double click excel file content doesn't display properly


I purchased Office Home and Student 2007 on line last year and installed it on my Windows 7 Home Premium computer. There's an issue with Excel keeps bugging me. If I open an excel file by bringing up an Excel program first it'd work properly. But if I simply double click the file, the content looks like binary code which is un-readable. How should I fix this? I tried right click -> open with, but excel is not on the list of programs to be picked.

I can't locate .exe files for excel/words any where in my file system. Only found excel 2007.lnk and word 2007.lnk under the following two places:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office>
C:\Users\Shujen\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu

Please help. Thanks.
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Brian GeeCommented:
So hopefully you can then right-click > Open With > Choose Default Program. If Excel is not listed, then click the Browse button and then go to the path to Excel  (mentioned earlier) to make it the default program.
Did you tried reinstalling it?
Brian GeeCommented:
Try finding it here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE
sdc248Author Commented:
Yes, yobri, it's in there...
sdc248Author Commented:
Have just done that and it works perfectly now.  Thanks a lot yobri.
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