[Wine] Changing wine prefix results in file type error

isaac wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat Mar 19 18:48:56 CDT 2011


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Example image (above) shows what happens when I click on a Microsoft Word 2007 file. 

Error message: "There is no Windows program configured to open this type of file."

Actions that produce this error: Clicking on any file type associated with Microsoft Office. 

Theory behind the cause of this error: I recently removed Office 2007 by deleting ~/.wine. Then I reinstalled it under a new prefix called .MSOffice. Shortcuts were able to update, however I have not been able to open Office applications, like Word, by clicking on the Office file, like .doc. 

Fail-proof solution: Reformat disk and install Ubuntu 10.10. 

My logic: When I click on a file, wine is looking for the app installed in prefix .wine instead of .MSOffice.

Interesting wine problem to me! I'd love to figure out why wine doesn't recognize Office files. I've been trying other solutions with no luck, so I thought I'd start a new thread.

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