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Old 06-22-2014, 08:15 AM
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I just installed Office 2013 (monthly subscription) and never got the option to upgrade my Office 2010 Professional install. However, I downloaded and installed 2013 and then uninstalled 2010. Now my Excel files, saved to different directories on my hard drive or elsewhere, will not open when I click on them.

If I click on an Excel 2010 or older files, Excel 2013 opens with just a grey background, no spreadsheet gridlines etc. (which by the way is how it opens even when not selecting a file - just gray and blank).

If I first open Excel 2013, then choose the file within Excel under browse, it opens the file I selected fine.

Any idea how I can correct his issue so when I click on an Excel file it just opens without going thru opening Excel first then browsing to the file?



Thanks in advance.
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NWConsulting NWConsulting is offline Excel Office 2010 Files will not open outside of excel Windows 7 32bit Excel Office 2010 Files will not open outside of excel Office 2010 32bit
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Sounds like the file associations may have got a bit messed up when you did the 2010 un-install. You need to reset the associations

You can do this by starting Excel from the Run dialog box on the Windows Start menu using the /regserver switch.

Open the Run dialog, then enter Excel.exe /regserver and click OK.

This causes Excel to set itself back to "factory defaults".

You may need to include the entire path to Excel: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Excel.exe" /regserver

Of course, change the path to the correct value on your machine


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HTH,
Thanks for the reply, did as you directed but no luck.

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Old 06-22-2014, 07:23 PM
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I did a re-install and now all works as it should, thanks.
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