cannot open docx.zip files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by rpv, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. rpv

    rpv Guest

    I was following a microsoft online tutorial about WORD xml language when this
    problem appeared. In the tutorial they show you how to take a look at the
    XML information of a docx file by first changing the file extension to zip
    (filename.docx.zip). then if you click on this file it opens it with IE7 and
    you should be able to see the different components of this file by exploring.
    This was working great until i closed IE7 to create another file. I must
    have pressed the wrong key or something but from that point on, I cannot open
    a zip file in this matter and do not know another way to look at the xml
    components. If I try to do it, it throws IE7 in a loop where it seems that
    it tries to open and then shuts down itself. open close open close open
    close. I have checked that IE7 is the predetermined program to open zip
    files, and also have restored ie7 to its original manufacturer configuration
    and still have the same issue.

    any thoughts?
     
    rpv, Jan 11, 2008
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    rpv Guest

    The problem was resolve by restoring Windows Vista to the previous restore
    point
     
    rpv, Jan 11, 2008
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    Muffin2010 Guest

    2007 Word gives the writer to save a document with the .docx extensio
    indicating it is stronger security, etc. I found it best to save as
    97 - 2003 document with the .doc extension

    The solution I found is to save the file (.docx) to a cd for safety.
    Then go to the .docx file on the computer and change the extension t
    .doc It worked for me with a valid document. If you can't see th
    extentions in Explore, then go to Organize and click on Folder an
    Search Options. Then go to View and remove the check in Hide extensio
    for known file types

    This may be an isolated solution for just the .docx extension.
    haven't had other
     
    Muffin2010, Jan 5, 2009
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