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You receive an error message when you try to open or to save a file type that was blocked by your registry policy settings in Word 2007 or in Word 2003:

You receive an error message when you try to open or to save a file type 
that was blocked by your registry policy settings in Word 2007 or in Word 2003:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922849
 
From Gary in the newsgroup 
Hi,

The “You are attempting to open a file that was created in an earlier 
version of Microsoft Office” error is one that seems not to impact many, but 
that is scant comfort if you are one of those impacted. MS’s response is 
lame, so I’ve included a fix here. The .REG entries are included for Excel, 
PowerPoint, Word, and Corel Draw. All info was extracted from the current 
crop of MSKB articles that are available as of 9/23/2007.

What you’ll need to do is create a .REG file appropriate to the version of 
Office (either 2003 or 2007) you’ll be using it on. To do this, create a 
.TXT file from either of the following sections, then rename it 
O2K3Error.REG or O2K7Error.REG (other then the .REG extension, the actual 
name is unimportant) as appropriate to your version of Office, and merge it 
into the registry at each XP workstation experiencing the error. Please note 
that 1) although I am confident these fixes will work on W2K workstations, I 
have none to test these on, and 2) if you’ll be using these on W2K machines, 
the REG files will have to be tweaked for the W2K version of Regedit.EXE. (I 
*think* that the only difference would be that the first line of the W2K 
version would have to say, “Windows Registry Editor Version 4.00,” but alas 
I am not sure of this.)

If you have any comments, corrections, or additions, please post them here 
so they will travel with the thread.

GaryK

For OFFICE 2003 (do not include the dashed lines):
——————————————-

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Security]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Security\FileOpenBlock]
“FilesBeforePowerPoint97″=dword:00000000
“BInaryFiles”=dword:00000000
“HTMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“Converters”=dword:00000000
“Outlines”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Security\FileSaveBlock]
“FilesBeforePowerPoint97″=dword:00000000
“Converters”=dword:00000000
“Outlines”=dword:00000000
“HTMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“BinaryFiles”=dword:00000000
“GraphicFilters”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Security]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Security\FileOpenBlock]
“BinaryFIles”=dword:00000000
“FilesBeforeVersion”=dword:00000000
“HTMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“XMLFIles”=dword:00000000
“RTFFiles”=dword:00000000
“Converters”=dword:00000000
“TextFiles”=dword:00000000
“InternalFiles”=dword:00000000
“WLLFiles”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Security\FileSaveBlock]
“BinaryFiles”=dword:00000000
“FilesBeforeVersion”=dword:00000000
“HTMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“XMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“Converters”=dword:00000000
“RTFFiles”=dword:00000000
“TextFiles”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Security]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Security\FileOpenBlock]
“BinaryFIles”=dword:00000000
“LotusAndQuatroProFiles”=dword:00000000
“DifAndSylkFiles”=dword:00000000
“HtmlandXmlssFiles”=dword:00000000
“XMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“TextFiles”=dword:00000000
“XLLFiles”=dword:00000000
“Converters”=dword:00000000
“DatabaseandDatasourceFiles”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Security\FileSaveBlock]
“BinaryFIles”=dword:00000000
“DifAndSylkFiles”=dword:00000000
“LotusAndQuatroProFiles”=dword:00000000
“DatabaseandDatasourceFiles”=dword:00000000
“TextFiles”=dword:00000000
“XMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“Converters”=dword:00000000
“XLLFiles”=dword:00000000
“HtmlandXmlssFiles”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Graphics 
Filters\Import\CDR]
“Enabled”=dword:00000001

———————————————–


For OFFICE 2007 (do not include the dashed lines):

==========================

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Security]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Security\FileOpenBlock]
“FilesBeforePowerPoint97″=dword:00000000
“BInaryFiles”=dword:00000000
“HTMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“GraphicFilters”=dword:00000000
“Outlines”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Security\FileSaveBlock]
“FilesBeforePowerPoint97″=dword:00000000
“Outlines”=dword:00000000
“HTMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“BinaryFiles”=dword:00000000
“GraphicFilters”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Security]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Security\FileOpenBlock]
“BinaryFIles”=dword:00000000
“FilesBeforeVersion”=dword:00000000
“HTMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“XMLFIles”=dword:00000000
“RTFFiles”=dword:00000000
“Converters”=dword:00000000
“TextFiles”=dword:00000000
“InternalFiles”=dword:00000000
“OpenXMLFiles”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Security\FileSaveBlock]
“BinaryFiles”=dword:00000000
“FilesBeforeVersion”=dword:00000000
“HTMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“XMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“Converters”=dword:00000000
“RTFFiles”=dword:00000000
“OpenXMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“TextFiles”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Security]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Security\FileOpenBlock]
“Binary12FIles”=dword:00000000
“OpenXMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“BinaryFIles”=dword:00000000
“DifAndSylkFiles”=dword:00000000
“HtmlandXmlssFiles”=dword:00000000
“XMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“TextFiles”=dword:00000000
“XLLFiles”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Security\FileSaveBlock]
“Binary12FIles”=dword:00000000
“BinaryFIles”=dword:00000000
“DifAndSylkFiles”=dword:00000000
“TextFiles”=dword:00000000
“XMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“OpenXMLFiles”=dword:00000000
“HtmlandXmlssFiles”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Graphics 
Filters\Import\CDR]
“Enabled”=dword:00000001

==========================


6 comments ↓

  • #   Jade Skaggs on 10.18.07 at 4:08 pm     

    Awesome! This worked for me in an old VC++ 6 app i was having problems with. Thanks, I will spread the link.


  • #   Jake Langerak on 10.19.07 at 2:27 am     

    How about the Microsoft fix:
    You can disable this Through the appropriate adm-template. We have had some users complain, where an old application seems to save as word 2.0.


  • #   Jade Skaggs on 10.23.07 at 2:28 pm     

    You got a link? I’d love to know what you’re talking about. I am just a developer, not a network admin or office guru by any stretch of the imagination.


  • #   bradley on 10.24.07 at 2:38 am     

    You receive an error message when you try to open or to save a file type that was blocked by your registry policy settings in Word 2007 or in Word 2003: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922849

    The link is in the blog post


  • #   Jon McAuliffe on 10.31.07 at 11:02 pm     

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the reg file, but there is an error in it for Lotus 123 users

    “LotusAndQuatroProFiles”=dword:00000000

    should read

    “LotusandQuattroFiles”=dword:00000000


  • #   Bob Bernstein on 11.10.07 at 6:08 am     

    When I tried ti merge the file I created from your text ( which i called OfficeFix.reg I got the following error:

    “The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor”

    When I tried to import the file I get the message that “the specified file is not a registry file”

    What am I doing wrong?