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Can't find soffice.exe

Can't find soffice.exe

Can't find soffice.exe

(OP)
Upgraded to OO 2.3 yesterday.  Since then when I double click  a calc file a 'Program Not Found' messagebox says 'Windows cannot find soffice.exe'.  I can open the calc file using OO Quickstarter icon in the system tray.  My OS is Windows 2000 Pro, how can I fix this ?

RE: Can't find soffice.exe

You could right-click the file, select "open with", navigate to soffice.exe (probably in c:\program files\openoffice.org), and click "use this as default" (or whatever).

RE: Can't find soffice.exe

(OP)
It works when I navigate to the file and an OO.org icon appears before the word OpenOffice.org 2.3 in the 'Open With'  box.  Normally there is no icon before this word as with the other applications in the 'Open With' box.  When I navigate and the OO.org icon does not appear before the word OpenOffice.org 2.3 a 'Program Not Found' messagebox says 'Windows cannot find soffice.exe'.  
This started to happen after I updated from OO.org 2.2 to  OO.org 2.3 yesterday.  I notice that the OO.org 2.2 folder is still in Program Files folder.  Wonder if this is causing the problem or will I have to reinstall OO.org 2.3 ?

RE: Can't find soffice.exe

I would be inclined to un-install Open Office, Delete the program folders for either version, then re-install OO 2.3.
Sounds like the files shortcut has got messed up somehow. Probably quickest to re-install.

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