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Edit works, Open doesn't - huh?

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#1 A. Pierce

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:25 AM

Ok, I've searched and searched for this and found almost nothing.

I have one workstation that receives XML files that they should be able to open in Excel 2007 and work with. Here are the symptoms:

- double-clicking on the file to open it does nothing except change the cursor briefly
- right-clicking and choosing "Open" has the same effect
- right-clicking and choosing "Edit" opens the file normally

I'm stumped. There's nothing in the event logs and I've tried comparing registries but I'm coming up with blanks. Google and Microsoft support searches come up blank. I'm sure it's something simple, but I'm not finding it. Any assistance would be appreciated.


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#2 Monty007


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Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:53 PM

Hi, have you tried repairing Office? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924611

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