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File Association lost with excel

Posted on 2004-04-23
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hi all,

I have a user who did something to her PC and now, when she double click on an xls file, the system does not know to use excel.

Is there a registry key I can export for another PC (that works) and import it to hers or do I have to rebuild the file association?

tks,
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One very easy way to do this:  open up Explorer or My Computer, find a file with an .xls file extension, hold down the Shift key as you right click on the file, select the "Open with" option from the Context menu that scrolls out.  Then find Excel in the list of programs opened up (you might have to use the Browse button to navigate  to it), make sure there is a check mark next to "always use this program to open this type of file", and click OK.
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