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Make file assciation of .vsd file Visio viewer

Hi,

I am trying to set file association of .vsd file as Visio viewer. for this i am setting following registry key using a vbscript:

Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Classes\.vsd
Name: VisioViewer.Viewer
Value: application/vnd.ms-visio.viewer

The above registry key works perfectly with Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit. But when i am setting same registry key for XP, i am not able to se .vsd content( in visio viewer).However file association is getting set as Visio viewer.

Any  thoughts. Thanks in advance
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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
I installed Visio Viewer on a VM with XP and no MS Office and took a look at the registry. I've attached the three branches that look most relevant; there were at least a dozen others that relate to Visio file variations.

Let me know if this helps...
VV-HKCR-1.reg
VV-HKCR-2.reg
VV-HKLM-vsd.reg
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KC2TCApplication RepackagingAuthor Commented:
Hi Scott,

Thanks for your suggestion. I have imported the reg files given by you. I am still not able to open .vsd document. I am getting an Open save dialog box(attached screen shot).


Any thoughts........
Visio.jpeg
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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Perhaps I should back up a step... what is the reason you need to tinker with the registry? If you install the Visio Viewer it should set all of the required entries correctly. Is it because you also have Visio on these systems but want diagrams to open in the viewer by default instead of in Visio?
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KC2TCApplication RepackagingAuthor Commented:
HiScott,
The scenario is: I have visio viewer installed in the machine. In same machine I have installed Visio. If i am unistalling Visio from the machine, i am not able to open .vsd document.Since it is deleting all the registry key for Visio viewer as well.  
So i want if i am uninstalling Visio form a machine which has viewer all ready install .vsd document should open in Visio viewer.
Is there any way to do this..............???
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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Rather than try to make the reg entries directly, I would let Windows do it -- that way it should make all of the required changes for you.

In Windows Explorer, right-click on a VSD file and select "Open With...". Ensure that "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" is checked. If Internet Explorer isn't visible, click Browse button, navigate to Internet Explorer, and then click OK.

Worst case, just install the Visio Viewer again and it will set all of the appropriate entries.
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KC2TCApplication RepackagingAuthor Commented:
Thanks Scott
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