How to make excel 12 the default again

JV0710

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Hi

I have both excel 2003 and 2007 installed on my computer. Excel 2007 became the default when I installed it. That was until about an hour ago when it suddenly changed and now excel 2003 is the default.

Does anybody know how I change this back to have all excel files open with excel 2007 as the default ?

Thanks

JVN
 

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RoryA

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Office Version
  1. 365
  2. 2019
  3. 2016
  4. 2010
Platform
  1. Windows
  2. MacOS
Start-Run, enter:
Code:
"C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office12\excel.exe" /regserver
(adjusting path if required) and press enter. That should reset the registry entries.
 

RoryA

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Office Version
  1. 365
  2. 2019
  3. 2016
  4. 2010
Platform
  1. Windows
  2. MacOS
Then you may need to go into the File Types tab in Tools-Folder Options in explorer and change the settings for all the .xl* file types manually, so they open with version 12.
 
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