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JSI Tip 2300. Office documents open in Internet Explorer instead of the office application?

In Windows NT 4.0, when you click on a link to an office file, the file opens in Internet Explorer, instead of opening in the office application?

This is the default behavior of Internet Explorer.

To configure IE, running under Windows NT 4.0, to open an office document in the office application, use Regedt32 to navigate to the document extension at:


Using the string of the <No Name> value, navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\<String of No Name>.

Example:If you are running Excel 97, the .xls <No Name> value contains Excel.Sheet.8, so you would navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.8.

Select this subkey and Add Value name BrowserFlags using the Edit menu. Using the REG_DWORD type, set the data value to 8.

Repeat the above steps of the other extensions you want to configure.

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