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    For some reason all my pps files when clicked on, are opened by my pdf program, which of course will not open them. When I right click on the file to associate it with PowerPoint, the PowerPoint icon is not available as a selection. When I Browse, I can't find it in Win7. By right clicking on PowerPoint, it is found in Program Data. However, I cannot find that subdirectory anywhere. I suspect that Windows Explorer isn't showing it. How do I tweak WE to make it show that subdirectory? I'm sure if I could access it, my problem would be solved. However, so far I'm stumped.

    Ray

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    It appears that your PDF program has taken over the association for your PowerPoint files.

    Try re-running the install of M$ Office (from Control Panel). Choose the Repair Installation option.

    HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by white_collar View Post
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    When I Browse, I can't find it in Win7.
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    Could it be hidden? See How to Show or Hide All Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 7

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    Well I found how to unlock the hidden files. However, this did not lead me to PowerPoint.exe, only to INK files. They didn't work. So, I brought up PowerPoint and loaded each pps file into it, then saved as pptx files. Once I did that, they were associated with PP. I'm still looking for the location of PP.exe though. Ah, computers, you will learn something new everyday. Thanks fellows.

    Ray

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    The program's name is POWERPNT.EXE. On my system (XP) it is located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by white_collar View Post
    ... Ah, computers, you will learn something new everyday...
    Ain't that the truth!

    After you get through with Leif's link and have access to hidden files, try this as an additional adventure:

    In Windows 7, the list of "file associations" has been located in Control Panel, in Default Programs, Associate a file type. You should be able to scroll down through that list and find PPS and other PowerPoint extensions to make sure they're associated with PowerPoint.

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