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MS Word recently would open some files on my laptop but not others.
When I clicked on a file from File Explorer, the black CMD window opened very briefly and then closed
I thought it was a cache or 365 or cloud sync problem or a "need to repair" but it wasn't.

I saved a file in .doc (old Word) format and then double clicked to open, that worked.

But the actualyproblem was a file and program association problem

For some reason, I had associated Winzip or &-zip with all .docx files, so that is what tried to open.

If you change the file association back, maybe right click on the file from File Explorer, then "Open with" (always) you can fix it.
 

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