Microsoft KB Archive/107230

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Works 2.0 for Windows Cannot Read Word 6.0 for Windows Files


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, version 6.0


Word version 6.0 for Windows shares many of its text converters with Microsoft Works for Windows, Microsoft Publisher, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Publisher, PowerPoint, and Works for Windows version 3.0 can read Word 6.0 files using the Word 6.0 converter (the Word 6.0 converter, MSWORD6.CNV, is installed by Word 6.0 for Windows), but Works for Windows version 2.0 cannot.


Works 2.0 for Windows will issue a "Cannot Load Conversion Files" error message when attempting to open a Word 6.0 for Windows file, as it is not able to use unidirectional converters.

For a complete list of Word's shared and nonshared converters, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

text and converter and shared and nonshared and 6.0


To read Word 6.0 for Windows files in Works for Windows, upgrade to Works version 3.0 for Windows.

Additional query words: word6 textconv w_works

Keywords : kbconversion
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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