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Can't Open Excel File Directly.


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#1 MaMister

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:32 PM

Hi all, I am using office XP.

I have this problem that I can't seem to open any excel file directly from my document or desktop, when I double click any file, it opens up excel and then just struck there with a "Ready" on the lower left corner....

But when I open from excel - File -> Open and it works.....

I tried reinstalling the program and tried 'Excel /regserver' but no luck....

Please help....

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 11:28 PM

Your problem may lie within the the path of the icon on your desktop. Try this
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1. Open Explorer Start>Explorer
2. Find the Full name of your file (for ex. C:/MyDocuments/fred.doc)
3. Copy this name
4. Now find the icon and right click and select Properties
5. Find the target and paste you target over that

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You may have minimized/closed your file in a way that it has been minimized so try to look around you taskbar for the excel and right click select restore.

Lastly, you may just have to do it the hard way or try creating shortcuts via Rightclick on desktop>new>shortcut
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 04:15 AM

Nope. I tried uninstall and reinstall it doesn't help.

Is there a utility that can totally clean up the office xp so that I can do a clean install....?

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 09:03 AM

TO Remove/Repair your version of Office XP folow these directions

Start->Control Panel->Add Remove Hardware->Find Office Xp->Click Change/Remove-> The When you remove you will also have the choice to reapir I would also try this

If this prosists Then I would sugjest doing the following things:
1. Run full scans of your hardirve
2. Remove any unwnated or uneeded sofware
3. Make sure your FILE PATHS ARE CORRECT (like I showed in my above post)


If nothing else works you could always make macros to run on opening the file.

Edited by Siggyman, 24 November 2006 - 09:26 AM.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:31 AM

"If nothing else works you could always make macros to run on opening the file."

Wat do you mean?

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:46 AM

Just try to reapir Windows Office Xp like this

Sart->Control Panel->Add Remove Hardware->Find Office Xp->Click Change/Remove-> The When you remove you will also have the choice to reapir, do this
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