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I recently purchased a computer with Office 2010 Starter installed.

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I recently purchased a computer with Office 2010 Starter installed. I thought I'd try the Professional Office 2010 on the trial version, which just expired. I do not want the full version, so I uninstalled the trial, but now I can't open any of the excel or word files on my computer - they're not there. How can I fix this and get my excel and word files back?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  OfficeExpert replied 2 years ago.

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If you have removed the office software then you will not be able open any office files like word, excel powerpoint etc however if you do not want to purchase office you can still open your file by

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downloading a free verstion of office package called open office

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Click on this link and download it to install

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Customer :

Office Starter is still installed on my computer, but it can't open the excel or word files I had on my hard drive prior to the trial version expiring. Apparently the trial version "upgraded" all of my excel and word files, so the Starter version is no longer compatible with the files? And what is "open office" - is it a Microsoft Office package?

OfficeExpert :

are the excel files present in the computer

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do a right click on it and the select open with and then assoicate excel from the office starter

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it should work

Customer :

I only see "Microsoft Office"; when I open that a folder appears: "Office 14". there's nohing in that.

OfficeExpert :

then you have to use open office

OfficeExpert :

select the .xls files and associate the program which will open ti

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