Microsoft Word Not Listed In IE HTML Editors List. How to Add it Back?

Office setup adds the Microsoft Word to the HTML Editors list in Internet Explorer options automatically. If that doesn’t happen (Word isn’t listed), this post tells you how to add it back to the HTML Editors list.

To include Microsoft Word to the list, open Regedit.exe and go to:


Create a sub key named winword.exe

Exit the Registry Editor.

Word is now added to the list of HTML Editors, in Internet Options > Programs tab.

Alternately to accomplish this using command-line, open a elevated Command Prompt and type this command:

REG ADD HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.htm\OpenWithList\winword.exe

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Ramesh Srinivasan founded back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and has a vast experience in Windows — delivering support for Microsoft's consumer products. He has been a Microsoft MVP (2003-2012) who contributes to various Windows support forums.

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