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Setting Excel 2003 as default to open files

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by JudyDi, Sep 18, 2010.

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  1. JudyDi

    JudyDi Thread Starter

    Oct 30, 2004
    I recently installed MS Office 2010, but kept my installation of MS Office 2003. Very glad I did, because quite often I get errors in 2010 and it closes my file. It does a save of my doc so I can recapture it, but that is a nuisance. With my existing spreadsheets, I always want them to open in 2003. At least for now.

    I have gone through the 'open with' routine, doing the browse and going directly to the folder containing the 2003 version of excel.exe and specifing that as the program to use to open Excel spreadsheets. I checked "always use this program....", but when I click on the file it opens 2010.

    I find I have to open 2003 first and then load the file. I don't want to have to do that.

    Running WindowsXP, SP3.

    Any suggestions?
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Hi JudyDi

    Since this is a question seeking help, it does not fall in the category of "Tech Tips or Tricks" - (Share the tech-related tips and tricks that you've come across).
    Therefore I have moved your post to the "Business Applications" forum where you should receive more help.
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