Changing how .epub files try to open

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Thierry Croizer, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Thierry Croizer

    Thierry Croizer New Member

    Dec 6, 2013
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    I have several books downloaded from the Gutenberg project. They are .epub files. I tried to open one on my computer and it asked me to open the file using a program. I picked Microsoft Office Word - which didn't work - understandably. Now all the books I have downloaded try to open with Microsoft Office Word and the icon and file name have changed. The file name use to have .epub attached to it. Have I damaged the files? And is there a way for me to change them back to their original format? Attached is a photo of what the files look like now.

    Brand new to this.... please excuse me if I haven't given you enough info.

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  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Nov 30, 2009
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    I've found that Calibre from here
    Works pretty well as a generic epub manager / viewer as long as they are not DRM protected or of a proprietary format.
    Simply right click on you .epub files and choose "Open with" and select Calibre from the available options.
    You can watch a demo from the creator here
    and decide if it is something you might consider using.

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