Small Business Susan

Still having issues post Office 2003 sp3?

Still needing to get back to those old files after you installed Office 2003 sp3


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938810/


Take the contents of this and put it in a text file and save it as officefix.reg, or download the zip file and unzip it.


Or you can use this http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/attachment/1367599.ashx downloadable file there.


Click on the file to have it insert the info into your registry.


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REGEDIT4


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Security\FileOpenBlock]
“LotusandQuattroFiles”=dword:00000000
“DifandSylkFiles”=dword:00000000


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Security\FileOpenBlock]
“FilesBeforePowerPoint97″=dword:00000000


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Security\FileSaveBlock]
“Converters”=dword:00000000


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Security\FileOpenBlock]
“FilesBeforeVersion”=dword:00000000


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



7 comments ↓

  • #   P. L. Ward on 11.28.07 at 8:06 pm     

    I used it and it SAVED me! Thanks!
    P.


  • #   Chris Knight on 12.03.07 at 8:49 pm     

    Nice.

    Got a solution for Access 2000 runtimes that get blown up by Office 2003 SP3?


  • #   Tom Bishop on 12.29.07 at 1:11 pm     

    I tried this download a day ago and found it did work to let me open my older XLS files but today I opened the file to work in it and add some new data. Upon finishing when I went to save the file I got the same error message about registry policy prohibitions and it wouldn’t let me save the file. I have an extremely difficult time then quiting Excel and when I reopened it to check my file the file was still there but it was empty, the spreadsheet was gone! Any thoughts on this delema?

    Regards; Tom


  • #   michael tock on 01.01.08 at 7:23 pm     

    Any idea where there will be fix for opening access files?


  • #   Rob Philpott on 01.03.08 at 9:16 am     

    Many thanks for the download – this has overcome the problem of accessing hundreds of old archive files, created by Microsoft’s SP3


  • #   Bob R. on 01.10.08 at 2:52 pm     

    When trying to email from a program the error message appears: “The command line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using”.

    When using Thunderbird there is no problem, just with Outlook.

    Any ideas – fixes?


  • #   kostas on 01.22.08 at 3:31 am     

    After i installed office 2003 sp3, some email looks like this RGVhciBQYXJ0bmVyLA0KDQogICAgICAgIGJlbGxvdyB5b3UgY2FuIGZpbmQgYSB2ZXJ5IGFnZ3Jl

    c3NpdmUgcHJvbW90aW9uIGluIG9yZGVyIHRvIGFjY2VsZXJhdGUgeW91ciBzZWxsIG91dC4NCg0K

    UHJvZHVjdHM

    I used to receive from these recepients with no problem prior to sp3 installation. Does anyone please know how to solve this problem?