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How to open file by selecting and pressing ENTER

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 and 8

    How to open file by selecting and pressing ENTER

    Hello everyone

    I recently installed Windows 8 on a Toshiba Satellite computer. I noticed that I can no longer open files on the Desktop by selecting the file and then pressing ENTER. When I press ENTER in Windows 8, I get a "save file" dialog instead. When I double-click the file, it opens in its associated viewer, however. For example, if I select four DOC files and press ENTER, then in Windows 7 it would have opened MS Word and opened all four documents in it, but in Windows 8 I get a "save file" dialog instead, and it doesn't open MS Word at all.

    What do you suppose could be the problem?


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  2. #2

    Works correctly for me with 8.1. What shows when you right click on a .doc or .docx file and select Open with?

    On mine I see:

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  3. #3

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    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1

    That might be caused by the different file associations, you may check it with the right click as Ztruker suggested. Choose only the Doc t oopen with Office word and see if this will make any difference.
    Configuring file associations in Windows 8.1 - Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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How to open file by selecting and pressing ENTER

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