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How Do I *Stop* Quattro Pro from Converting Access and Excel Files? RRS feed

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  • Ever since I installed WordPerfect 7, I've had periodic difficulties of having stored Excel files open in Quattro Pro.  Normally, I can easily correct that by retrieving the files from within Excel.  But now a more difficult problem has presented itself.  Yesterday, I tried exporting an Access file into Excel and Quattro Pro opened.  Short of deleting Quattro Pro is there anyone I can stop it from trying to convert my Excel and Access files?
    Monday, February 23, 2015 7:19 PM

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  • Hi Robert,

    Have you tried setting the default in explorer to Excel? I mean the option to right click an Excelfile and choose open with and then set the program to MS Excel? There is an additional checkbox you can check to set this to always use this program to open with this program. Maybe the default has been set to Quatro Pro. Same goes for an Access file right click and set the deafult to MS Access.

    Maurice


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    • Marked as answer by George123345 Monday, March 9, 2015 9:39 AM
    Monday, February 23, 2015 10:02 PM

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  • Hi Robert,

    Have you tried setting the default in explorer to Excel? I mean the option to right click an Excelfile and choose open with and then set the program to MS Excel? There is an additional checkbox you can check to set this to always use this program to open with this program. Maybe the default has been set to Quatro Pro. Same goes for an Access file right click and set the deafult to MS Access.

    Maurice


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer. Thank You

    • Marked as answer by George123345 Monday, March 9, 2015 9:39 AM
    Monday, February 23, 2015 10:02 PM
  • Thanks for your response.  However, your answer raises another problem.  After installing an HP M476nw printer a couple of weeks ago, Internet Explorer shut down, and I can't get it back up so to speak.  I've read all of Microsoft's How to Install Internet Explorer 10 (and Internet Explorer 11) in Windows 7 online support; but when I try to do so, I keep getting an error message which in substance states" you can't install this version because you've already installed a latter version of IE.  What's a fellow to do?  I've tried uninstalling Internet Explorer and beginning with a cold boot; but, nothing seems to work.  So, at least until I can find a solution to that problem, I guess I'm stuck with Firefox.  Sigh.

    Monday, February 23, 2015 10:40 PM
  • My mistake... not clear enough i meant the Windows Explorer not Internet Explorer.

    Maurice


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    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Thursday, March 5, 2015 6:15 AM
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:44 PM