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problem opening word or excel files

By catalinro ·
Recently I installed Windows XP on my computer.
After that I installed Office XP but I choose to keep previous Office 97.
All worked fine.

After that I went, in a folder, on tools -> folder options -> files types and then I choose to add a new options for opening excel and word files by default with word or excel 97 but with possibility to choose either word or excel XP with a right click on the file.

After those changes when I double click an excel file with a name who have more than one word
Example: "My excel file.xls" the program first try to open my.xls, excel.xls, file.xls and at last he open "My excel file.xls"

How can I change that?


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by BFilmFan In reply to problem opening word or e ...

Follow the steps here to correct that issue:

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by ReWrite In reply to problem opening word or e ...

I'm not sure how you made the association with word 97 but you can reset all of the associations to their default values by doing the following:

go to Windows\inf\shell.inf and right click on the inf file, then Click Install

You can then try to reassociate with word 97 or just open word 97 and then the file when you want to use it.



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