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Most of the article above deals with XP. I have been able to associate the extensions with the correct files and even go into the register and remove show and put open to make them work, however with Windows Vista I did all the things required to open PPS but it still did not open. I found that it was missing from the file associatin page under the extensions alphabetical list. PPT and other extensions were there but PPS was not. How do I put it back on the page so I can associate the Power Point Viewer with it?
Larry > create a new entry but I used &Open in the Action field
THANKS!!! Creating the "Open" action fixed the problem with Outlook Express not opening .pps files.
I much prefer your help, to the "fix" exe file offered everywhere else.
It's better to understand the problem and the fix, then to use blindly a fix hidden in an .exe file.
BTW, Microsoft while clearly aware of the bug didn't bother to fix it for over five years! They've saved a few minutes of their own time at the expense of thousands of hours of user's wasted time and frustration. Why am I not surprised?
On my Windows Vista, there is no file type tab in Folder Options. What now?
I use windows live, have install the pps viewer and I still can't open pps files without saving them and then viewing them using the viewer.
Great web site and my problem is solved. You are right, PPS files are a pain. Your site was given to me by a tech at systemax. Thanks
I have the same problem with Windows 7. I cannot open pps files as an attachment in Windows Live Mail. Have to save them, then use the MS Power Point program to open them. The fix you describe does not apply to Windows 7 because there is no "Advanced" button to use.
The devil is in the details. Tell your friend (linked given in this page) that he helped me solve the problem with the attached pps files, but in my case the exe file (Office 2007) was in Office14 (instead of 12) and I had to Browse instaed of writing the path. For some reason didn't like my writing.
Sorry I used your page, but the Feedback tab in your friend's page is not working.
Thanks for the link.
I use windows XP, have install the pps viewer and I still can't open pps files.
What can i do.
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