Thursday, July 19, 2007

How to fix: Visio Viewer, Internet Explorer and Opera 9

If you got Opera and Visio Viewer like me, you may experience that, it doesn't work.

Microsoft descripes it this way:

"Internet Explorer will load the Visio Viewer, which then renders the drawing in the browser window."

Situation on my side: Instead of IE opening and displaying the file, Opera opens, downloads it and when you click to open it it will download it again and this endless.

If you try to open it from IE7 X64, Opera will start and the same game happens again.

The problem is, that the preset for the Visio file extension is wrong.

So delete the old one for .VSD (setupped as Internet Explorer streaming object) and add a new one with this attributes:

MIME Type: image/x-ieexplore FILE EXTENSION: .vsd
OPEN WITH other application: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
PASS WEB ADDRESS directly to application

You can and should add the the other file extensions, too!

Tested on:

-Windows Vista X64 Ultimate SB
-Internet Explorer 7 X64 and X86
-Opera 9.22 Build 8801.
-Default browser: Opera
-Visio Viewer 2003.

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Anonymous said...

have you try repair Microsoft Office?

Nafcom said...

@Anonymous: No, for 2 reasons:

1) Visio Viewer is not a part of the Microsoft Office Suite.

2) The problem is cleaerly a browser related issue which's solution I described here.