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Word7 Opens Files but renames them Doc1

Word7 Opens Files but renames them Doc1

Word7 Opens Files but renames them Doc1

(OP)
This is very odd. The user opens a previously created file on his desktop, which opens in word with the filename in the titlebar, but this is then changed to Doc1 or whatever. The file contents remain the same and if you change them you are prompted to save changes to doc1, with the first word of the contents offered - highlighted - in the filename box. Things work as normal if the user logs on to a different PC. Any Clues? It's Friday afternoon and I'm stumped. Thanks in advance.

RE: Word7 Opens Files but renames them Doc1

Is the file read-only? Does the user not have write privileges?

RE: Word7 Opens Files but renames them Doc1

(OP)
No, there doesn't seem anything unusual about the file. The user has a roaming profile and as I said, this does not happen when logged on at another PC, so privileges do not come into it. The PCs are running Win 95, the server from which the roving profile comes, is running NT 3.51. The profile contains the desktop on which the word files are stored. This does not happen with for instance Excel files stored and opened in the same way. Is this helping, or are you now as confused as I am? Incidentally, I am not at work and so cannot check on any details other than those I can remember.
Thank you for your patience and thought processes thus far.

RE: Word7 Opens Files but renames them Doc1

Just for hah hah's, try to have them save the document under the original path & file name.

Could it be that the specific machine does not have a trusted connection?

RE: Word7 Opens Files but renames them Doc1

(OP)
Thanks for your input, bitbrain. I came back to work this morning with a fresh approach, and sorted the problem. It turned out that the default action, set from View/file types had been changed from "Open" to "New". Thanks again.

RE: Word7 Opens Files but renames them Doc1

(OP)
Thanks for your input, bitbrain. I came back to work this morning with a fresh approach, and sorted the problem. It turned out that the default action, set from View/file types had been changed from "Open" to "New". Thanks again.

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