Double-clicking an Excel XML file opens it up in Word!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Keith Howard, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Keith Howard

    Keith Howard Guest

    We save our Excel and Word files as XML, so that we can do search and replace
    operations over the XML text files. This causes the following problem: Even
    though the XML files contain information about which MS Office application
    was used to create the document (e.g. <?mso-application
    progid="Word.Document"?> ), when I double click on an Excel file in Explorer,
    the file opens up in Word, regardless of whether it is an Excel XML file or a
    Word XML file. Is there a way to make Explorer more intelligent when opening
    up such files (e.g. via a registry key setting)?
    Keith Howard, Mar 5, 2008
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