right click them and choose Open with.
browse to your MS Word application and choose it.
Should open now.
right click one of them and choose Get Info.
In the section marked Open with, browse and select MS Word
I am running OS 10.5.8 on an iMac.
A number of my older files, as far as I can tell so far all written in M. S. Word, have been converted into a strange file type which I cannot open, although the finder identifies them as being in the Word format. I have tried several ways of opening the files but at best can produce only garbage. The file icon looks like a darkened screen with the label ?exec? in the upper left-hand corner.
I would like to know how to stop this involuntary conversion of readable into non--readable files. I would also like to be able to convert those ?exec? files back into their original format.