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Exported Microsoft Project XML File Does Not Open in Microsoft Project (Doc ID 2363330.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2019

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After successfully exporting a project in P6 Professional to a Microsoft Project 2013 XML file, when clicking on the exported file name this message appears:

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program, or, if one is already installed, create an associate in the Default Programs control panel.


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Log into P6 Professional.
  2. Export Project as MSP 2013 XML.
  3. Save the file to desktop.
  4. Double-click the filename (on the desktop).
  5. Message is received.




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