I have quite an urgent problem- all of my Microsoft Word documents have somehow changed to Microsoft Office, and I cannot open them. I have no idea how this happened, but I noticed it a few days ago.
Normally all of my documents open fine through Word, but now when I try to open them a Microsoft Office window pops up, saying "The Microsoft Office product necessary to open this file is not installed on your computer" and doesn't allow me to open any of my documents, which are all Microsoft Word.
Whenever I try to open/save documents on my computer from the internet, which are also Word documents, the same thing happens. The little blue paper with the "W" next to the document has changed to a completely orange piece of paper, and instead of saying "Rich Text Format" underneath the file type, they all say "DOCX File."
I have never used Microsoft Office and don't even have it purchased on my computer. It is there pre-installed from when I purchased my laptop a few years ago. This has never happened before and I honestly have no idea what to do. It is very important that this problem is solved ASAP because all of my documents have important information regarding school.
Any help is really appreciated- thank you very much in advance!