Microsoft KB Archive/107758

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MSWORD6.CNV Setup Proposes Incorrect Directory Location


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0


The Word 6.0 for Windows Converter Kit Setup program proposes an incorrect directory location for installation of the MSWORD6.CNV converter file. If Word 6.0 is installed on your computer, the Setup program will always propose the Word 6.0 directory. If only Word 2.0 is installed, Setup will always propose C:\WINWORD regardless of the actual location of your Word 2.0 directory. Setup should actually be proposing installation in your <Windows>\MSAPPS\TEXTCONV directory (where <Windows> is the location of your Windows program directory).


Microsoft has identified this as a problem in the Setup program supplied with the Word 6.0 for Windows Converter Kit. This problem was fixed in a later version of the Microsoft Word for Windows Converter Kit.


Even though Setup proposes the wrong directory location, choose OK to continue installation. MSWORD6.CNV will be properly installed in the <Windows>\MSAPPS\TEXTCONV shared converter directory and will be properly registered in the Word 2.0 [MSWord Text Converters] section of the WIN.INI file. Essentially, the fact that Setup proposes the wrong directory location is harmless.


If Word 6.0 is installed on your computer, the Setup log file W6_SETUP.STF will be added to your Word 6.0 directory. If only Word 2.0 is installed, a C:\WINWORD directory will be created if it does not already exist, and W6_SETUP.STF will be placed in this directory. This file provides the information needed by Setup to remove an installation of the Word 6.0 converter and can be safely removed if you do not plan to run Setup again.

The exact messages returned by Setup when proposing the incorrect directory location appear as follows:

Setup has detected a version of Microsoft Word in the directory shown below.

For best results, install Microsoft Word 6.0 Converter in this directory.

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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