Help please! Trouble opening Excel 2003 files.


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astrope1

I am having problems opening Excel files when they are attached to an email
or when I double click on them when saved to my hard drive. I have no
problem opening them when Excel is already open. If I double click a file
named Nine-box grid.xls that is saved on my desktop, I get the following
error message.

'C:\Documents.xls' could not be found. When I click on ok, I get a
subsequent error message that says 'and.xls' could not be found. Click ok
again and get another message that says
'Settings/mylastname_myfirstname/Desktop/Nine-box.xls' could not be found.
Finally, I click ok again and get the last message which states 'grid.xls'
could not be found. Click ok one more time and Excel opens to a blank and
new spreadsheet.

This happens with any Excel file no matter where it is saved. It is
obviously reading the file path incorrectly, but how do I fix that? Any help
would be appreciated.
 
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astrope1

Thanks Jan.

That sort of worked. I still get all the error messages, but when I click
one last time, the file opens. Any other thoughts on getting rid of that? I
guess I can live with it if I have to.
 
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Ken Wright

Hi Jan, hope all is well with you and yours :). Was going to come in with
the "Ignore other apps" option, but the OP had stated that he got the same
issue when opening saved files from the hardrive, so figured his issue lay
elsewhere.

Regards
Ken........................
 
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Ken Wright

LOL - Not bad, though work is about to go nuts for me whilst we go into the
closing stages of chasing a pretty large bid. Still, can't complain :)

Regards
Ken.....................
 
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rldad2650

It appears to be problem in the new Office Security Update. I backed out the
new Security Update for Excel through the Control Panel Add/Delete program
and that did the trick. I hope it works for you and all the others.
 

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