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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Error opening excel files: "Windows cannot find 'C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\xxxxexcel file

    I have been getting an error opening excel files when I double click on the file. The error reads, "Windows cannot find 'C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\xxxxexcel file namexxx.xls'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again." However I can open excel files if I open the excel program and then click open file and search for it within a file path. Does anyone know what is causing this issue and how to possibly correct this? I have attached a screen shot of the error message.
    Thank you for your help.

  2. #2
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    sound like Windows doen't what to use to open it

    have you try

    right click on a execl file open with find the Excel and tick the always use the select program to open it

    then try to double click on it
    hope this help

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  3. #3
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    Clarifying the workbook path

    Are you on a shared server and the workbook is on your local drive? Then check your drive or where you are opening it from.

    Open the workbook from excel and in a vba macro type:

    If .enableevents=false then .enableevents=true
    sheets.add
    Cells(1,1)=thisworkbook.path & "\" & thisworkbook.name

    Or you can try in a new workbook try:

    workbooks.open(yourfilepathabove)

    If that doesn't work relocate the workbook to a new folder.

  4. #4
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    Try open and repair function...

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