.docx opens in WordPad

Hyperlinks open the .docx in WordPad, despite a lot of advice.
I prepare a large document with many references to accompnaying files in format .pdf, .xls,. doc, .docx format. Each reference has a hypertext link (was more bookmark) in the right place in the documents. All the docx open in Wordpad.

I have Wondows 7 Home Premium on one intel i5 laptop.

In C:\Program Files (x 86) \Microsoft Office\Office12, there are 219 records/files = 497 MB (521,322,281 bytes), 14 Offcie with five .dll files.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12 is almost empty: just the wo and 1033 folder with two files .dll files.

I saw references to do something with .reg, but can't find it, and probably can't do either.


Hi Jack,

If you go into control panel > default programs > associate a type of file or Protocol with a program and find .docx in the list - is it ready to open in WordPad? If Yes, click on the file type and select modify the program and change for the program you want to open with e.g. MS Word if you have installed.

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