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    Excell Defaultsd (Office 2000 on WXpHE)

    Starting last week I now receive a message when I start XL: "This file is not in recognizable format" - then a workbook called Defaults.ppr opens. I have searched for this file and cannot find it, I do not want this file to start up. Please can anyone tell me how to stop this irritation? Many thanks in advance.
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    Re: Excell Defaultsd (Office 2000 on WXpHE)

    Open Windows Explorer (or My Computer), select Tools | Folder Options..., View tab and make sure that the "Show hidden files and folders" option is selected. Then search for the file again.
    Or to take another approach: search for a folder named XLStart, then check which files (including hidden ones) this folder contains. All files in the XLStart folder will be opened automatically when you start Excel. For example, if you have a personal macro file Personal.xls, it will reside in XLStart.

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    Re: Excell Defaultsd (Office 2000 on WXpHE)

    Is there an antry in Excel's Tools, options, general, "Alternate startup file location" ? Clear it, excel will try to open all files from that location.
    Jan Karel Pieterse
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    Re: Excell Defaultsd (Office 2000 on WXpHE)

    Many thanks to you and Hans; the advice given has cracked the problem. Well done both of you.
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