Pinning Excel docs to the taskbar doesn't work with Office upgrade
January 26, 2013 4:23 PM Subscribe
So I upgraded from Microsoft Office Starter 2010 to Microsoft Office 2010. I uninstalled the Office Starter program. Then things went wrong. Please help!
posted by merocet to computers & internet (3 answers total)
This is Windows 7 Home on a PC.
If I double click an Excel file it opens dutifully in Office 2010.
If I drag the same icon to the taskbar so that it's available to open from there it shows "Pin To Office Starter 2010" and a shortcut to Excel Starter is added to the taskbar. If I right click on that link to get to the list of documents pinned to that taskbar icon it lists the program as Microsoft Excel Starter 2010 but if I choose my recently added document from that same list it opens in Excel 2010 (not Starter) This is good.
If I then click the Excel icon on the taskbar to open Excel, I get a message that says "Click-2-Run Configuration Failure" which suggests that the icon is looking for the starter version which is uninstalled. This is bad.
If I pin Excel 2010 to the taskbar and then try to drag the document onto that icon it shows "Pin To Microsoft Excel 2010" but then doesn't show up in the shortcut list when I right click the Excel icon. Right clicking on this icon however shows that it is the correct version of Excel (not Starter) and clicking on the Excel icon on the taskbar opens Excel normally.
Errr Help? How do I get a working Excel icon on my taskbar that'll both open my installed Excel program when clicked and show my shortcuts to individual documents when right clicked?