Changing the Default Tableau Version Used to Open Files

Published: 14 Aug 2013
Last Modified Date: 02 May 2017


How to change the default Tableau Desktop or Tableau Reader version used to open workbooks.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Reader
  • Windows 7


Option 1

Follow the steps in Change which programs Windows uses by default in the Microsoft knowledge base.

Option 2

Uninstall and re-install the desired default version of Tableau Desktop or Tableau Reader. For example, if you would like Tableau Desktop 10.0 to open workbooks by default, uninstall and then re-install Tableau Desktop 10.0. For more information, see Download and Install Tableau Desktop.

Additional Information

Installing software updates the Windows registry. By default, workbooks will open in the most recently installed version of Tableau Desktop or Tableau Reader.
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