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    File not opening (2000)

    I am having trouble with Excel not opening files.

    At first there was no reaction from a double click of the icon. I 'repaired' Office, but that did nothing. So I did an uninstall / re-install. (And re-installed SP3).

    Then when I try to open the file I get a message saying that the file (file path) could not be found.

    On another machine running Excel 2003 I could see and open the files. On closing the files, I was asked if I wanted to save the changes as it had recalculated from an older version. If I said No, then on the 2000 machine I got the same error ie not being able to find the file. If I said Yes to the save changes, then on the 2000 machine, Excel opens but is blank. Not even the default file (whatever the Excel version of Word's normal.dot). But I can then go to File and Open and select the file and it will open.

    What can I do to make Excel open the file that I have double clicked on?

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    Re: File not opening (2000)

    Firstly, select Tools | Options in Excel.
    Activate the General tab.
    If the "Ignore other applications" check box is ticked, clear it.
    If it is already clear, tick it, click OK, then reopen the dialog and clear it.
    Quit Excel and test whether the problem has been solved.

    If not, quit all instances of Excel.
    Select Start | Run...
    Type the following:
    <code>
    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeExcel.exe" /regserver
    </code>
    (If Excel has been installed in a non-standard location, modify the path accordingly)
    Press Enter or click OK.
    Test whether the problem has been solved.

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    Re: File not opening (2000)

    Thank you Hans.

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> You know, I came here first and when I couldn't find the anser via search, posted my question. THEN I did a Google and found the answer as well. Does this mean that I'm TOO committed to the Lounge?

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