Can't open word from desktop

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  1. ISJB macrumors member

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    I can only open word from my office folder, within my applications folder, not from my desktop.. All other programs work perfectly. Is there anything I can do to open it from my desktop?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What did you put on the Desktop? An alias?
    Can you make a screenshot of the Get Info window (CMD+I) of that Word shortcut and attach it to your next post?
     
  3. ISJB thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried using both the original app and a duplicate (not alias).

    Here's the message that pops up when trying to open it from the desktop (same message appears for the duplicate and the original).

    Also, attached is the Get Info window, it's also the same one for both.
     

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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  5. ISJB thread starter macrumors member

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    It's 10.6.8

    I don't really like the little arrow that comes up when you have an alias haha, however an alias does open from the desktop! I guess I could use it as a temporary solution, but I'd rather have a duplicate.
     
  6. ancelrick macrumors member

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    :eek:
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe this can help:
     
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