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Opening .pps files vista

I am unable to open a .pps file in windows even though I have power point installed on my computer. This is a vista and I keep getting the same message, no file associated to open this program.

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  • clepats May 20, 2008

    No, did not work. The general tab does not give me the option to open with. If fact it does give me an option at all.

    Clepats

  • myrtlet Dec 08, 2008

    when I try to open a pps file my internet explorer freezes

  • gstbm Dec 17, 2008

    My vista home computer will not allow me to open these pps files. We looked at the security but couldn't see how to change it. Yes I have power point. Thank you,Joan.

  • ddockery001 Dec 23, 2008

    I can not find an association that will open pps files on my Vista operating system computer. Help Thanks

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Right click the file, select properties. On the general tab, click Change (next to Open With). Hit the browse button and navigate to your PowerPoint installation and that should fix it. :)

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  • Jason May 20, 2008

    Sorry, forgot it was a different process for Vista.

    http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2127/vist...


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Hi, You can open it by saving it as a document file. Then you just click on it and it should open there. Good luck

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· Click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER
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  • Navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.SlideShow.11shellShow
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  • If you have PowerPoint Viewer 2007 installed, repeat the above steps in this key, as well:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.SlideShow.12shellShow
  • After changing Show to Open, close Registry Editor window.
For .PPT files (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.Show.11shellShow
  • Right-click Show and click Rename
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  • If you have PowerPoint Viewer 2007 installed, repeat the above steps in this key, as well:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.Show.12shellShow
  • After changing Show to Open, close Registry Editor window.
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  • Click the New button
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  • In the Application used to perform action: field, type the following exactly:
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For PowerPoint Viewer 2007:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\pptview.exe" "%1"
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  • Click OK, OK
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