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Old 09-06-2009, 10:00 AM
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I've just reinstalled Office 97 on a new HDD because of an HDD failure. (yeah. I know it's old but it works for me!)



However, I have one problem. Whenever I try to open a file from a computer of my network (either double clicking it or using a shortcut), I get 2 error messages, then it opens.

For example, I'm trying to open "file.xls: in the My Documents folder on the networked computer. A shortcut would look like this: "\\OtherComputer\My Documents\file.xls". I get the following error messages:
1. "\\OtherComputer\My.xls could not be found........"
2. "\\OtherComputer\Documents\file.xls could not be found........"
3. Then the correct file opens.

It looks like the space between My & Documents is the problem.

This problem happens only with MS Office 97 files. "txt", "MP3" & other file formats open normally.

The same files with the same shortcuts worked on the previous installation on the old HDD.

The same thing happens if I double click on an MS Office file from the networked computer.

Anyone have any ideas?
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