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Excel Can't open files

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#1 Beaumonts


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:25 AM

I have quite a few folders with Excel workbooks in. When I move the folders to another folder/directory and try to open the Excel workbooks I get an error message showing the former directory where the files were saved and that the files could not be found. Never had this problem before always been able to move files and folders around without any problems.

I am using Excel 2003, Windows 7 the server where the files are stored is Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard v.6.1 (build 7600)

Hope somebody can help! Thanks

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:06 PM

Sometimes when I cannot double click a file to open in Excel - I open Excel and then File - Open and then open it that way - no issues doing it that way. No idea why! Give it a shot.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:07 PM

The fact that your are moving them is the problem as I see it. The workbook has most likely got the old directory information as where to look.

Try working around it this way. Open in the original directory, save in the new directory. Then as a double check. rename the old original directory and make sure the workbook works from the new directory before doing anything permanent to the old location.

Hope this helps

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