nothing helped and I can't fix it in the document shortcut icon>propertys> customize
My last options which I hate to do is more drastic -  Un install Reinstall word or the repair option in word ?
Should I un install and re install word or can I fix it in word > options repair ?

Please help me, someone - I am really desperate -- Thank you


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Re: Can't rename my word documents
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007, 08:14:06 PM »
I think I know what the problem is.  Open up a folder (any folder) and go to Tools > Folder Options.  Click on the View tab.  Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types and click OK.  Do you have any problems now?
An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions.
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