Solved Trying to open Wordpad files from Windows XP to Windows 7

June 4, 2012 at 13:11:59
Specs: Windows 7
I saved files from WordPad on the Windows XP to a Flash Drive, I just tried to open it on the Windows 7 with a new computer I bought and it won't open it. I can't afford to buy anything else. Is there any free software out there that I can download that will do the trick?

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June 5, 2012 at 08:12:07
Right click the file and then select "open with". It will give you some programs to use, and you can browse for other programs. You should then select a program such as Word Pad or perhaps Note Pad. If you install open office, it will probably then become the default program for opening the file(of course it would be nice if we knew what the extension was as asked in #4).


#1
June 4, 2012 at 14:40:56
Describe what happens when you try to open the Word pad files in Windows 7. Windows 7 should have Word pad included.

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#2
June 4, 2012 at 15:09:22
perhaps this will help

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June 4, 2012 at 16:52:15
The computer said it couldn't open the file, it had to have the proper software so I clicked to find the right software to download. Since my computer is HP, it went to HP for the software to download. It just doesn't make sense. I thought I've opened these files before since I changed computers. The price for the download is over 100 dollars. I've been clicking around trying to find a way to open it that I can't get it to give me the original message anymore.

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#4
June 4, 2012 at 17:05:05
What is the file type extension? Does it have .RTF or some other extension?

MIKE

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#5
June 4, 2012 at 22:30:54
You don/t need to buy any software from HP. I am guessing they were going to sell you some version of Microsoft Office or Works.

You should have Word Pad on your computer already. If you want to try a different software you can download Open Office for free.

Get Open Office from the link below.

Also answer the question in #4 above.

http://www.openoffice.org/download/


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June 5, 2012 at 08:12:07
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Right click the file and then select "open with". It will give you some programs to use, and you can browse for other programs. You should then select a program such as Word Pad or perhaps Note Pad. If you install open office, it will probably then become the default program for opening the file(of course it would be nice if we knew what the extension was as asked in #4).

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