lnk problem cant open excel program

April 24, 2013 at 16:53:33
Specs: Windows 64
i tried to open an excel program, and i get this message..the drive or network connection that the shortcut book 1 .lnk refers to is unavailable ,make surethat the disk is properly inserted or network resource is available: all other excel programs are fine just this one i never insert a disk. thank you

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#1
April 24, 2013 at 19:39:17
Apparently the icon you are trying is a shortcut and the actual file is elsewhere.
When you created the icon, you may have thought you saved the file itself, but you may have just saved a shortcut to the file. If the original file was on another drive, especially a removable or network drive, the link to the original file is not there.
Do a search for the file name on the computer.
Right click on the icon and choose properties. If there is any reference to shortcut (like a shortcut tab), then the icon is a shortcut. Look for the path listed for the file within the properties box as a clue as to where the file is or was, so you can know where to look for it. It might be simply from an email or on a flash drive and hopefully the original is still there.
Look, search, think. and let us know if you find it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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April 25, 2013 at 17:53:09
the program was on the computer i have four spreadsheets on excel but only one of them has this problem only happen last week been using it for a long time with no problems untill now, cant find the path in properties box

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#3
April 25, 2013 at 18:29:07
Possibly deleted or corrupted.
Manually look through your documents and other folders to see if you can see any reference to the file.
Do a Windows search for the file name to see if there is any version of it saved anywhere else.
Open Excel and use the Open feature and see if it offers you that file as an option, if it shows up there, try opening it from there. You may even see an attempt by Office to recover a damaged or unsaved file by autosave.
Look in Recycle Bin for the file.
Try running a recovery program like recuva to see if it is found.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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