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.xls or.docx is not a valid Win 32 application RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have just installed Office 2007 Enterprise onto a brand new Windows 7 64bit system. It all seemed to go OK and all the applications open and can be used OK.

    When I first tried to open some files transferred from my previous PC, the files did not associate with any Office applications.

    I found the 2007 Office applications and associated them manually.

    If I open Word or Excell and find these files, they will open. However if I double click on these files in their folders directly I get the error message  ''.xls (or .docx) is not a valid Win 32 application''.

    If I create a new file and save it, then try and open thses new files directly from their folder, I also get the same message.

    Any suggestions please.

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 8:26 PM

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  • When you associate the files manually, you've got to make sure that you have selected excel.exe and winword.exe

    Otherwise, it won't work.


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    • Proposed as answer by anyguy2 Saturday, September 24, 2011 3:14 AM
    Saturday, September 24, 2011 3:10 AM