No program is registered to open this file

Discussion in 'Excel Programming' started by chuckm, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. chuckm

    chuckm Guest

    Hopefully someone can help me.

    I've seen this type of error discussed earlier but never resolved.
    Not really a VBA issue but I came across it while coding up a
    project.....dealing with hyperlinks.

    In excel 2007 I create hyperlinks to video files.. .wmv files
    specifically. When I click on the link it starts up the application
    and plays the .wmv file. (This excel file is basically a catalog
    of video clips that I can sort and select to play)

    I try to use this excel file on another computer running an older
    version of excel. When I click on the hyperlink I get the "No
    program is registered to open this file" error. The interesting
    thing is that if I go into Explorer and click on the file it starts up
    the app and plays it. Going into Explorer/Options...etc shows that
    the file extension is indeed mapped to the application that plays
    it. Now, if I create a hyperlink to other types of files (like
    a .xls or jpg file) the hyperlink works fine in Excel.

    So...seems that Windows/Explorer sees the .wmv file type registration
    but Excel does not. Can anyone help me out here....how can I get
    Excel to recognize this particular file association that Explorer
    already does.

    Thanks
    Chuck
     
    chuckm, Sep 8, 2011
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  2. chuckm

    isabelle Guest

    hi Chuck,

    look on this link, it may be the same problem
    http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/excel-hyperlinks-my-media-player-do-not-work-t3722209.html

    --
    isabelle




    Le 2011-09-08 16:30, chuckm a écrit :
    > Hopefully someone can help me.
    >
    > I've seen this type of error discussed earlier but never resolved.
    > Not really a VBA issue but I came across it while coding up a
    > project.....dealing with hyperlinks.
    >
    > In excel 2007 I create hyperlinks to video files.. .wmv files
    > specifically. When I click on the link it starts up the application
    > and plays the .wmv file. (This excel file is basically a catalog
    > of video clips that I can sort and select to play)
    >
    > I try to use this excel file on another computer running an older
    > version of excel. When I click on the hyperlink I get the "No
    > program is registered to open this file" error. The interesting
    > thing is that if I go into Explorer and click on the file it starts up
    > the app and plays it. Going into Explorer/Options...etc shows that
    > the file extension is indeed mapped to the application that plays
    > it. Now, if I create a hyperlink to other types of files (like
    > a .xls or jpg file) the hyperlink works fine in Excel.
    >
    > So...seems that Windows/Explorer sees the .wmv file type registration
    > but Excel does not. Can anyone help me out here....how can I get
    > Excel to recognize this particular file association that Explorer
    > already does.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Chuck
     
    isabelle, Sep 9, 2011
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