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Old January 23rd 05, 05:37 PM
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Excell files set up as shortcuts will not open. The system sends a "file not
found" message. The same thing occurs when trying to open anExcel attachment
in an email. Other file types open normally (.doc, .dwg, .pdf, .jpg etc).

How do I fix this so that I can open files from desktop shortcuts or from
shortcuts in emails?

I am using Windows XP Home Edition version 2002 Service Pack 1, and Excel
2003 (11.6355.6360) SP1

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Old January 23rd 05, 06:45 PM
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Sometimes one of these works:

Tools|Options|General|Ignore other applications (uncheck it)

--- or ---

Close Excel and
Windows Start Button|Run
excel /unregserver
then
Windows Start Button|Run
excel /regserver

The /unregserver & /regserver stuff resets the windows registry to excel's
factory defaults.

John Gordon Wadhurst wrote:

Excell files set up as shortcuts will not open. The system sends a "file not
found" message. The same thing occurs when trying to open anExcel attachment
in an email. Other file types open normally (.doc, .dwg, .pdf, .jpg etc).

How do I fix this so that I can open files from desktop shortcuts or from
shortcuts in emails?

I am using Windows XP Home Edition version 2002 Service Pack 1, and Excel
2003 (11.6355.6360) SP1


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Old May 16th 05, 12:48 PM
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"John Gordon Wadhurst" wrote:

Excell files set up as shortcuts will not open. The system sends a "file not
found" message. The same thing occurs when trying to open anExcel attachment
in an email. Other file types open normally (.doc, .dwg, .pdf, .jpg etc).

How do I fix this so that I can open files from desktop shortcuts or from
shortcuts in emails?

I am using Windows XP Home Edition version 2002 Service Pack 1, and Excel
2003 (11.6355.6360) SP1

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Old May 16th 05, 01:03 PM
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Try this

ToolsOptionsGeneral uncheck "Ignore other Applications"
Exit Excel and try again

If this doesn't work try to re-register Excel

Close Excel first and
On the Windows Taskbar

1 ) StartRun "excel.exe /unregserver"(no quotes)OK.
2) StartRun "excel.exe /regserver"(no quotes)OK.
See the space between exe and /regserver

You might have to designate a full path to excel.exe.
In that case StartRun "C:\yourpath\excel.exe /regserver"(no quotes)OK.

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"John Gordon Wadhurst" wrote:

Excell files set up as shortcuts will not open. The system sends a "file not
found" message. The same thing occurs when trying to open anExcel attachment
in an email. Other file types open normally (.doc, .dwg, .pdf, .jpg etc).

How do I fix this so that I can open files from desktop shortcuts or from
shortcuts in emails?

I am using Windows XP Home Edition version 2002 Service Pack 1, and Excel
2003 (11.6355.6360) SP1





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