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Word 2016 is default, but hyperlinks in Excel file open Word 2010

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    Word 2016 is default, but hyperlinks in Excel file open Word 2010

    I am guessing this is an Excel problem, but it may actually be a Word problem. I am using Office 2016 on a Windows 10 machine.

    I have Word 2016 configured to be the default app for Word files. This works just as expected, except in one place. I have an Excel file with hyperlinks to Word files, and when I click on the links, the files open in Word 2010 (Office allows 2010 to remain installed if you install 2016). I guess I could resolve this by uninstalling 2010 but I like to keep it around to support questions here.

    What setting indicates what version of Office is used to open hyperlinks in Excel?
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    Re: Word 2016 is default, but hyperlinks in Excel file open Word 2010

    There is no need to uninstall Office 2010. Just do the Office 2016 Modify as this will set Office 2016 as default.
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    Re: Word 2016 is default, but hyperlinks in Excel file open Word 2010

    Thank you for that. I was skeptical because as I noted, Office 2016 is already the default and in any other situation, Word 2016 opens to open a document. Nonetheless, I tried your suggestion. When I click on Office and Modify, the only option it gives me is to Repair. I ran the Quick Repair, and whatever it does fixed it.

    Thank you!

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