Opening a Word file gives me error

Whenever I try to open a Word file by double clicking the file name, I get the error message: Windows cannot find C:\.... no matter where I have the file stored I get this message the first time I try to open it. Word is not yet running when I do this. The second time I double click it, it opens as it should. By this time, Word is running. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Clarification Request
That's a known error with Word/office 97.

No patch was issued for that but it would help if you told what version.

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Opening a Word File gives me error

I am using MS Office Home and Student 2007 with Word 2007

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Sounds like an addin issue.

Remove all addins and if it fails consider that you wrote "a file" and not all files. Could this one file be defective? Could it be read only?

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Opening a Word file gives me an error

This partiular file is password protected and that could be the issue here. If I open Word first and then double click on the file, it opens up. So guess I will live with that approach. I had already disabled all addins before and that didn't solve the problem. Have appreciated your thoughts on this, thanks.

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Try this.

Save it without the password and see if that cures it. Now add the password and try again.

If it fails, report this bug to Microsoft.

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