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    Microsoft Office Files are slow to open

    I am using Office 2003 with all service packs and the Office 2007 file converter add-in. I recently moved the installation to a new Windows7-64bit machine.

    Everything works fine except for one annoying problem. When I open a program, say Excel or Word, and then click on a file, the file opens instantly. It is very fast. However, if I first double-click on a file I want to open (an Excel or Word file), it will take anywhere from 45-seconds to a minute for the file to open.

    Security settings and anti-virus programs don't seem to be a factor. File size is not a factor. The slow-down occurs only if I first click on the file rather than if I first open the program and then click on the file. It only happens with Office. PDF and other file types are not affected.

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    You would think the total time would be about the same:

    (A) Start Program manually + Open File

    (B) Launch file in Windows Explorer => Windows opens program then opens file

    If there is a big difference in the aggregate, perhaps there is some add-in that doesn't start up as smoothly when launching a file??

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    Of course, the path needs to be cleared before the attempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewbelmore View Post
    Of course, the path needs to be cleared before the attempt.
    Please explain what you mean by "clear the path."

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