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Windows 7: need help selecting default program to open .mdi files from MS Office

14 Feb 2011   #1
ronwood13

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
need help selecting default program to open .mdi files from MS Office

There are dumb questions. They are only asked by someone that already knows the answer.
That said, I need help selecting a default program to open .mdi files from MS office 2003. I found the program in Programs(86), common files, microsoft shared, MODI, 11, MSPVIEW.EXE. But cannot set it up as a 'Default' program.
Can you help or should I just open the program manually and view my MDI files?


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14 Feb 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Ron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to right click on the file and use "Open With" to select the program to always open it.

Open With - Change Default Program

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Feb 2011   #3
ronwood13

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I have no 'open with' but I can get to the program to open 'MDI' files but it won't accept it . It won't paste it in the open with or 'Other' programs' window.. useing windows programs located in "Default Programs"
Thanks for your help.
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15 Feb 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Ron,

Check to see if this may help some more.

Right click on the MDI file, click on Open, then select the Select a program from a list of installed programs option, click OK, and try the link below.

ibannieb Tech Support: Unable To Open Mdi File in Office 2003

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15 Feb 2011   #5
ronwood13

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Will not apply program

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ron,

Check to see if this may help some more.

Right click on the MDI file, click on Open, then select the Select a program from a list of installed programs option, click OK, and try the link below.

ibannieb Tech Support: Unable To Open Mdi File in Office 2003

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I have gone to the step where I can select the program and it will not apply it. My path was 'Program Files (86), Common files, microsoft shared, 11.0, MODI, MSPVIEW.EXE. When selected it does not appear where it should to select as the defaultprogram. I am stuborn, I like to try at least but I feel I will use the short-cut I made to MSPVIEW.EXE to open my old files.
Thank you very much for your help, Ron
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15 Feb 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

You're welcome Ron. I wish I could help further.
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16 Feb 2011   #7
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The following MicroSoft article covers opening .MDI files. It refers to Office 2007, but may be a useful guide:

An .mdi file does not open in the Microsoft Office Document Imaging program that is included in the 2007 Office programs
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