I cannot open Office 2007 Excel files From Windows Explorer


D

David

I cannot open MS Office 2007 Enterprise Excel files by double clicking on
them in Windows Explorer. Excel opens, but not the file. There is no error
message. I have to open them directly from Excel, and the file opens just
fine. This problem just started happening. It used to work just fine. I
emailed the same excel files to my wife who has MS Office 2007 Excel, and she
opened it from Windows Explorer. I ran my virus detector, and I have no
virus. I tried opening the file from explorer with the antivirus off, and
still does not work. I can open Power Point and Word files from Windows
Explorer just fine, the problem is only with Excel. Does anyone know what the
problem could be? Maybe some setting changed on my computer? It is a pain to
have to use Excel to open my files. It is nice to got to Windows explorer and
and open from there sometimes.
 
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D

Dennis Tucker

Possibly what happened is that the file type associations in windows
explorer is corrupted for the .XLS or .XLSX file types. Type deleting them
and create new ones.

Dennis
 
G

Gary''s Student

Office Botton > Excel Options > Advanced > General > clear the ignore other
apps checkbox
 
D

Dave Peterson

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

Tools|Options|General|Uncheck "Ignore other applications"
(xl2003 menus)

or
Office Button|Excel Options|Advanced|General|Uncheck "Ignore other applications"
(xl2007)

--- or ---

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

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

David

Thanks, That was it.

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

Tools|Options|General|Uncheck "Ignore other applications"
(xl2003 menus)

or
Office Button|Excel Options|Advanced|General|Uncheck "Ignore other applications"
(xl2007)

--- or ---

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

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

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