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    Problem with Word 2008 after system repair

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    Problem with Word 2008 after system repair
    I recently had a new HD installed on my MacBook Pro (Thanks Applecare!) and have restored all of my documents and important apps from an external. Here's the problem: Microsoft Word 2008 will no longer allow to open any files saved as a '97-2004 doc. I'll double click on a document in Finder and receive a message that the file type is blocked and that if I trust the source I should try to open it directly from Word. That doesn't work either. I get another message saying "Word cannot open this document. The document might be in use or might not be a valid Word document."

    I created these documents IN Word 2008 before I had the HD replaced. Any ideas?

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    Problem with Word 2008 after system repair
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    You might want to first try moving or deleting the Word Plist file:

    /Users/your user name/Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.Word.plist

    You can move it to your desktop or delete it. But don't empty the trash until you're certain that Word is fixed.

    Post back and let us know.

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    Problem with Word 2008 after system repair

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    Didn't work.

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    Problem with Word 2008 after system repair

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    Nevermind! Restarted the system and all is working fine. Weird.

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