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Error message when you try to open a Visio XML drawing (.vdx) in SharePoint

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Ref: 20061114
Last edited: September 28th, 2011
 
Symptom
 
Error message when you try to open a Visio XML drawing (.vdx) in SharePoint
 
Cause
 
Microsoft Internet Explorer associates the .vsd extension with the .vdx file that you want to open. The .vsd and .vdx extensions use the same MIME type setting of "application/vnd.visio" (without the quotation marks). In situations when a file is saved to the local disk, Internet Explorer may associate the .vsd extension instead of the .vdx extension with a .vdx file.
 
or
 
The .vdx extension is not registered in Windows SharePoint Services as a file type that you can edit by using Visio 2003. By default, the .vdx extension is not configured with the Edit in Microsoft Office Visio option in Windows SharePoint Services 2.0. 
 
Solution
 
Please reference Microsoft's knowledge base article HERE
 
Applies to:
  • Visio 2003
  • Visio 2007

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