excel file opening problems

  RobLM 07:42 29 Apr 08
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I can open files from within excel without any problems. From Windows Explorer or desktop I get multiple error messages but file opens eventually.

eg 'C:\Documents' could not be found, then
'and.xls' could not be found then
'Settings.xls' could not be found etc.

Had same problem with word but remembered a fix from old copy of PCA
command 'winword /r' fixed problem.

what is equivalent repair command for excel?
what causes this to happen?

  rawprawn 08:36 29 Apr 08

Googled and found
The first action I would take is to re-register Excel:
1. Run the following command from the command prompt:
Excel.exe /unregserver
2. Reboot the machine.
3. Run the following command from the command prompt:
Excel.exe /regserver
4. Reboot the machine.

The second action is to run the Detect & Repair from the help-menu

  VoG II 08:51 29 Apr 08

Tools > Options > General tab. make sure 'Ignore other applications' is not ticked.

  RobLM 10:09 30 Apr 08

command 'excel.exe /regserver' worked and fixed problem. thanks for assistance

  rawprawn 13:37 30 Apr 08

Thanks for the feed back.

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