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Old 05-03-2011, 04:52 AM
Calastein Calastein is offline unable to open Excel files on the Desktop? Windows XP unable to open Excel files on the Desktop? Office 2003
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I have tried copying them, renaming them but I cannot opening .xls files from the desktop. I can open Excel and browse to them fine. I've also searched for a resolution online and found that the 'Ignore Other Applications' in tools-options-general should be unchecked which it is.

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OTPM OTPM is offline unable to open Excel files on the Desktop? Windows 7 32bit unable to open Excel files on the Desktop? Office 2010 32bit
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Hi
This sounds like it may be a file association issue. Check that the default application to open the file is set to MS Excel.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:59 AM
Calastein Calastein is offline unable to open Excel files on the Desktop? Windows XP unable to open Excel files on the Desktop? Office 2003
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Thanks for responding : I've checked the file assocaition, funny thing is, when I double click the files nothing happens at all and I don't get any 'open with' pop ups etc???
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