Windows 10: Windows 10 search opens 'word' incorrect file association

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  1. ansuz Win User

    Windows 10 search opens 'word' incorrect file association


    When I use the left hand side search and click on results other than 'web', a word document is opened! How do I reset the correct app association for this action/file type.
    Thank you in advance

    :)
     
    ansuz, Aug 11, 2015
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  2. JimWynne Win User

    Changing File Type Associations in Windows 10

    It's not a Works file. Works word processor files have a .wps extension. The .wri extension is from Microsoft Write, which was offered in early versions of Windows. It was replaced by Wordpad in Windows 95. The thing to do is to try to open the file
    in Word--choose Open from the File menu, then navigate to a .wri file. If the file won't open properly in Word, there's not much point in changing the association. If it does open in Word, then the association can be changed following slance10's
    right-click advice.
     
    JimWynne, Aug 11, 2015
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  3. how can i search localy on my windows phone 7.5 mango?

    What kind of file do you want to search for? You'll probably need to open up the application that is associated with that file type (i.e., open up the Office hub if you want to search for a Word, Excel, Powerpoint file) and use the search option within
    in that application or hub. There's not a way to
    globally search for stuff on the phone.
     
    Julie fka profjulie, Aug 11, 2015
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  4. Windows 10 search opens 'word' incorrect file association

    Hi
    If you go to Settings and then System there is an option there to set default apps

    you might need to go to the bottom one to set per file type if something is wrongly assigned to word

    hope that helps
     
    paulsalter, Aug 11, 2015
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  5. ansuz Win User
    What should it be assigned to? I mean, what file type should I be looking for and what app should I associate with it.
    Thanks
     
    ansuz, Aug 11, 2015
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  6. depends on what the file is you are clicking on

    does it show a file extension for them?
     
    paulsalter, Aug 11, 2015
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  7. ansuz Win User
    No, it is the pop up during the search results. If the result is a web result, and I click on that it opens Edge. If it is a result on the PC and I click on it then 'word' opens with unreadable script.

    It has windows immersive control panel in the word document, does that help?
     
    ansuz, Aug 11, 2015
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  8. Windows 10 search opens 'word' incorrect file association

    need to know what the file type is that you are clicking on, without knowing this its very difficult to say what the default app is for it

    eg it could be excel .xls or powerpoint .ppt or a text file .txt or many others
     
    paulsalter, Aug 11, 2015
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  9. ansuz Win User
    say I do asearch for 'reset' web items are listed, and then items with a cog settings, click on one of those and word opens. I tried right click to display any properties, but could not get it to respond to the right click.

    If you do a search yourself you will see the files I am talking about. Thanks for trying to help.
     
    ansuz, Aug 11, 2015
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  10. I understand now, give me a couple of minutes, just looking for something to try
     
    paulsalter, Aug 11, 2015
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  11. I cant see one for this default

    IF you go into the default apps and use the option to reset to defaults does this correct it?
     
    paulsalter, Aug 11, 2015
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  12. ansuz Win User
    You are a champion Paul, as it is beyond me to correct the problem. Thanks for being patient and devoted to fixing the issue.
     
    ansuz, Aug 11, 2015
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  13. ansuz Win User

    Windows 10 search opens 'word' incorrect file association

    will try
     
    ansuz, Aug 11, 2015
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  14. ansuz Win User
    No, it did not reset it and cure the issue

    Below is what I see in the 'word' file

    windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel


    SettingsPageRestoreRestore
    SystemSettings_Misc_ResetYourPC
    SettingsGroupRestoreRestoreResetPC


    @{windows?ms-resource://Windows.UI.SettingsAppThreshold/SearchResources/SystemSettings_Misc_ResetYourPC/Description}
    @{windows?ms-resource://Windows.UI.SettingsAppThreshold/SearchResources/SystemSettings_Misc_ResetYourPC/HighKeywords}
    @{windows?ms-resource://Windows.UI.SettingsAppThreshold/SearchResources/SystemSettings_Misc_ResetYourPC/Keywords}
    @{windows?ms-resource://Windows.UI.SettingsAppThreshold/SearchResources/SystemSettings_Misc_ResetYourPC/LowKeywords}
     
    ansuz, Aug 11, 2015
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  15. right click on your start button and select Command Prompt (Admin)

    from in here run
    sfc /scannow

    I have found other people report this issue in windows 8 and this cured it, windows 10 is very similar so fingers crossed
    it might take a while for this to run (30 mins or so), it validates your windows files and tries to fix any problems
     
    paulsalter, Aug 11, 2015
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