multiple files open upon startup

Every Time when I open Excel 2007 after updating from 2003 - multiple files 
(140 to be exact) open before I can even select open file to get the one I 
want.  I went online and download updates today, now it opens 243 files.  I 
have closed each one, tried to close group (it won't let me), deleted files 
all to no avail.  How can I stop files from opening automatically upon 
starting Excel?  It's very frustrating HELP PLEASE  I have tried getting 
ahold of microsoft directly and can't get any help here either.  I'm stuck 
without help.  Can anyone please help me?????
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Vicki
    That sounds fishy.  Excel is built to open all files in the XLSTART 
folder when Excel is opened.  You need to look in your XLSTART folder and 
see what files are in there and remove all files that you don't want opened 
with Excel.  Finding the XLSTART folder is not a matter of just searching 
for it, because you may have more than one such folder and Excel sees just 
one of them.  Do this.  Open Excel.  Now, with one of those spurious files 
on the screen, do a SaveAs.  With the SaveAs box on the screen, look at the 
folder in the "Save in:" box.  Click on the drop-down arrow to the right of 
the "Save in" box and trace backwards until you have the entire path for 
that folder.  Close out everything, Excel and all.  Now go into Windows 
Explorer (not Internet Explorer) and find that folder and see what's in it. 
You may have a "Personal.xlsx or .xlsm file.  That's OK.  The rest of the 
files is what you're looking for.   HTH  Otto

"Vicki B" <Vicki B@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:D133FF14-18E2-46C0-829F-D9F4488FCF3D@microsoft.com...
> Every Time when I open Excel 2007 after updating from 2003 - multiple 
> files
> (140 to be exact) open before I can even select open file to get the one I
> want.  I went online and download updates today, now it opens 243 files. 
> I
> have closed each one, tried to close group (it won't let me), deleted 
> files
> all to no avail.  How can I stop files from opening automatically upon
> starting Excel?  It's very frustrating HELP PLEASE  I have tried getting
> ahold of microsoft directly and can't get any help here either.  I'm stuck
> without help.  Can anyone please help me????? 

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Otto
3/11/2010 5:51:17 PM
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