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Old 07-30-2019, 11:17 AM
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When I save a Word document as .doc or .docx, it does show the Word Icon wherever I save the file. However, when I attach the same document to an e-mail, the icon changes to a WordPerfect icon. It will still open as a Word document, but it's confusing to my clients. This only happens when I attach a Word document to an e-mail and nowhere else. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.




P.S. I use Win 10, Word 2016. I changed my profile, but it is still showing my old one on this post. Thnx.
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The icon that is displayed is a setting configured on each Windows machine and therefore out of your control on any machine other than your own.

Try this link to see if it fixes your machine
Change the file association for an email attachment - Outlook
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As an alternative, you could try repairing Office which should also fix issues with file associations.
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