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Solved: Cannot associate Office 2010 (beta) with Office file types

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Epic, Jun 23, 2010.

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  1. Epic

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    My MS Office files have generic icons, and when I open them, Windows asks me which program to use. Office 2010 isn't even on the list. A trial version of Office 2007 came with my laptop. I downloaded the Office 2010 beta, then uninstalled 2007. Since I uninstalled the old Office, all my Office files are no longer associated with Office, and there seems to be no way to remarry them. Office 2010 (beta) doesn't appear in the default programs control panel. The only way I can open those files is to open Word/Excel/etc, and File>Open. I feel like this should be simple. Any ideas?
     
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    Did you uninstall 2007 after you installed 2010?
    If so you messed things up and you need to do a repair. Open Word, then the Office button, and then Word Options.
    There on the Resources area, run diagnostics and do a repair.
     
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    That did the trick. Thanks!
     
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