Excel file opening error



Lately when I use Excel, if I try to open a file from within Excel the
file explorer locks up and I have to kill the application. However, if
use Explorer outside of office to navigate to the file directly and
double-click Excel engages fine. No other Office apps are affected and
I've tried to do a Repair.

(Office XP, Windows XP Pro SP3)



Dave Peterson

Excel locks up when you open that File|open dialog--not after you've selected
your file and clicked Open, right?

If yes, then my guess is that you map to a network drive (or a few network

Can you close excel and open windows explorer (not internet explorer) and unmap
those drives. Make sure you make a note of the sharenames and drive letters (if
it fails, you may want to map those drives again).

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