Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Get Documents to Open in Native Application Instead of Browser

To get a document to open in the native application instead of a browser when clicking on the link from SharePoint (or anywhere else)
This is a client-side change in the browser settings:
1. Go to Explorer (not Internet Explorer) (or My Computer)
2. Under the Tools menu choose Folder Options
3. Click on the File Types tab
4. Find the file extension you want to modify (say DOC for Microsoft Word Document)
5. Click on the Advanced Button
6. In the Edit File Type deselect “Browse in same window” for the Edit or Open actions (or all of them if you prefer)

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