Excel 2007 no longer opens documents on desktop or email attachmen


R

Reno99

When I click on an excel document on my desktop, I get an error message
saying: "windows cannot find [name of document]. Please make sure you typed
the name correctly, etc." The same thing happens when I try to open an excel
email attachment. If I open Excel and can locate the file through "Desktop"
or "Documents," the same document will open. I ran Office diagnostic which
found nothing wrong. This does not happen with Word 2007 documents on the
desktop.
 
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Gary Keramidas

you can try this, i don't know which operating system you're using, though.

open a cmd prompt.
this is where it makes difference. in vista you'll have to open it as an
administrator.
navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

if you're running a 64 bit os,
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

type in this command: excel.exe /unregserver

then type this command: excel.exe /regserver

if you have issues, let us know which operating system you're running, it
makes a big difference.
 
S

Sheeloo

Try this

Close Excel if open
Click on Start and then Run
Type the following command (after replacing yourpathtoexcel.exe with the
actual path in your compuer)
Start>Run "C:\yourpathtoexcel2007\excel.exe" /regserver

On my laptop I use
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Excel.exe" /regserver

note the space before /regserver
 
R

Reno99

I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition. I was not able to follow your
advice. The commands "/regserver" and "/unregserver" were rejected as
"Invalid switch. I tried a system restore but it repeatedly failed.

Thanks,

Reno99

Gary Keramidas said:
you can try this, i don't know which operating system you're using, though.

open a cmd prompt.
this is where it makes difference. in vista you'll have to open it as an
administrator.
navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

if you're running a 64 bit os,
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

type in this command: excel.exe /unregserver

then type this command: excel.exe /regserver

if you have issues, let us know which operating system you're running, it
makes a big difference.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
When I click on an excel document on my desktop, I get an error message
saying: "windows cannot find [name of document]. Please make sure you
typed
the name correctly, etc." The same thing happens when I try to open an
excel
email attachment. If I open Excel and can locate the file through
"Desktop"
or "Documents," the same document will open. I ran Office diagnostic which
found nothing wrong. This does not happen with Word 2007 documents on the
desktop.

.
 
G

Gord Dibben

I don't run Vista but have you made sure there is a space between

excel.exe<sp>/regserver


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition. I was not able to follow your
advice. The commands "/regserver" and "/unregserver" were rejected as
"Invalid switch. I tried a system restore but it repeatedly failed.

Thanks,

Reno99

Gary Keramidas said:
you can try this, i don't know which operating system you're using, though.

open a cmd prompt.
this is where it makes difference. in vista you'll have to open it as an
administrator.
navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

if you're running a 64 bit os,
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

type in this command: excel.exe /unregserver

then type this command: excel.exe /regserver

if you have issues, let us know which operating system you're running, it
makes a big difference.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
When I click on an excel document on my desktop, I get an error message
saying: "windows cannot find [name of document]. Please make sure you
typed
the name correctly, etc." The same thing happens when I try to open an
excel
email attachment. If I open Excel and can locate the file through
"Desktop"
or "Documents," the same document will open. I ran Office diagnostic which
found nothing wrong. This does not happen with Word 2007 documents on the
desktop.

.
 
G

Gary Keramidas

exactly why i stated you need to run in an elevated command prompt.

right click the command prompt start menu item and select run as
administrator. then try the commands i stated.

vista uac blocks this by default.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition. I was not able to follow
your
advice. The commands "/regserver" and "/unregserver" were rejected as
"Invalid switch. I tried a system restore but it repeatedly failed.

Thanks,

Reno99

Gary Keramidas said:
you can try this, i don't know which operating system you're using,
though.

open a cmd prompt.
this is where it makes difference. in vista you'll have to open it as an
administrator.
navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

if you're running a 64 bit os,
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

type in this command: excel.exe /unregserver

then type this command: excel.exe /regserver

if you have issues, let us know which operating system you're running, it
makes a big difference.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
When I click on an excel document on my desktop, I get an error message
saying: "windows cannot find [name of document]. Please make sure you
typed
the name correctly, etc." The same thing happens when I try to open an
excel
email attachment. If I open Excel and can locate the file through
"Desktop"
or "Documents," the same document will open. I ran Office diagnostic
which
found nothing wrong. This does not happen with Word 2007 documents on
the
desktop.

.
 
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R

Reno99

I have been running as an administrator. I am having trouble navigating to
the Program Files\Office 12\Excel.exe location, and when I tried to use the
cmd "help" AND "?" to find out about either "regserver" or "unregserver" I
get that it "is not recognized as an internal or external command." Now I
know this version of cmd.exe is different from the command prompts in the
past, and I may be having a problem with syntax here, but I have tried many
permutations of commands. Apparently I need more explicit instructions form
the command prompt. Thank you for your assistance.

Gary Keramidas said:
exactly why i stated you need to run in an elevated command prompt.

right click the command prompt start menu item and select run as
administrator. then try the commands i stated.

vista uac blocks this by default.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition. I was not able to follow
your
advice. The commands "/regserver" and "/unregserver" were rejected as
"Invalid switch. I tried a system restore but it repeatedly failed.

Thanks,

Reno99

Gary Keramidas said:
you can try this, i don't know which operating system you're using,
though.

open a cmd prompt.
this is where it makes difference. in vista you'll have to open it as an
administrator.
navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

if you're running a 64 bit os,
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

type in this command: excel.exe /unregserver

then type this command: excel.exe /regserver

if you have issues, let us know which operating system you're running, it
makes a big difference.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


When I click on an excel document on my desktop, I get an error message
saying: "windows cannot find [name of document]. Please make sure you
typed
the name correctly, etc." The same thing happens when I try to open an
excel
email attachment. If I open Excel and can locate the file through
"Desktop"
or "Documents," the same document will open. I ran Office diagnostic
which
found nothing wrong. This does not happen with Word 2007 documents on
the
desktop.

.

.
 
G

Gary Keramidas

see if you can do this:

open explorer and navigate to c:\program files\microsoft office

shift right click on office 12 and select open command window here

type in

regsvr32 excel.exe

press enter and see if it works


--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
I have been running as an administrator. I am having trouble navigating to
the Program Files\Office 12\Excel.exe location, and when I tried to use
the
cmd "help" AND "?" to find out about either "regserver" or "unregserver" I
get that it "is not recognized as an internal or external command." Now I
know this version of cmd.exe is different from the command prompts in the
past, and I may be having a problem with syntax here, but I have tried
many
permutations of commands. Apparently I need more explicit instructions
form
the command prompt. Thank you for your assistance.

Gary Keramidas said:
exactly why i stated you need to run in an elevated command prompt.

right click the command prompt start menu item and select run as
administrator. then try the commands i stated.

vista uac blocks this by default.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition. I was not able to follow
your
advice. The commands "/regserver" and "/unregserver" were rejected as
"Invalid switch. I tried a system restore but it repeatedly failed.

Thanks,

Reno99

:

you can try this, i don't know which operating system you're using,
though.

open a cmd prompt.
this is where it makes difference. in vista you'll have to open it as
an
administrator.
navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

if you're running a 64 bit os,
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

type in this command: excel.exe /unregserver

then type this command: excel.exe /regserver

if you have issues, let us know which operating system you're running,
it
makes a big difference.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


When I click on an excel document on my desktop, I get an error
message
saying: "windows cannot find [name of document]. Please make sure
you
typed
the name correctly, etc." The same thing happens when I try to open
an
excel
email attachment. If I open Excel and can locate the file through
"Desktop"
or "Documents," the same document will open. I ran Office diagnostic
which
found nothing wrong. This does not happen with Word 2007 documents
on
the
desktop.

.

.
 
R

Reno99

Okay, after much trial and error I managed to find the right path and was
able to execute "unregserver" then "regserver." So then I restarted the
computer and tried to open Excel files from desktop and emails. No change.
Now am I supposed to register multiple paths using this method? desktop?
Temporary internet files?

Gary Keramidas said:
exactly why i stated you need to run in an elevated command prompt.

right click the command prompt start menu item and select run as
administrator. then try the commands i stated.

vista uac blocks this by default.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition. I was not able to follow
your
advice. The commands "/regserver" and "/unregserver" were rejected as
"Invalid switch. I tried a system restore but it repeatedly failed.

Thanks,

Reno99

Gary Keramidas said:
you can try this, i don't know which operating system you're using,
though.

open a cmd prompt.
this is where it makes difference. in vista you'll have to open it as an
administrator.
navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

if you're running a 64 bit os,
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

type in this command: excel.exe /unregserver

then type this command: excel.exe /regserver

if you have issues, let us know which operating system you're running, it
makes a big difference.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


When I click on an excel document on my desktop, I get an error message
saying: "windows cannot find [name of document]. Please make sure you
typed
the name correctly, etc." The same thing happens when I try to open an
excel
email attachment. If I open Excel and can locate the file through
"Desktop"
or "Documents," the same document will open. I ran Office diagnostic
which
found nothing wrong. This does not happen with Word 2007 documents on
the
desktop.

.

.
 
R

Reno99

When I executed both "regserver" and "unregserver" the program instantly
opened an Excel sheet, but I was still unable to open Excel files on desktop
or in email attachments. I received exactly the same results as I have in
earlier attempts: "Windows cannot find..."

Reno99 said:
Okay, after much trial and error I managed to find the right path and was
able to execute "unregserver" then "regserver." So then I restarted the
computer and tried to open Excel files from desktop and emails. No change.
Now am I supposed to register multiple paths using this method? desktop?
Temporary internet files?

Gary Keramidas said:
exactly why i stated you need to run in an elevated command prompt.

right click the command prompt start menu item and select run as
administrator. then try the commands i stated.

vista uac blocks this by default.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition. I was not able to follow
your
advice. The commands "/regserver" and "/unregserver" were rejected as
"Invalid switch. I tried a system restore but it repeatedly failed.

Thanks,

Reno99

:

you can try this, i don't know which operating system you're using,
though.

open a cmd prompt.
this is where it makes difference. in vista you'll have to open it as an
administrator.
navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

if you're running a 64 bit os,
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

type in this command: excel.exe /unregserver

then type this command: excel.exe /regserver

if you have issues, let us know which operating system you're running, it
makes a big difference.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


When I click on an excel document on my desktop, I get an error message
saying: "windows cannot find [name of document]. Please make sure you
typed
the name correctly, etc." The same thing happens when I try to open an
excel
email attachment. If I open Excel and can locate the file through
"Desktop"
or "Documents," the same document will open. I ran Office diagnostic
which
found nothing wrong. This does not happen with Word 2007 documents on
the
desktop.

.

.
 
R

Reno99

I was able to do this but then I got the following: "The module "excel.exe"
wasloaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found. Make sure that
"excel.exe" is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again."

Gary Keramidas said:
see if you can do this:

open explorer and navigate to c:\program files\microsoft office

shift right click on office 12 and select open command window here

type in

regsvr32 excel.exe

press enter and see if it works


--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
I have been running as an administrator. I am having trouble navigating to
the Program Files\Office 12\Excel.exe location, and when I tried to use
the
cmd "help" AND "?" to find out about either "regserver" or "unregserver" I
get that it "is not recognized as an internal or external command." Now I
know this version of cmd.exe is different from the command prompts in the
past, and I may be having a problem with syntax here, but I have tried
many
permutations of commands. Apparently I need more explicit instructions
form
the command prompt. Thank you for your assistance.

Gary Keramidas said:
exactly why i stated you need to run in an elevated command prompt.

right click the command prompt start menu item and select run as
administrator. then try the commands i stated.

vista uac blocks this by default.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition. I was not able to follow
your
advice. The commands "/regserver" and "/unregserver" were rejected as
"Invalid switch. I tried a system restore but it repeatedly failed.

Thanks,

Reno99

:

you can try this, i don't know which operating system you're using,
though.

open a cmd prompt.
this is where it makes difference. in vista you'll have to open it as
an
administrator.
navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

if you're running a 64 bit os,
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

type in this command: excel.exe /unregserver

then type this command: excel.exe /regserver

if you have issues, let us know which operating system you're running,
it
makes a big difference.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


When I click on an excel document on my desktop, I get an error
message
saying: "windows cannot find [name of document]. Please make sure
you
typed
the name correctly, etc." The same thing happens when I try to open
an
excel
email attachment. If I open Excel and can locate the file through
"Desktop"
or "Documents," the same document will open. I ran Office diagnostic
which
found nothing wrong. This does not happen with Word 2007 documents
on
the
desktop.

.


.

.
 
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Gary Keramidas

sorry, that won' work.

what about clicking the orb, then excel options
and in the general section. is ignore other applications checked? if so,
uncheck it.

turn off uac in control panel/ users, reboot just to see if this is causing
an issue. just make sure you turn it back on.
--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
I was able to do this but then I got the following: "The module "excel.exe"
wasloaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found. Make sure
that
"excel.exe" is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again."

Gary Keramidas said:
see if you can do this:

open explorer and navigate to c:\program files\microsoft office

shift right click on office 12 and select open command window here

type in

regsvr32 excel.exe

press enter and see if it works


--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


Reno99 said:
I have been running as an administrator. I am having trouble navigating
to
the Program Files\Office 12\Excel.exe location, and when I tried to use
the
cmd "help" AND "?" to find out about either "regserver" or
"unregserver" I
get that it "is not recognized as an internal or external command." Now
I
know this version of cmd.exe is different from the command prompts in
the
past, and I may be having a problem with syntax here, but I have tried
many
permutations of commands. Apparently I need more explicit instructions
form
the command prompt. Thank you for your assistance.

:

exactly why i stated you need to run in an elevated command prompt.

right click the command prompt start menu item and select run as
administrator. then try the commands i stated.

vista uac blocks this by default.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition. I was not able to
follow
your
advice. The commands "/regserver" and "/unregserver" were rejected
as
"Invalid switch. I tried a system restore but it repeatedly failed.

Thanks,

Reno99

:

you can try this, i don't know which operating system you're using,
though.

open a cmd prompt.
this is where it makes difference. in vista you'll have to open it
as
an
administrator.
navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

if you're running a 64 bit os,
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

type in this command: excel.exe /unregserver

then type this command: excel.exe /regserver

if you have issues, let us know which operating system you're
running,
it
makes a big difference.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


When I click on an excel document on my desktop, I get an error
message
saying: "windows cannot find [name of document]. Please make sure
you
typed
the name correctly, etc." The same thing happens when I try to
open
an
excel
email attachment. If I open Excel and can locate the file through
"Desktop"
or "Documents," the same document will open. I ran Office
diagnostic
which
found nothing wrong. This does not happen with Word 2007
documents
on
the
desktop.

.


.

.
 
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R

Reno99

The solution was in Excel Options. Somehow a box got checked that should have
been unchecked. "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange
(DDE)" No idea how the box got checked, but since unchecking it, everything
works normally. The End.

Reno99 said:
When I executed both "regserver" and "unregserver" the program instantly
opened an Excel sheet, but I was still unable to open Excel files on desktop
or in email attachments. I received exactly the same results as I have in
earlier attempts: "Windows cannot find..."

Reno99 said:
Okay, after much trial and error I managed to find the right path and was
able to execute "unregserver" then "regserver." So then I restarted the
computer and tried to open Excel files from desktop and emails. No change.
Now am I supposed to register multiple paths using this method? desktop?
Temporary internet files?

Gary Keramidas said:
exactly why i stated you need to run in an elevated command prompt.

right click the command prompt start menu item and select run as
administrator. then try the commands i stated.

vista uac blocks this by default.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition. I was not able to follow
your
advice. The commands "/regserver" and "/unregserver" were rejected as
"Invalid switch. I tried a system restore but it repeatedly failed.

Thanks,

Reno99

:

you can try this, i don't know which operating system you're using,
though.

open a cmd prompt.
this is where it makes difference. in vista you'll have to open it as an
administrator.
navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

if you're running a 64 bit os,
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

type in this command: excel.exe /unregserver

then type this command: excel.exe /regserver

if you have issues, let us know which operating system you're running, it
makes a big difference.

--


Gary Keramidas
Excel 2003


When I click on an excel document on my desktop, I get an error message
saying: "windows cannot find [name of document]. Please make sure you
typed
the name correctly, etc." The same thing happens when I try to open an
excel
email attachment. If I open Excel and can locate the file through
"Desktop"
or "Documents," the same document will open. I ran Office diagnostic
which
found nothing wrong. This does not happen with Word 2007 documents on
the
desktop.

.


.
 

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