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Is it possible to set up Google Drive to open my .docx, .pptx, etc., files by default like how it works with Google Docs files? I don't have MS Office installed so it's pretty annoying to have to upload the files to Google Drive every time I need to open it.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

You have several options:

  1. Install openoffice.org
  2. Install http://www.gdocsopen.com/
  3. https://www.insynchq.com/
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Thanks the 2nd option worked just fine – javiervd Jul 14 '12 at 16:47
second option was the easiest. – ra00l Sep 15 '13 at 18:52

Download and install Google Drive for PC/MAC. Your drive files will sync to your desktop where those program defaults will supersede. I.E. xlxs files will open in Excel, docx will open in Word etc.

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The OP clearly states that “I don't have MS Office installed”, so your solution does not apply. – Alex Aug 20 '14 at 15:57

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