Can't double click Excel from desktop


G

Guest

I've tried the suggested fixes. 1) Tools>Options>General uncheck "Ignore
other Applications". This at least lets me open the file, but first Excel
tries to find a filename comprised of each name in the path. E.g. It tries
to find "C:\Documents.xls" and I get an error message "file not found." I
click ok and it tries to find the next word in the path - e.g. "and.xls."
This continues until the path is exhausted and Excel finally finds the file.

I've also tried making the desktop my default location by 1)
Tools>Options>General then entering the desktop path in the default location
box.

I've also tried 1) Start>Run "excel.exe /unregserver"(no quotes)>OK.
2) Start>Run "excel.exe /regserver"(no quotes)>OK.

Did not help. I've also designated the full path to excel.exe.
I typed
Start>Run "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\excel.exe /unregserver
and then
Start>Run "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\excel.exe /regserver


That failed too. Can anyone help? Thanks.
 
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papou

Hi Lawrence

Although it should have been changed using the REGERVER command line, check
in the registry (Excel2003):
1 - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\EXCEL.EXE\shell\Open\Command
where you should have as default:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE" /e
2 - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\EXCEL.EXE\shell\Open\ddeexec
where you should have as default:
[open("%1")]

HTH
Cordially
Pascal
 
D

Dave Peterson

Saved from a previous post:

Sometimes one of these works when you're having trouble with double clicking on
the file in windows explorer:

Tools|Options|General|Ignore other applications (uncheck it)

--- or ---

Close Excel and
Windows Start Button|Run
excel /unregserver
then
Windows Start Button|Run
excel /regserver

The /unregserver & /regserver stuff resets the windows registry to excel's
factory defaults.

Maybe one of these will work for you.

==========
Since you tried the first already, it's time to try the second.
 
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G

Guest

I found another fix. It seems as if there is a conflict between the latest
version of Quicktime and Excel. When I went to Help> Repair in Excel, it
required me to uninstall Quicktime. Then it worked. I then reinstalled an
old version of Quicktime and now both Excel and Itunes work.

Does anyone know of a patch from Microsoft or Quicktime/Apple that will
allow use of the most current version of Quicktime?
--
lawrence


papou said:
Hi Lawrence

Although it should have been changed using the REGERVER command line, check
in the registry (Excel2003):
1 - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\EXCEL.EXE\shell\Open\Command
where you should have as default:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE" /e
2 - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\EXCEL.EXE\shell\Open\ddeexec
where you should have as default:
[open("%1")]

HTH
Cordially
Pascal


lawrence said:
I've tried the suggested fixes. 1) Tools>Options>General uncheck "Ignore
other Applications". This at least lets me open the file, but first Excel
tries to find a filename comprised of each name in the path. E.g. It
tries
to find "C:\Documents.xls" and I get an error message "file not found."
I
click ok and it tries to find the next word in the path - e.g. "and.xls."
This continues until the path is exhausted and Excel finally finds the
file.

I've also tried making the desktop my default location by 1)
Tools>Options>General then entering the desktop path in the default
location
box.

I've also tried 1) Start>Run "excel.exe /unregserver"(no quotes)>OK.
2) Start>Run "excel.exe /regserver"(no quotes)>OK.

Did not help. I've also designated the full path to excel.exe.
I typed
Start>Run "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\excel.exe
/unregserver
and then
Start>Run "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\excel.exe /regserver


That failed too. Can anyone help? Thanks.
 

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