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Old 09-26-2017, 11:38 PM
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Question Default opening changed from 2010 to 2016 - How to change it back on Win10?

Hello, I have Office 2010 and since 2 days I cannot open *.xlsx files by double clicking on them. My system always tries to open them with Excel 2016 which I don't have and then redirects me to a page where I can buy Excel 2016. I tried to change the default program to open the files with but I am unable to find Excel 2010 on my Windows 10 system.
I can, however, open Excel 2010 via the desktop shortcut and then open the files within Excel 2010. How can I change the default settings and simply open the files directly with Excel 2010 as before?


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Old 09-27-2017, 01:59 AM
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Rigth click on your Excel link on the desktop, select properties, that sould show you were excel is located.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:16 AM
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Hi, Thats also what I thought an tried. But it tells me that Excel is on the desktop. When I right click on a file and want to select Excel from the desktop and say open with this program I get an error message with "Catastrophic Failure". What else could I do?
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Perhaps lookup on the net a way to get rid of any references to 2016 on your computer ( this might involve tweaking the registry so backups might be needed)
Then uninstall completely XL2010 and any programs related to 2016 you have on the PC via the Control Panel - reboot and re-install XL2010
Also backup all your files just in case
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Old 09-28-2017, 01:36 AM
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After uninstalling any Office 2016 components that have found there way onto the system, all that should be required is a repair of Office 2010 (via Windows Control Panel > Programs > Programs & Features > Microsoft Office 2010 > Change > Repair).
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:45 AM
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That's it! Thank you so much!!
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