Cannot open Excel

Microsoft Office 2010 home and student
February 15, 2012 at 11:56:05
Specs: Windows 7, custom/6
Since P.C. crash I have not been able to open up my Excel files.

Used to open after clicking on file...Now...

Goes to a "view downloads window" (view and track your downloads).

From here it does not let me OPEN or SAVE.


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#1
February 15, 2012 at 13:11:21
If you have 2007 run a Diagnostic:

Running Microsoft Office Diagnostics from the Start Menu

Click on the Start button
Click All Programs
Click Microsoft Office folder
Click Microsoft Office Tools
Click Microsoft Office Diagnostics
Click Continue
Click Run Diagnostics

You can also try a Repair:

Click on the Start button
Click Control Panel
Click Programs
Click Uninstall Programs
Scroll Down and Highlight Microsoft Office
Do Not Double Click.....
At the top of the Screen, On the Task Bar, Click on Repair

You may need your original install media.


MIKE

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#2
February 16, 2012 at 06:14:24
Mike, Re 1st Option;- Have Microsoft Tools but not Diagnostics.
Re 2nd Option;- ran repair but unfortunately after reboot did not solve problem.

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#3
February 16, 2012 at 11:39:11
Try a clean Uninstall and Reinstall

Look here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

Try:
Method 2: Uninstall Microsoft Office 2010 suites with Microsoft Fix it

MIKE

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#4
February 17, 2012 at 07:23:33
Tried clean uninstall & reinstall. No Joy
Also downloaded Office Compatibility Pack. No Joy
Tried Microsoft Fix It but saw no suitable link to my problem.
I am still getting "View Downloads" window

Allan


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#5
February 17, 2012 at 11:03:48
Download & Run the Fix It tool under Method # 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928...

It will also clean your registry of any stray bits of MS flotsam & jetsam that the crash may have left behind.


MIKE

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#6
February 18, 2012 at 06:15:08
Tried Method 2..did not cure it.
I THINK I need to get rid of this "View Download" Window

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#7
February 18, 2012 at 08:35:20
I think it's a registry problem, but I could be wrong.

There are instructions to manually remove Office, including registry keys.

It's not a simple process, that's why I suggested the FixIt option.

If you want to give it a try, it's METHOD #4 at the same link.

Otherwise, I'm out of ideas. Sorry.

MIKE

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#8
February 18, 2012 at 19:05:30
One other idea that might work.

First unregister Excel, then register it again.

1. On the Start menu, click Run .

2. In the Open box, type the path to Excel.exe and add the switch at the end of the command line, something like:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Excel.exe /unregserver

3. Click OK .

Now Register it again:

1. On the Start menu, click Run .

2. In the Open box, type the path to Excel.exe and add the switch at the end of the command line, something like:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Excel.exe /regserver

3. Click OK .

The regserver switch
"Forces Excel to register itself and then quit. Use this switch when you want Excel to rewrite all its registry keys and reassociate itself with Excel files, such as workbooks, charts, and others."

See if that helps.

MIKE

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#9
February 27, 2012 at 12:10:32
What I have now, in the same folder Some of the Excel Files open , those that have TYPE Microsoft Excel 2007...Ones that don't open have greyed out (with no small document sheet on Icon at start of file name with TYPE XLSX File.

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#10
February 27, 2012 at 12:45:32
Some of the Excel Files open

That's a start.

those that have TYPE Microsoft Excel 2007

Do you mean in the "properties" window?

Ones that don't open have greyed out (with no small document sheet on Icon at start of file name with TYPE XLSX File.

Lost me here.

MIKE

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#11
February 28, 2012 at 00:37:37
These are from an ordinary working folder. The icons are at the beginning of the file name. The "good" files have a X (excel) motiff with what seems a small document sheet behind it. The "bad" ones just have a faded X mottiff. Pity I couldn't give you a Screenshot.

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#12
February 28, 2012 at 11:49:59
Try here for help with corrupt files:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/e...

MIKE

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