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#1 stupidblonde

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 03:41 PM

i cant open an excel file...i think i've tried everything. it's not just one file either. its any file that requires excel. help please.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 03:49 PM

Hello stupidblonde,

Is there an error message that displays when you try to open the file?
Regards,

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:24 PM

alan:

wow thank you for such a fast reply. NO there is no error message. however when i go into "help" on the excel toolbar it has several files (the ones that i was trying to open) "disabled". it asks if i want to enable and i say yes...then the system tells me that it was corrupt or missing information and can not open.




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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:49 PM

What version of excel are you using? Have you tried opening excel then navigating to file then open then trying to open the file in question? Also is the file you are trying to open a supported file type for excel?
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:56 PM

it is the 2003 version. yes i opened the did the file then open...yes it is a supported file type for excel...i even went so far as to open excel (which opens fine)
created a spreadsheet, saved it then tried to open it and NOTHING happen.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:09 PM

It sounds like a corrupt file association, open control panel then folder option and select file types can you arrange the list by extensions look for xls, xla, xll what application is set to open each of these extensions?
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:15 PM

where do i find those at alan? in the CONTROL PANEL like where i remove and add programs or in the excel program?

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:48 PM

When you open control panel you should see folder options, you way have to switch the view of control panel to classic view.
You can get to the control panel by the start menu.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 08:50 PM

it says MICROSOFT EXCELL OFFICE

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 05:05 AM

Then the file associations check out.

The next step is to check the properties of the file. Right click the excel file you are trying to open select properties The main points to check are the Type of file part the opens with part and the file attributes.

You may need to repair office or reinstall it to correct the problem.
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 06:46 PM

sorry for the long delay...i checked all of the above....

opens with excel...properties are made with an excel workbook and the read only and hidden are both UN checked....

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 06:52 PM

No problem about the delay,

Do you have the office CDs? You may have to do a repair install or remove office completely and reinstall it.
Regards,

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 06:54 PM

darn it i was afraid of that...let me go dig and i will let you know...

thanks again alan for your patience

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:00 PM

It is strange, the settings check out fine, at this point I suspect a corrupt or damaged file that is hampering Excell.

thanks again alan for your patience
No problem, I'm glad to help.
Regards,

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 06:06 AM

This thread is awesome, I am learning Excel too so I will monitor this closely, Thanks, Alan
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