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Windows 7: Office 2010(Win7, 64bit) won't open Office 2007(WinXPr3 32 bit) files

24 Sep 2011   #1
Grubby76

wondows7 64 bit
 
 
Office 2010(Win7, 64bit) won't open Office 2007(WinXPr3 32 bit) files

Just bought a new laptop with Windows7 64bit installed-my first exposure to Windows7. I had Office 2007 installed on my old Dell 32 bit machine. I had also recently pruchased Office 2010 and installed that on my new machine.

Now, when I try to open those 32bit 2007 files with 64bt 2011, Iget an error message that "no picture file is available", or words to that effect. When I try to "open with", the only option displayed is "Microsoft Office" with an icon that looks like a picture file. When I try to browse to the proper office program(Excel, for example), there are none of teh Office suite programs displayed, only "Microsoft Office".

I can navigate seperately to the proper progran, Excel, etc., and drag the file into the application, and it opens, and all seems to work OK. I "save as" the proper application file, but it still will not open with double-click on the file name.

I have not seen this particular item in the forums and would appreciate very much some help in fixing this issue.

Thanks,

Grubby


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25 Sep 2011   #2
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello Grubby76, welcome to the forum.

We have an excellent Window 7 File Association Tutorial here:
Open With - Change Default Program
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26 Sep 2011   #3
Grubby76

wondows7 64 bit
 
 

This doesn't address my problem. I know how to do file associations. The problem is that when I try to navigate to a Microsoft Office application, nothing shows up in the list, except a "Microsoft Office" icon. The "navigate to" function does not navigate within Microsoft office suite of applications.
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