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Office 13 executables got renamed with .bak extension

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    Office 13 executables got renamed with .bak extension

    Disregard the post. I started the office apps this afternoon and they started just fine. I deleted the *.bak files. If I could figure out how to delete this post I would.

    Anybody ever see this before? I fire up my laptop last night and install the patch Tuesday fixes. Afterwards I go to start Outlook 13; I click the tile and nothing happens. I say heck with it for the night, I still have Outlook 10 installed so I start that to get through the night. This morning I root around to see what is going on. I take a look in the program files directory and see that outlook.exe (along with a ton of other executables and dll's) have been renamed to outlook.exe.bak.

    If you wonder why I have both 10 and 13 installed, that is how the '13 install left it. I purchased 10 late in its life and got the free upgrade to 13. When I installed 13 it left 10 out there.

    Anyway, here's a screen shot. Anybody else ever have this happen? Thanks!


    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Jf1450; 15 Jun 2013 at 12:33. Reason: Issue resolved

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8

    Hi Jeff, I have been searching all over.. any how, did you do anything specific to resolve this problem? I have the exact issue, have no idea how/why this happened. I cannot de-install and re-install at this point.

    Thx in advance
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Office 13 executables got renamed with .bak extension

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