Office Updates break Tiff file associations

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by grizzz, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. grizzz

    grizzz Guest

    It seems like every time we push office updates about 25% of our computers
    lose their tiff File association. Does anyone know why this happens? I'm
    having a hard time fixing it. We can't use a reg fix because we don't have a
    standard tif viewer. Right now we are having to touch every machine to fix
    it.

    Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
    grizzz, Jun 21, 2010
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  2. What is file type TIFF associated with now (and before the issue occurred on
    the majority of the systems)?
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 21, 2010
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  3. PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 21, 2010
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  4. grizzz

    grizzz Guest

    more information...I just checked and the machines that are broken are Office
    2003 SP3.

    Thanks!
     
    grizzz, Jun 21, 2010
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  5. grizzz

    grizzz Guest

    Hi Shenan,

    Right now there is no association. When they click tiff it asks them which
    program they would like to view the file with. Before the SP update the tiff
    files would open in MODI.

    Thank you!
     
    grizzz, Jun 21, 2010
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  6. grizzz

    grizzz Guest

    grizzz, Jun 22, 2010
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  7. grizzz

    grizzz Guest

    Not that I'm not grateful for the help of course I am but why would this be
    an Office issue? Its the update that is breaking the file assocation?
     
    grizzz, Jun 22, 2010
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  8. Shenan Stanley, Jun 22, 2010
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  9. Because maybe Office experts and users have experienced this and have an
    answer?

    : Not that I'm not grateful for the help of course I am but why would this
    be
    : an Office issue? Its the update that is breaking the file assocation?
    :
    : "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    :
    : > Office Support forums
    : > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/group/Office
    : >
    : >
    : > grizzz wrote:
    : > > It seems like every time we push office updates about 25% of our
    computers
    : > > lose their tiff File association. Does anyone know why this happens?
    I'm
    : > > having a hard time fixing it. We can't use a reg fix because we don't
    have
    : > > a
    : > > standard tif viewer. Right now we are having to touch every machine
    to
    : > > fix
    : > > it.
    : > >
    : > > Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    : >
    : > .
    : >
     
    Bickford Shmeckler, Jun 22, 2010
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  10. PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 22, 2010
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  11. The issue lies in the Office Update - this is the WindowsUpdate group, it
    may be the mechanism to get the update in question, but it is not the only
    mechanism for this update distribution and certainly is not *at fault* for
    the problem with the update itself.

    You can ask here - but a completely valid answer might be to refer you to
    experts with the particular product that is giving you the trouble.
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 22, 2010
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  12. grizzz

    grizzz Guest

    thank you all for your replies!!

     
    grizzz, Jun 23, 2010
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  13. When all else fails, RTFM.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 23, 2010
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