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Howto Fix Word not opening

Having problems opening Word? This usually occurs when the template that it uses to generate a new fresh page is corrupted. Follow the instructions below to fix:

  1. Open My Documents
  2. Up the top, select Tools
  3. Select Folder Options
  4. Select View
  5. Enable Hidden Files/folders
  6. Press Ok
  7. Close My Documents
  8. Click Start
  9. Click Search
  10. In the search field type:
  11. Delete the file that appears in the search result.
  12. Open Word

The file might also be located in the folders below, and is also safe to delete.

C:/Documents and Settings/%user%/Application Data/Microsoft/Templates

C:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Templates

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