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2nd September 2011, 05:08 PM #1
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Windows 7 64 bit file association problems (office 2007)
Hi all, ive just deployed 30 brand new machines in one of our IT suites pre installed with windows 7 64bit. Now the problem I have is each a time a user logs on to the network I have to associtae file types so that they open in the correct program, this tends to happen with office 2007 documents. The problem is I dont mind doing it once on each machine, setting default programs, eg docx to be opened in word and so on. The problem is every user who logs on hasa problem where it doesnt recognise the default program to open the file. I've set it once logged in as administrator but it doesnt apply to every user who logs on to the machine.
Any advice as school starts Monday grrrrrr!
2nd September 2011, 05:48 PM #2
GPP can do file associations as a interim fix. You can define the prefence in the users OU under group policy preferences->user->Files I think.
3rd September 2011, 09:02 PM #3
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After browsing many forums the only solution that seems to work is this one. I'm going to try it tomorrow. Hopefully it'll work for all users who log on if I do this logged in as local admin
The program that you're pointing to isn't registered correctly.
In regedit: Navigate to*Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications and find your .exe name.*
Navigate under its name to shell>open>command. In the Default change its location to the actual location of the executable, hit okay and then try and reassociate the file type as you normally would.
Let me know if that doesn't seem to work.
Hope this helps anyone else
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