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#1 ramsey76


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 12:45 PM

I just purchased a new comput with Vista.

I loaded my old excel files from a HD.

I can see the excel files in my documents

I can not open any of the old excel files, the error is the windows can find the file specfied.

I did the same things with my word files and they open fine

I can create a new excel file without issue

Also if open an excel file in an email attachment I will get a same not found error

Any idea what is going on



EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

Edited by garmanma, 03 November 2009 - 04:01 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 03:27 AM

What version of Excel are you using and what version was used to create the files?

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:33 AM

the verison on the PC is excel 2007

My old files were in excel 2003

I am not sure of excel i tried to open than came in the emails , i assume 2003



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Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:21 PM

A couple of things to try:
Can you open Excel as normal?
If you open Excel then go to file > open and browse to a file, will it open that way?

If so, then it sounds like a file association issue. Try holding down shift while you right click a file, choose Open with... then browse to Excel.exe (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office1 drop the (x86) if you are running 32 bit windows), tick the check box for "always open with this program". See if this stays fixed.

If not, sounds like Excel is badly broken. Try a repair of the applicaiton from the control panel > programs
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