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How do you get your file types back in Access 2003 after you removed office 2003 and reinstalled it? Also is there some way to stop Access 2003 from crashing when you are in report view and you click on print and choose a different printer other than the default printer without crashing.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Application Developer
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"How do you get your file types back in Access 2003 after you removed office 2003 and reinstalled it? "

When you re-installed Office, did you select ALL possible options - FULL install?  This is typically caused by doing a partial install of features.

"Also is there some way to stop Access 2003 from crashing when you are in report view and you click on print and choose a different printer other than the default printer without crashing."

Possibly a problem with a printer driver?  Does it happen for ANY printer other that default?
Have you done a Compact and Repair?

Also ...  Open Access (or any Office app) ... no need to open an MDB. Then, Help>>Detect & Repair ...

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I have reinstalled office a couple of times and I did the full install to run on my computor. I was thinking maybe it is a service pack I installed, but she logged in at another computer and she is fine. I installed service pack 2 and tryed it no fix and I tryed service pack 3 and same thing. The other tech did a wizard to remove all components of Office 2003 and it screwed things up and we were hoping it would fix it, but it seems worse.

The printer issue happens  when you click on any other printer, but the default. My workaround for this problem is to setup the color printer as the default and it prints find. It seems the universal print driver works great, but a specific driver doesn't work. Any clues.
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Application Developer
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Humm ....

Did you try this:

Open Access (or any Office app) ... no need to open an MDB. Then, Help>>Detect & Repair ...

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I went to control panel and did a repair on office 2003, but that didn't fix it. Is this different then doing it in the program by itself?
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Application Developer
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I don't know.  Might as well try that too.  

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I tried the detect and repair from Access 2003 and nothing has changed. I still can't get all my file types to display in the import option.
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Application Developer
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Try cross posting this in the Windows XP and Office  zones - the file types issue.

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how do I cross post?
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Application Developer
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Click the Request Attention button and ask to do this.

Sorry, I don't have any other ideas - short of a complete reinstall of Office - and if you do, be absolutely that you select ALL features and options.

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I think I figured out my problem. I did some more research and I found an article that is at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283881 . This seems like a registry problem. Have you had any experience dealing with modifying the reg. Also, do free software reg clean programs work and if so would it fix my problem?
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I ran the msexcl40.dll in my search for files and I did not get the windows registry path the article says. I used a couple of reg cleaners and my problem is not fixed. Do I have to add reg keys to the engines folder? I am not familiar with reg editing.
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