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Outlook Attachments trying to open in Excel


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magusbuckley

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Hello:

This is a Windows XP Pro machine running Office XP. When trying to open attachments, they always try to open in Excel. When I try to open the attachment, Excel opens up and then pops up and error message stating the the file type is incorrect.

Is there any way to fix this. I can't find anything in Outlook associating .doc files with the Excel Program.

Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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wannabe1

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Hello magusbuckley...

Sounds like a file association problem...

Open Control Panel and double click the "Folder Options" icon. Under the "File Types" tab, locate the file type (extension) you want to change and select it (left click). In the section below the file types, make sure the correct program is selected for your file type...if it isn't, use the "Change" button to select the correct program and "Apply" the change.

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wannabe1:

Thanks for the information. That did the trick.

I appreciate it.

Thanks,

Magus
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Glad to help! :whistling:
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