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    Unhappy Issues opening an Excel 2013 worksheet by right click

    I have recently been having an issue with Excel 2013. If I right click or double click on an Excel .xlsm or xlxs file, Excel opens the file, but also opens a 2nd instance of Excel that is blank ie has no open worksheet. However if I open the required file from an open instance of Excel, the problem does not occur. I have repaired Office without effect. I have also tried disabling all add-ins but the issue still occurs. This has only just started happening.

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    Grateful for any ideas.

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    hubyster,

    That screen shot looks like a TaskBar icon which only takes a single-click to open the application and a double-click would open two instances. Now when you say right-click I assume you are then using the Jump List to select a file which again should only take a single-click to open. HTH
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    Can be caused by add-ins: Excel 2013 Issue - Opening a worksheet, opens a new blank worksheet too


    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    That screen shot looks like a TaskBar icon
    I think that was to show the result, not the cause.
    Last edited by BruceR; 2015-08-29 at 12:38.

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    That is correct. It is the result. I did try to disable all the Add-Ins as I heard that it can be caused by ASAP Utilities, but to no effect. Thanks for your help though.
    Last edited by hubyster; 2015-08-29 at 18:13.

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    Hi. Just to clarify. I right click and select open for an Excel file through Explorer. The same thing happens if I double click on the file in Explorer. The result is that the file opens in the foreground, but there is another instance of Excel open, but this has no worksheet. Does that make sense?

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    If you end up beating your head on the wall with this one and all else fails, you can try a system restore to a point prior to when the issue started. Many times updates or installs can change registry settings that can affect how other programs operate.

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    Thanks. I did try that also.

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    Solved (I think)

    Thanks for all your help. It was an add-in after all.

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    Thanks once again.

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