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Spreadsheet File Association - Excel 2003


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#1 Magic Sam

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

My current PC configuration has Excel 2003 running within W7 apparently without problems despite the age difference.  At some point in the past I downloaded Libre Office as a fallback.  But if now I open an .xls spreadsheet from Windows Explorer it comes up within Libre Office.  Clearly a case for manually changing the file association.  But I don't seem to be able to find the location of my Excel 2003 to do this.  Within All Programs this comes up just as 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office

but this does not seem to correspond to the file structure within W Explorer.

How can I find where Excel program really hides?



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:38 PM

It should be located under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office or C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office:)  .

 

You'll probably have to drill down one further level inside the Microsoft Office folder, I can't recall which naming convention they used for that version of Office.


Edited by daveydoom, 23 February 2015 - 04:40 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:54 PM

You should be able to set the xls file association using this method. For every Office File to be associated with Office use "Select this Program as Default" . For changing only certain file types use "Choose defaults for this program"


Edited by JohnC_21, 23 February 2015 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

Thanks to both.  I found it finally as you said but within the Office11 folder.  Setting it as the default was more complicated in that Excel did not appear within the list of choices.  I finally did it via the "Open with .." route and navigating manually to Office11.  Strange but it seems to have worked, tks!






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