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Windows media opens my documents

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:42 pm
by wurry
Most of my open office documents open with Windows Media so I can't open them. Why, and can anyone tell me how to get them back to ODT?

Re: windows media

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:46 pm
by RoryOF
Set File Associations for the file types in question to be opened with OpenOffice. Right click on an .odt file (I'll use ,odt as an example) and select Open With from the popup. Choose OpenOffice and make sure the "always open with this application" (words to that effect) box is checked. If OO does not show up in the list of applications offered, at the bottom there should be a link to "open with other application" (words to that effect) and manoeuvre to "soffice.exe" and select that. Repeat the procedure for each file type that you wish OO to open (provided it can open that type of file).

Re: windows media

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:35 pm
by wurry
Thanks for that Rory. I am not very IT sane, but I tried what you suggested but no luck. Even though the file extension is .odt, the 'type of document' says Windows Media P{layer and that is what it opens with.

Re: windows media

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:41 pm
by John_Ha
Start > Control Panel > Default Programs > Set your default programs (or Associate a file type ... for just one file qualifier). Give AOO all its defaults.


Or right click the .odt file > Properties > General. Choose the program which opens it by navigating to C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice 4\program\swriter.exe.


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Re: Windows media opens my documents

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:19 pm
by wurry
Sorry, butr I can't make that work. Likely because I am thick! In settings, choose a default by file type, the long list of file types does not include .odt.