Open Excel 2007 files in new instances



I would like to open each workbook in a new instance when opening from
explorer. In XP I changed the file context menu Open command to include the
"%1" parameter, and this worked well.
Now I have Windows7 I'm having problems. I have again added the parameter,
and disabled the DDE message [open("%1")] (as I did in XP) and now excel
opens blank, (there was already an /e switch which I gather tells Excel to
not open a blank worksheet). I have run the command via the command line and
it works without problem, so I assume that the parameter is just not being
sent to Excel through explorer.

Is this a Windows7 problem then, rather than an Excel one? Is there a DDE
message that I can send instead of Open that will tell Excel to open in a new

Using Excel 2007on Window7 x86.

Many Thanks


Typical, found the answer in the next search entry I tried!

You need to hack the registry as found here :
Delete the following lines in the registry (or rename):
and change the below like shown:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE /e “%1″
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE /e “%1″

Works just like in XP.


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