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Excel User
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject: Suddenly can't open Excel files from "My Computer/My Documents"
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I can open other types of files from "My Computer/My Documents" but recently
I started not being able to open Excel files that way. I can however still
open them from within Excel itself oddly enough. Any ideas what is causing
this?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: RE: Suddenly can't open Excel files from "My Computer/My Documents" [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Right click on any Excel file in My Documents and choose Open With ~ Choose
Program. Then select Excel from the list box and check the box at the bottom
that says to always use the selected program to open this kind of file.

"Excel User" wrote:

> I can open other types of files from "My Computer/My Documents" but recently
> I started not being able to open Excel files that way. I can however still
> open them from within Excel itself oddly enough. Any ideas what is causing
> this?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: RE: Suddenly can't open Excel files from "My Computer/My Documents [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thanks. I've now tried that but now I get an error message saying that
Windows cannot find the file, even though I tried different files that exist
in different locations, and can open those files still from within Excel
itself. Frustrating.

"E-Coder" wrote:

> Right click on any Excel file in My Documents and choose Open With ~ Choose
> Program. Then select Excel from the list box and check the box at the bottom
> that says to always use the selected program to open this kind of file.
>
> "Excel User" wrote:
>
> > I can open other types of files from "My Computer/My Documents" but recently
> > I started not being able to open Excel files that way. I can however still
> > open them from within Excel itself oddly enough. Any ideas what is causing
> > this?
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Alex H
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:37 am    Post subject: RE: Suddenly can't open Excel files from "My Computer/My Documents [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Try going to the Excel options and clicking on the Advanced tab. Under the
General section, make sure the box next to 'Ignore other applications that
use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)' is unchecked. I had the same issue and
this fixed the problem.
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Ina85



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I had the same problem, but this really worked. Thanks ever so much Very Happy
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Dolphin



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Thank you Alex H [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Many thanks Alex H - I had the same issue with MS Excel not being able to open files (saying that the file name or path was incorrect).

Your suggestion worked - but now I am perplexed as to why this happened in the first place.

Was this caused by a virus or malware that changes the advanced settings in MS Excel?
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