#### Opening excel #7

Hi all,

Excel has stopped opening.  when you open it from the desktop or from
programs it prompts you to reinstall office - but if you open it from
run it opens fine, still prompts you to reinstall office, but after
cancelling through that a couple of times it runs ok.
at the same time i lost my internet connection, it lost it's default
p/word and some settings changed on the security settings under my
connection for no reason.  that however has been sorted - i am running
on xp - also, excel is the only one i'm having a problem with - word
etc are all functioning fine...!
any ideas :confused: :cool: :confused:

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Your Excel file association may be lost.

Start>Run "excel.exe /regserver"(no quotes and note the space before the /
mark).

You may have to enter your full path to excel.exe....in that case surround
with quotes as in.....  "C:\mypath\to Excel\somewhere\excel.exe" /regserver

If this doesn't do the trick.............

Try to un-register first then go back to /regserver as above.

Start>Run "excel.exe /unregserver"(no quotes and note the space before the /
mark).

If the above steps bring no joy..................

Go to Start>Settings>Folder>Options>File Types.  Scroll down to MS Excel
Worksheet.  Then if running Win98 OS Edit> select "Open" and Edit.

If using WinXP OS you would scroll down to .XLS then "Advanced">Open>Edit.

In Command line the path should be similar to this....

"C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\EXCEL.EXE" /e  (delete the <sp>/e if
you want Book1 to open.

You must have the double quotes.

Below have "use DDE" checked and this in the DDE message box....[open("%1")]

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Wed, 4 Feb 2004 04:05:47 -0600, mccloud
<<mccloud.113jrl@excelforum-nospam.com>> wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>Excel has stopped opening.  when you open it from the desktop or from
>programs it prompts you to reinstall office - but if you open it from
>run it opens fine, still prompts you to reinstall office, but after
>cancelling through that a couple of times it runs ok.
>at the same time i lost my internet connection, it lost it's default
>p/word and some settings changed on the security settings under my
>connection for no reason.  that however has been sorted - i am running
>on xp - also, excel is the only one i'm having a problem with - word
>etc are all functioning fine...!
>any ideas :confused: :cool: :confused:
>
>
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>Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/


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Gord
2/4/2004 6:06:14 PM

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