Excel won't open when it should.


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PhillyRon

This strange problem has suddenly appeared. When I click on an excel file
(either .xls or .xlsx) in my windows directory or download an excel file from
an email attachment, or click on it in the START-->RECENT ITEMS list, Excel
2007 now refuses to open; I get an error window saying that "windows cannot
find the file.... Make sure you typed the name correctly". The only way to
get to file open is first to open Excel, create a blank spreadsheet and then
open the file through the Excel menu. This is turning into a real drag, as
you can appreciate.

Can you provide a fix?

RonLev
 
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Eduardo

Hi PhillyRon,
What happens is that Recent items list takes the file from where you open
it, let's say if I open the file from an email will be referred to the
temporaty file where you open it, then if you delete or move the email,
windows will not be able to find it, the same happens if you move the file
from un directory to another, windows will look the file in the first one and
of course will not find it giving you that error messages
 
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PhillyRon

Eduardo,

That's true in the special case where I move or rename the file and the
START-->RECENT ITEMS LIST still carries the old name/path, but my Excel is
stuck when I try to click on any excel file, no matter where or what it is.

PhillyRon
 

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