Re: Opening Excel files

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Subject: Re: Opening Excel files
Posted by:  Dave Peterson (ec357…
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003

Sometimes one of these works:

Close Excel and
Windows Start Button|Run
excel /unregserver
Windows Start Button|Run
excel /regserver

The /unregserver & /regserver stuff resets the windows registry to excel's
factory defaults.

An alternative might be to do:
Try Tools|Options|General|Ignore other applications (uncheck it)

Dave wrote:
> For some time now, whenever I open an Excel file (named in
> the format "text1 text2 text3.xls" by double clicking on
> the file itself in Explorer, or a link to the file, instead
> of via the Excel open dialog, once the program loads it
> gives me an error message that says:
> "file "text1.xls" cannot be found"
> if I press OK, I then get:
> "file "text2.xls" cannot be found"
> If I press OK again, I get:
> "file "text3.xls" cannot be found"
> If I press OK again, it then opens the original file.
> Whilst I can still access the original file by going
> through this process, it is a little annoying.
> Does anyone know how to get rid of this and make Excel just
> open the file straight away when I double-click it??
> Thanks
> Dave


Dave Peterson



In response to

Opening Excel files posted by Dave on Tue, 14 Oct 2003