How can I open a Word file that shows a “converter mswrd 632″ error?
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My Microsoft Word files are not opening, showing the problem of “converter mswrd 632″. How can I open those files. They are also not opening in Office 2007, 2010, 2003, always showing the same problem.

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  • Anonymous

    This error is cause because of f the security update for Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 on December 8, 2009.

    You may experience mail merge issues write files are parsed but no message is shown.

    To resolve this issue, an affected user can unregister the mswrd632 converter by editing the registry as follows:

    Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

    Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsText ConvertersImportMSWord6.wpc
    On the Edit menu, click Delete.
    Click Yes.
    Exit Registry Editor.

    NOTE: For x64 systems above path is slightly changed:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftWindows CurrentVersionAppletsWordpad

    This change will effectively unregister the converter and disable it for third-party applications and for Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office will use its own text converters to open these kinds of files.

    Next Go to Tools > Options > General (Tab) in Word 2003
    And check “Confirm Conversion at Open”
    When you next try to open the document it will prompt you with a list to convert from. Choose Word 2007 and your document will open.
    Have in mind that you will have to unregister mswrd632 first, which is noted above, before you make this changes.

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