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    File association problem - W95

    <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>I have fouled up my file associations with Excel files in some weird way.

    When I double click on an Excel file from File Explorer, a new instance of Excel is loaded, but the file is not loaded into Excel, and Explorer gives me a message "Cannot find the file "<pathfilename.ext>" (or one of it's components). The system cannot find the file specified. Make sure the path and filename are correct, and that all required libraries are available."

    When I double click an Excel file attached to an Outlook e-mail message, a new instance of Excel is loaded, but the file is not loaded into Excel, and Outlook gives me a message that: "The system cannot find the file specified."

    No other file associations have been munged. Previously a new instance of Excel would not load when I selected an Excel file in the manner described above. This behavior may have started when I ran the "crogram filesmicrosoft officeofficeexcel.exe" /Regserver command at the Run prompt a couple of days ago. Re-running the ...excel.exe /regserver command and running RegClean does not fix the behavior.

    Suggestions for a fix?
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    Re: File association problem - W95

    You might try going to the Run command on the Start menu and entering the following:

    <pre>"C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeExcel.exe" /Regserver
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    Legare Coleman

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    Re: File association problem - W95

    No luck. Thanks.
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    Re: File association problem - W95

    Thanks, Leif. Tools, Options, General, Ignore Other Applications mysteriously got checked; unchecking it solved the problem. Didn't even know the option existed!
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