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    ws1122 - thank you, but as you say, that's not my...

    ws1122 - thank you, but as you say, that's not my problem. As I stated in my first post, I can open any of the files I'm working with by going to "Recent" or "Open" in Excel, but nor from Windows...
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    zeddy - they are xsl or xslx files. I would call...

    zeddy - they are xsl or xslx files. I would call them medium size.

    Sudo15 - I found "Programs and Features." Didn't realize its where you uninstall programs. But I'm not going to change or...
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    Where do I find "Programs and Features" Yes,...

    Where do I find "Programs and Features"
    Yes, Office is up to date, and I reboot once a day.
    I think a an Office reinstall is kind of extreme.
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    edmcguirk - thanks for the explanation, but it...

    edmcguirk - thanks for the explanation, but it hasn't solved my problem.

    Wiley - I tried your suggestion. Results are not unambiguous. Sometimes one file opens, sometimes all 4 fires open,...
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    rory - no I don't

    rory - no I don't
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    access-mdb - thanks for your suggestion, but I...

    access-mdb - thanks for your suggestion, but I grasped at your straw and it eluded me. Nothing behind the Excel window except the desktop.
    But keep those suggestions coming!
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    I have to admit that I don't understand what you...

    I have to admit that I don't understand what you mean.
    Whenever I open another Excel file. it always opens in a new window, and that's the way Excel has always worked for me. I don't understand how...
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    Sudo15, thanks, but what the writer recommends in...

    Sudo15, thanks, but what the writer recommends in the link is exactly how I found I can open up additional Excel files. I would rather open up the additional files using Windows Explorer (which...
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    Kweaver and Maudibe, thanks for the advice, but...

    Kweaver and Maudibe, thanks for the advice, but I'm afraid there's no cigar.
    Kweaver - "ignore other applications that use DDE" is unchecked.
    Maudibe - I don't try to open a new file while in the...
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    Can't open Excel files with Windows Explorer

    For the last few months, I've had this weird problem with Excel 2010. I'm using Win 7

    I can open a single Excel file using Windows Explorer, But sometimes, if I try to open a second file with...
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    Thanks, bassfisher6522 First, I changed the...

    Thanks, bassfisher6522
    First, I changed the homepage. That didn't help.
    Then I tried Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Reset Internet Explorer Settings and restarted the PC. That did the trick. IE...
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    IE 11 doesn't work

    I'm using Win 7.

    My IE doesn't work. IE is not my default browser. I have no idea if the problem exists since IE 11 was installed or started recently.

    When I try to open IE, it says "This...
  13. Links from Office 2010 documents not working

    The problem is that I have hyperlinks to web pages in a number of my Excel files, and also in Word files. All of a sudden, the links don't call up the web pages. Instead, I get an error message...
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    Will try.

    Will try.
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    Well, it's been a long hard grind, but I think...

    Well, it's been a long hard grind, but I think the problem is solved.
    This morning, I turned on my PC and found that there were two Windows updates waiting for download. So I tried, and of course...
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    OK, and thanks again.

    OK, and thanks again.
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    Yes. Looking for wininit gives me the chkdsk...

    Yes. Looking for wininit gives me the chkdsk event as I rebooted (winlogon). There, it says the following:
    "Cleaning up 177 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 177...
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    I looked at EVENTVWR and the last chkdsk event...

    I looked at EVENTVWR and the last chkdsk event there. It was just before the WINLOGON rvent, and there was no chkdsk event registered after I rebooted, but there definitely was a chkdsk /f. To keep...
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    Thanks for all the help, Sudo15. I see what...

    Thanks for all the help, Sudo15.
    I see what you're saying about trying out one start-up program at a time, but I just didn't have the patience - there's still a life out there someplace.
    I did...
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    I'm reviving this thread because the problem may...

    I'm reviving this thread because the problem may be solved.
    I finally got around to doing a "Clean Boot" (not as difficult as I feared) and this is what happened:
    I tried installing just one update...
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    mangurian - are you sure? I am not getting any...

    mangurian - are you sure? I am not getting any error messages connected to the wintab32.dl file (I'm not getting any error messages at all, except for the unknown error code 80072F78 when I try to...
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    I uninstalled iTunes (wasn't very quick, and I...

    I uninstalled iTunes (wasn't very quick, and I left parts of apple files on the PC because the Apple instructions on uninstalling iTunes are not complete) but the problem remains. I hope to do a...
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    I'm going to wait before doing the clean boot...

    I'm going to wait before doing the clean boot until I can get somebody to come here with a laptop so I can follow the instructions for a clean boot while doing it, without screwing anything up.
    The...
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    I ran chkdsk (again - I ran it about a week ago)...

    I ran chkdsk (again - I ran it about a week ago) - it doesn't show any problems. I also ran SFC about a week ago - it also said no problems.

    By the way, I don't think Babylon was any part of my...
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    I removed Babylon - when I installed it a couple...

    I removed Babylon - when I installed it a couple of years ago, I was careful to install without any krapware. I used it because I was doing some translation work, but since then I've found better...
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