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    When Excel starts up I get a warning box saying that "File conversion in progress" then it does its thing and opens. This is even if the file was created and saved using Excel. I tried reloading Office XP, but the same warning box comes up. What is going on?

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    Does this happen only when opening .xlsx files?

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    I'd have a look and see if there are any xlsx, xlsm, xlsb files or any other 2007+ files being opened at startup.
    These might be add-ins or files in the startup folders.
    I have an xlsb file being shared by office 2003 and 2010 on my system here, and I get that message
    when I start Excel 2003 because it is opening a hidden file in 2007+ format.
    Andrew

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    As far as I can see all files are .xls AW--what start up files are you refering to?

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    Macro Libraries like Personal.xls are loaded at startup as hidden files.
    For example my copy loads Personal.xlsb (which is from the 2010 version of Excel, but is shared on my system.
    Because it is an Excel 2007 file format Excel 2003 automatically does a file conversion.
    I mainly use 2010 but also have 2003 in case I need to look at 2003 related issues.

    People can also set files to open in this way by referencing them in the Alternate Startup folder
    Tools => Options General Tab.
    See if there is a folder in the At Startup Open Files In box

    Of course this might not have anything to do with it.
    Andrew

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