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Some ways to avoid some Word 2008 crashes
Authored by: ssundkvist on Mar 04, '09 01:28:03AM

My problem was that I couldn't open any document in Word 2008 without having a crash. It didn't matter if I tried to open an existing document by clicking on it or if I tried to open one from inside Word. I suspect the reason for the crashes was that I had previously opened a file on a removable or network drive that was no longer available and that Word couldn't handle the missing location properly.

To solve the issue, I opened the file in Property List Editor and deleted all rows named "2008\File Aliases\MSWD{NUMBER}" and "2008\MRU Access Date\MSWD{NUMBER}". Don't know if I really needed to delete both types of rows but I did it anyway.

As an alternative, I suppose one could follow the directions in the earlier posts and try to move the file out on the desktop before starting Word.

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