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When I try to open a powerpoint file from my desktop it will not open. If I open the application first and navigate to the file it will open. What can I do to solve this? Oh yea this is 2003
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by:MYCU
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Hi Hew,

Once you have the file open, try doing a save as and rename the file, and then try opening it again.
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by:Hew_New
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I tried to do a detect and repair and there seems to be a cab file missing. Do I have to reinstall my office?
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by:MYCU
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Did you try to open the file, do a save as, rename the file, and then open it yet?
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Is the File associations correct, does your PP document on Desktop have PP Icon?
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by:GlennaShaw
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Kechka is most likely correct, see here for how to correct your file associations:
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00355.htm
And if you have the Office CD, you should be able to run the Detect & Repair.  See: http://forums.techarena.in/office-setup/471267.htm
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