Edits to "Edit File Type" dialog for Excel not sticking

Hello Experts,

I foolishly changed the settings for xls open and new in the "Editing action for type" dialog.  

I added '%1' to the end of the "Application used to perform action" and now I need to remove that but whenever I do it just keeps reappearing.  How do I make this change stick.

Having this %1 in there is causing errors when I try to open xls files.

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Ivano ViolaSystem AdministratorCommented:
Click browse then select a different application other than excel.exe (eg. word.exe). Click OK. Re-open and see if the setting kept. If so lets change it back to Excel.exe by clicking browse. After selecting Excel.exe  make sure you add the /e /n to the end of the string as shown above. Hit OK. Hopefully the setting kept without the and the %1 is gone.

Let us know how it goes.
There should be a Default button you can click in teh file type, which should reset it......

If needed, log in as another Admin account, and try it there.....
eshurakAuthor Commented:
Ivanoviola - Even after changing the application to PPT it's adds the %1 back in.

John - There is a "set default" button on the "Edit File Type" dialog but it just changes the default action when something is double clicked, i.e. open, edit, print.  
Ivano ViolaSystem AdministratorCommented:
Can you delete the file type association (take note of the entries and values), reboot the computer then click "New" to manually re-add it? This might work.
eshurakAuthor Commented:
I actually fixed it by doing a repair and install on MS Office.

Thanks for your input.

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