Trados Studio 2014 won't open files automatically after installing Studio 2011
Thread poster: Leah Hunt

Leah Hunt
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:09
German to English
Dec 10, 2014

Hi all

I have a slightly odd problem.

I run Trados 2014 but still have a license for 2011. I have a client who sends their TMs as tmx files, which I normally convert through Studio using the automatic process. I recently received one that was so large, it was going to take my machine a very long time to convert, during which I wouldn't be able to work on anything else in Studio. I decided to re-download 2011 and use it to convert the file while I worked in 2014.

My problem is that after I did this, double clicking packages would automatically open them in 2011 instead of 2014 and right-clicking files to translate would only offer me the option to use 2011. I have since uninstalled 2011 but I still can't open files and packages without going through the Welcome screen. A small problem, but one that gets annoying after a while.

I'm guessing I'll need to uninstall and reinstall 2014, but is there any other, simpler way to do this?

Thanks!

Leah


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Just do it Dec 10, 2014

You have lost already a lot of time, so don't wait but re-install 2014. Nobody needs 2011 when there is 2014.

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Minh Nguyen  Identity Verified
Vietnam
Local time: 23:09
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Repair Trados 2014 Dec 10, 2014

Leah Hallissey wrote:

Hi all

I have a slightly odd problem.

I run Trados 2014 but still have a license for 2011. I have a client who sends their TMs as tmx files, which I normally convert through Studio using the automatic process. I recently received one that was so large, it was going to take my machine a very long time to convert, during which I wouldn't be able to work on anything else in Studio. I decided to re-download 2011 and use it to convert the file while I worked in 2014.

My problem is that after I did this, double clicking packages would automatically open them in 2011 instead of 2014 and right-clicking files to translate would only offer me the option to use 2011. I have since uninstalled 2011 but I still can't open files and packages without going through the Welcome screen. A small problem, but one that gets annoying after a while.

I'm guessing I'll need to uninstall and reinstall 2014, but is there any other, simpler way to do this?

Thanks!

Leah


Hi Leah,

How about going to Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Programs and Features then right click on SDL Trados Studio 2014 and choose "Repair" from the popup menu?

I hope this works for you.

Linh Dan


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Leah Hunt
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:09
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Thank you Dec 11, 2014

Thank you both for your help. I'll try repairing first and if that doesn't work it'll be a full reinstall.

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Alaa Zeineldine  Identity Verified
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File association Dec 11, 2014

Have you tried just changing default file associations for the .sdlppx file through explorer before using Studio? Worth a try.

In Windows explorer right click on the package file > Open with... > Browse

Then navigate to the location where the Studio 2014 is and double-click on SDLTradosStudio.exe

[Edited at 2014-12-11 21:00 GMT]


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Leah Hunt
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:09
German to English
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Yes, but problem now resolved Dec 12, 2014

Alaa Zeineldine wrote:

Have you tried just changing default file associations for the .sdlppx file through explorer before using Studio? Worth a try.

In Windows explorer right click on the package file > Open with... > Browse

Then navigate to the location where the Studio 2014 is and double-click on SDLTradosStudio.exe

[Edited at 2014-12-11 21:00 GMT]


Hi Alaa

I tried that before but it didn't help. Thankfully, Linh Dan's solution worked so I didn't have to go through the whole reinstall process.

Thanks!


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