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 is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

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