[dba-Tech] Excel

Arthur Fuller fuller.artful at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 07:30:21 CDT 2022

```Maybe you should trying removing the old Office and then reinstalling the
new one?

On Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 10:54 PM Rocky Smolin <rockysmolin2 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> The default was 2010 before the install. Since the default for Access and
> word was still 2010 I assumed it was the same for excel.
>
> So now I Iook at the defaults, and I see that the default for excel is
> 2021, where the default for Access and Word is 2010. When I double-click a
> word or Access file it opens in 2010. Ok. When I double-click the XL file,
> it opens in 2010 but doesn't load the file.
>
> When in the 'Choose default apps by file type screen, I'm not given the
> choice of Excel 2010, only 2021.
>
> When I look at the key you put in your email it reads
>
> "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\EXCEL.EXE" "%1"
>
> I changed it to
>
> "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Root\Office14\EXCEL.EXE" "%1"
>
> but it didn't make any difference.
>
> WTF?
>
> r
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 7:10 PM Stuart McLachlan <stuart at lexacorp.com.pg>
> wrote:
>
> > I don't understand If you   installed Office 2021, how did you set it to
> > default to Office 2010?
> >
> >
> > On 22 Oct 2022 at 16:49, Rocky Smolin wrote:
> >
> > > I have 2010 as the default for Excel and I want ti to open in 2010 but
> > > I may have to go to 2021 with Excel. WOrd, Powerpoint, and Access
> > > still open in 2010 by double-clicking the file.
> > >
> > > r
> > >
> > > On Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 1:19 PM Stuart McLachlan
> > > <stuart at lexacorp.com.pg> wrote:
> > >
> > > > If it is still opening opening Execl 2010 when you have installed
> > > > 2021, there was a problem with the installation.
> > > >
> > > > Check that
> > > > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlse\
> > > > has a Default value
> > > > Excel.Sheet.12
> > > > and
> > > > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\Open\command
> > > > has a Default value of
> > > > "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\EXCEL.EXE" "%1"
> > > >
> > > > (Open RegEdit as Admsinistrator)
> > > >
> > > > Sounds like it is is pointing to an earlier installation and is
> > > > missing the "%1"
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On 22 Oct 2022 at 12:11, Rocky Smolin wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I don't use excel much but since I installed that \$50 copy of
> > > > > Office 2021, when I double click an excel file, it opens excel
> > > > > (2010, the default)  but doesn't load the file. So I have to go to
> > > > > File and open it there.  Since mostly I opening excel files that I
> > > > > use from time to time - time sheets, journals, mail lists, etc -
> > > > > they're on the recently used list so I don't have to navigate to
> > > > > file with the open file dialog box.
> > > > >
> > > > > But it's an annoyance and if there's a workaround I sure would
> > > > > appreciate it.
> > > > >
> > > > > MTIA
> > > > >
> > > > > Rocky
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