Disassociation of .pps in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by firedrill, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. firedrill

    firedrill MDL Novice

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    I used PowerPointViewer to read .ppt, .pps files in email. It works fine in one user-A, but does not work in another user-B in the same computer. This is because .pps is associated to wrong programs in user-B. PowerPointViewer does not show up as a program in "control panel / defaut program", so I can't correct this problem.

    There is a great article from mydigitallife which I thought can solve my problem:
    http://www.mydigitallife.net/2008/0...file-extension-associations-in-windows-vista/

    But I can't make it to work: For both users, Assoc & ftype looks the same
    Assoc .pps
    .pps=PowerPointViewer.SlideShow.11

    ftype PowerPointViewer.SlideShow.11
    PowerPointViewer.Slideshow.11=C:\Program Files <x86>\Microsoft Office\Office12\pptview.exe “%1”

    After I remove assoc and ftype for .pps (in user-B space) per article, by doing
    assoc .pps=(blank)
    ftype .PowerPointViewer.Slideshow.11=(blank)

    "Control panel / default program" still shows the wrong programs associated to .pps; I expect to see no association.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    Righht click on the file you want to open and select Open With-->Chouse Default Program.
    Browse to POWERPNT.EXE and selact "Always use...".
     
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  3. firedrill

    firedrill MDL Novice

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    Hi Petar,

    Thanks for the answer. I don't have power point, I only have the free powerpointviewer. PowerPointViewer does not show up as a program in "control panel / defaut program", so I can't correct this problem.
     
  4. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    Do the same as described above, but only browse to the free powerpointviewer. PowerPointViewer executable.
     
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