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Uninstall Opera makes Microsoft Excel 2013 not working Properly

  • ".oex" is the file extension for Opera's extensions, while .htm, .html and related extensions are obviously HTML files and should open with a web browser. The ddeexec stuff is how another program can open Opera Mind you, I don't know if anyone still uses DDE (Direct Data Exchange), but I guess Opera still supports it.

  • @sgunhouse said in Uninstall Opera makes Microsoft Excel 2013 not working Properly:

    ".oex" is the file extension for Opera's extensions, while .htm, .html and related extensions are obviously HTML files and should open with a web browser. The ddeexec stuff is how another program can open Opera Mind you, I don't know if anyone still uses DDE (Direct Data Exchange), but I guess Opera still supports it.

    Yeah, thanks for the infos. This is the first time that I've no idea of what the problem could be and what could i do to resolve it. It's the same as swimming in the darkness for real
    I think I'll transfer the Reg table from an other computer that's working well

  • @energylite said in Uninstall Opera makes Microsoft Excel 2013 not working Properly:

    So, I did my reg snapshot and this is what changed in the registry tab when I installed Opera.

    I don't see anything in there that would interfere with Excel.

  • In practice it isn't Excel, but whatever their other software is doing. But there seems to be no way to find out that ...

  • You can record registry differences with https://sourceforge.net/projects/regshot/, it allows to create registry change scripts too. Much easier to compare than export files.

  • @donq

    FWIW: RegistryChangesView allows also to take and compare Windows registry snapshots.

  • @energylite:

    Without knowing anything about your "internal software":

    • Please check HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html\(Standard).
      The value of that string must be htmlfile.
    • Another method: Reset your Internet Explorer settings.

    Suggestion for further reading: This Operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer, Please contact your administrator

  • @yanta said in Uninstall Opera makes Microsoft Excel 2013 not working Properly:

    @energylite:

    Without knowing anything about your "internal software":

    • Please check HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html\(Standard).
      The value of that string must be htmlfile.
    • Another method: Reset your Internet Explorer settings.

    Suggestion for further reading: This Operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer, Please contact your administrator

    Yeah, i saw something changed in those registry key. After "reseting" those key (I put back the value htmlfile) nothing changed. When i loaded the program I've the same error messages. I will explore further yanta's link.

  • For testing, you could delete Opera-related keys/strings one by one while testing after each delete to see if you can narrow it down. I'd start with the StartMenuInternet ones.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Opera Software
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Opera Software
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\OperaStable
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\StartMenuInternet\OperaStable
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Opera 54.0.2952.60
    Opera Stable string in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    Opera Stable string (if it's there) in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RegisteredApplications"
    Opera Stable key (if it's there) in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\OperaStable
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OperaStable
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\OperaStable
    

    (There could be multiple keys that when deleted trigger a fix (because the deletion breaks an association), but it's worth a try.)

    I'd also look at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT" and check the extension keys for any extension that might be handled by Excel/Office (like .xls/.doc etc.) and check their OpenWithProgram IDs or Persistent handler IDs to see if Opera (or its ID (do a search for the id)) is listed there. I'd also look for excel-related keeys in "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT".

  • @burnout426 said in Uninstall Opera makes Microsoft Excel 2013 not working Properly:

    For testing, you could delete Opera-related keys/strings one by one while testing after each delete to see if you can narrow it down. I'd start with the StartMenuInternet ones.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Opera Software
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Opera Software
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\OperaStable
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\StartMenuInternet\OperaStable
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Opera 54.0.2952.60
    Opera Stable string in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    Opera Stable string (if it's there) in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RegisteredApplications"
    Opera Stable key (if it's there) in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\OperaStable
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OperaStable
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\OperaStable
    

    (There could be multiple keys that when deleted trigger a fix (because the deletion breaks an association), but it's worth a try.)

    I'd also look at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT" and check the extension keys for any extension that might be handled by Excel/Office (like .xls/.doc etc.) and check their OpenWithProgram IDs or Persistent handler IDs to see if Opera (or its ID (do a search for the id)) is listed there. I'd also look for excel-related keeys in "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT".

    It will take a while to test, but i think it's worth the try. I will keep you in touch of the progress

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