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    Difficulty opening Excel (Excel97 SR2 on NT 4)

    I have a folder on my desktop called My Work
    it contains an Excel spreadsheet called Initial Details.xls

    so the full path is 'C:WINNTProfilesGWYNNODesktopMy WorkInitial Details.xls (watch those spaces)
    If I double click on it to open it and if I don't already have Excel open, I get the following 3 error messages
    1. 'C:WINNTProfilesGWYNNODesktopMy.xls' could not be found. Check the spelling of the name, and verify that the file location is correct.
    2. 'WorkInitial.xls' could not be found. etc.
    3. 'Details.xls' could not be found. etc

    and I end up with Excel open but no active document.

    If I then try and open it again (with Excel already open) I don't get error messages and the file opens without a problem.
    The File option panel to open an Excel Worksheet is as attached.

    I can open CSV format files using Excel with no problems at all, and other office documents open as expected.
    Removing all templates and office startup documents doesn't affect this problem

    I've not checked the archives because I've no idea what sort of search terms I would use ;-)

    Any ideas ?

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    Re: Difficulty opening Excel (Excel97 SR2 on NT 4)

    This should fix that:

    Start, run,
    "crogram filesMicrosoft OfficeofficeExcel.exe" /regserver

    Quotes mandatory, you may have to change the path.
    Jan Karel Pieterse
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    Re: Difficulty opening Excel (Excel97 SR2 on NT 4)

    I'm very impressed, that worked straight off.

    Is there somewhere I can find out more about these switches? Excel help only has very basic info on them.

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    Re: Difficulty opening Excel (Excel97 SR2 on NT 4)

    There is a link at the bottom of <!post=this post,186893>this post<!/post> .
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