To configure Internet Explorer to open Office files in the appropriate Office program by using the Folder Options tool:
(Microsoft Article Review 162059)

  1. Open My Computer.
     
  2. On the Tools menu (or the View menu), click Folder Options (or click Options).
     
  3. Click the File Types tab.
     
  4. In the Registered file types list, click the specific Office document type (for example, Microsoft Excel Worksheet), and then click Advanced (or click Edit).
     
  5. In the Edit File Type dialog box, click to clear the Browse in same window check box (or click to clear the Open Web documents in place check box).
     
  6. Click OK.