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Problem opening files by double clicking the file

Postby QXJ0 » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 23:18:03 GMT

When I double click on a Word or Excel file, office 2000 run a small install 
and then opens the application, hoever, it does not open the file. If i the 
open a file from there it works fine.
I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2 and Office 2000 Pro.


Re: Problem opening files by double clicking the file

Postby LaManchaDQ » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 00:59:33 GMT

Yep, I've got the same problem with a secondary user account.  If I 
double-click on a file in my account it opens fine without any install 
running.  I'm the one that installed Office 2000 Pro.  The other user gets 
that install dialog and eventually word/excel etc. but no file.  Once the 
program is open loading the file is fine.

I tried increasing the user rights as suggested in Microsoft's Knowledgebase 
but that did not work. I tried reinstalling Office under the other user's 
account, but that did not fix the problem.  I also would liek to know what 
is causing this problem. 

Re: Problem opening files by double clicking the file

Postby QXJ0 » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 05:40:04 GMT

I was able to fix it by uninstalling office 2000 from Add/remove programs, 
deleting the following registry entries:

And then installed office again and everything is fine now.

Apparently Office 2000 has problems when running in multi-user systems.

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