Restore Office/Outlook file associations
Posted on 2003-03-04
Various applications that I have installed have taken some file type associations away from my Office 2000 SR-1a installation. In particular, Palm Desktop has grabbed the VCS/iCalendar file type. (I can no longer add an eVite to my calendar seamlessly - wah! :))
I found another post that provided the following batch file:
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ECHO Starting Office 2000 File Associations Fix
ECHO Please be sure that all Office 2000 Applications are closed
ECHO Including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook
ECHO Press any key to apply the fix, or Ctrl-C to cancel...
start /w winword.exe /regserver >NUL
start /w excel.exe /regserver >NUL
start /w powerpnt.exe /regserver >NUL
start /w msaccess.exe /regserver >NUL
ECHO Fix completed! Press any key to exit.
--------- end file --------------
This seemed to work. But, when I tried to add this line:
start /w outlook.exe /regserver >NUL
It gave me an error message about that being an invalid command line option.
I've tried doing a 'repair' from Add/Remove and it's still not right.