Please Help


Dennis Tucker

I am able to run 2000 and 2007 on the same machine ok except for the following

The File Type associations are messed up. I have a bunch of files that were created in 2000 and they have the *.xls extension. I want these files(when double clicked) to open in Excel 2000. However, Excel 2007 is dominating this action.

I have tried changing the association for the *.xls file type to version 2000. That did not work. I tried deleting the association for the *.xls file type and making a new one for the 2000 version. That did not work.

Please help.





i have never had this problem but i have read seveal posts about this ie
having 2 version of an application on the same pc.
it appears that the last version installed become the default version which
is most probably a windows thing. the solution recommended is to reinstall
the older version so that it will looked at as the last version installed and
therefore the default version. this may solve your .xls problem but what
happens when you open a .xlsx.
not sure. they say that the solution to one problem begets another problem
so i'm not sure if i am giving your a solution to all your problems.

good luck.

Chip Pearson

Try starting Excel 2000 version using the /regserver switch. With
Excel closed, go to the Windows Start menu, choose Run, and enter the
following and press Run.

"C:\Program Files\Office 2000\Office9\Excel.exe" /regserver

Include the quotes as shown. Of course, change the file path to your
specific installation of Excel 2000. Note that there is a space
between the second quote character and the / chartacter, but no space
following the / character.

Chip Pearson
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
Excel Product Group, 1998 - 2010
Pearson Software Consulting, LLC
(email on web site)


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