File not recognized

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by eric blom, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. eric blom

    eric blom Guest

    I have an Excel file on my desktop. Whenever I double-click on it, I get the
    error message "Windows cannot find 'C:\users\owners\Desktop\eric.sources.xlsx'
    It doesn't matter if I save it under another name, or even pasting into a
    new file.
    I am able to open it by opening Excel first and then using the "open"
    function.
     
    eric blom, Sep 18, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi Eric

    Are you able to open the Excel file by right clicking on it and clic
    Open With and selecting the Excel .exe program

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69758-default-programs.htm

    Shaw

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    brink, Sep 18, 2007
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    eric blom Guest

    Thank you for responding. I just tried it, and no, I can't. Excel opens, but
    not the spreadsheet itself. Can you help?
     
    eric blom, Sep 18, 2007
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  4. Ronnie Vernon MVP, Sep 19, 2007
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    KSAndersen Guest

    I have the same problem. I don't think the abovementioned link gives any
    solution. I have fully updated anti-virus software (AVG) and disabling this
    did not change anything. I have the same problem with Word-files (Office
    2003) as with Excel-files. In my case the problem was first solved disabling
    UAC.
    Kjeld
     
    KSAndersen, Sep 19, 2007
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    deng3 Guest

    After the september bunch of vista-updates I got the same problems.
    Has anyone found a solution meanwhile?

    In addition since then my Outlook2007 runs a slow folder-repair-process
    everytime I open it.

    Dieter
     
    deng3, Oct 24, 2007
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  7. Hi. Have you tried unchecking the "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic
    Data Exchange (DDE)" option, in Office Menu - Excel Options - Advanced?

    That works for me.

    Ricardo.
     
    Richard Online, Nov 6, 2007
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    capgar Guest

    This may work for Excel. It does not work for Word 2007 (problem in
    documents folder and with e-mail attachments).

    Thanks...Chris
     
    capgar, Nov 18, 2007
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    Divesh Guest

    Hey Ricardo, the DDE option did the trick. Diamond geeza.
     
    Divesh, Aug 1, 2008
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    Jan Guest

    Unchecking the DDE option did indeed work! Thank you Ricardo!

    Grts Jan
     
    Jan, Sep 16, 2008
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    Raul Guest

    Muy agradecido Ricardo con tu consejo, me sacaste de un problema que me
    estaba torturando durante dias.
     
    Raul, Mar 22, 2009
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    ehermans Guest

    Thanks!!! Did the trick for me too. I neve made any changes in excel so I
    don't know why the problem started in the first place.
     
    ehermans, Oct 22, 2009
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  13. Muchas gracias Ricardo. Sin ese 'tip', varios no llegábamos a la solución.

    Atentos saludos, Carlos Eduardo.
     
    Carlos Eduardo, Nov 1, 2009
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  14. The same for me: I did no changes bur suddenly it stopped working! Thanks
    Ricardo. U RULE!!!
     
    Carlos Eduardo, Nov 1, 2009
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    mike Guest

    Brilliant - just worked for me too!
     
    mike, Feb 15, 2010
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  16. OH MY GOD - you don't know how mad this was driving me and now it's fixed!!!
    thanks you SOOO much. You're a life saver! Sue
     
    Divers Big Day Out, Apr 10, 2010
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  17. OH MY GOD!!! You don't know how mad this was driving me!!! Thank you so
    much. I can get on with my life again! Sue
     
    Divers Big Day Out, Apr 10, 2010
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