A new application window opens when you try to open an Office document in Internet Explorer

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asked Feb 18, 2015 by anonymous

Issue:

When you try to view a Microsoft Office 2010 or Office 2007 document in Windows Internet Explorer 7 or in Internet Explorer 8, the document may not open in the same window as Internet Explorer. Instead, the document opens in a new window of the pertaining application.

This happens if the BrowserFlags DWORD value was added to the registry.

 

Solution:

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

 

  1. Open Notepad.
  2. Paste the following text to Notepad:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.8]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000024

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.RTF.8]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000024

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.12]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000024

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.DocumentMacroEnabled.12]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000024

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.8]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000A00

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.12]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000A00

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.SheetMacroEnabled.12]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000A00

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.SheetBinaryMacroEnabled.12]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000A00

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.8]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.12]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.ShowMacroEnabled.12]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.SlideShow.8]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.SlideShow.12]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.SlideShowMacroEnabled.12]

"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0

 

  1. Save the file as FileName.reg.
  2. Run this registry script.
  3. Start Internet Explorer 7.

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