word 2016 doc opening with Wordpad...


I deploy Microsoft Office 2016 as a post-install task. up to now everything was working ok. But now i get a weird issue when i save a document with word, it save as a WordPad document (docx). I can change the file association afterwards but not ideal on multiple computers.

Anybody else had that issue?

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  • ?? .docx is an Office Word extension not Wordpad. You maybe have Windows set to open in Wordpad by default. Search for 'Default apps' and see if you can change .docx from Wordpad to Office Word. - alphabeta 1 year ago
    • yes i can change it... but my issue is why word 2016 doesnt install properly and take over the default association - psaussey 1 year ago
  • We are now pushing 2019 but when we were using 2016 it has worked for us just fine.

    We used the admin install option.

    c:\office16\setup.exe /adminfile c:\office16\setup.msp

    I staged the install in my image, called the admin install as one task. the task right after the install deletes the install directory

    rd c:\office16 /s /q - SMal.tmcc 1 year ago

Answers (1)

Posted by: vjaneczko 1 year ago
9th Degree Black Belt

Sounds like your Office install isn't configured to have Word be the default app for DOCX files, so WordPad remains the default app.  Double-check the package, should be a little tweak to make.

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