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Excel 2010 ProblemsI have been getting the following errors in Excel 2010 for about 3
I have been getting the following errors in Excel 2010 for about 3 months and they are getting more frequent (I have Win 7 Pro):

(1) Errors were detected while saving 'C:\Users\username\Documents\filename.xlsx'.
Microsoft Excel may be able to save the file by removing or repairing some
features. To make the repairs in a new file, click Continue. To cancel saving the
file, click Cancel.
(2) Cannot open the Clipboard.
(3) An unexpected error has occurred. AutoRecover has been disabled for this session of Excel.
(4) Excel has stopped working.
(5) Freezes on print preview.

I have done the following:
- Tried Excel in safe mode.
- Uninstalled and Reinstalled Office 2010.
- Disabled all add-ins.
- Done an exhaustive search on the internet only to find that other people have one or more of these errors, but no solutions.
- Other Office 2010 apps work ok.

Nothing has worked. Iím barely able to get anything done! Please help, Iím dying here!
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16-Oct-2010, 02:40 PM #2
Excel 2010 problems - unstable
I don't have a solution, but you are not alone. Your forum post describes exactly the kind of problems I have had with Excel ever since I installed Office 2010.
  • Sometimes a small change (changing the color of the font in one cell) will make it impossible to save a spreadsheet.
  • Sometimes I can open a spreadsheet from the Start menu, but not from an open Excel session.
  • Sometimes the clipboard cannot be opened
  • Etc.
I wish I knew what to try...
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Thanks for replying, Mike. I'm at my wit's end. I also tried reinstalling my HP printer driver to no avail. These problems started to occur with me about Aug. 2010, I think. I haven't installed anything. It may have something to do with a Windows or Office update, just guessing. I may have to call Microsoft ($) to get "maybe" an answer. If you hear of anything , please let me know...and I'll do the same.

I'll add your list to mine since I have experienced them, too. One more: When doing a "save as" Excel freezes.

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17-Oct-2010, 11:20 AM #4
Have you checked the XLSSTART folder in the Program Files folder?

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

Maybe there is a file there, any file there will be exceuted when opening Excel.
You could even have saved a recorded macro in your Personal.xlsx

This file is also stored in the XLSTART folder
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I have Office 2010 64-bit. In Program Files/Microsoft Office/ Office14, the XLSSTART folder is empty. I appreciate your thoughts though!

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17-Oct-2010, 02:19 PM #6
Okay, but I do think that there is an equivalent of Personal.xlst stored somewhere (if it's present).
You could search for it, when you open a new sheet and open the VBA editor you should see it in the list if it's present.
If not, then there is something else, and that really is a problem.
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17-Oct-2010, 02:55 PM #7
I did a search for Personal.xlst. It doesn't exist. I had no such problems with Office 2007, or when I first installed Office 2010. Thanks for replying.
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No such folders / files
I searched my computer, and found no folder named "xlsstart" and no files with the extension ".xlst" Any other ideas?

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17-Oct-2010, 04:39 PM #9
The folder is hidden. And your Personal file is probably going to be a .xlsb extension, not a template extension (xlst). What is the hardware you're running this on? I have 2010 x64 and haven't had any of these problems, and can't duplicate any of them.

Can you show the clipboard with Alt + E, B?

And you're up to date on all of your Windows updates?
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Zack, I see 3 .xlsb files, one of which will open. It's an old unsaved file that will open. The other 2 are $IWKRFIP.xlsb and $RWKRFIP.xlsb, what ever they are, and when I try to open them, they display the "properties" screen. There is no personal.xlsb file. "Can you show the clipboard with Alt + E, B?"...yes.

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Dell XPS410 Intel Core 2 6600 @ 2.40 MHz
4 Gb ram
Microsoft Windows 7 Pro x64
Microsoft Office 2010 Pro Plus x64

Windows and Office are up to date.
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17-Oct-2010, 05:58 PM #11
Those may be partial files. I don't trust the names though. I would hold select the file, hold the Shift key and double click the file. That will open the file without firing any auto open macros. Do the files open normally that way?

Did you check the default files list? Click your Windows button and select the Default Programs link on the right. Click the Associate a file type or protocol with a program button. Once the list populates, scroll down until you see the Excel extensions, i.e. xlsx, xlsb, xlsm, etc. Make sure they're associated with Microsoft Excel.
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17-Oct-2010, 06:59 PM #12
no *.xlsb
I searched and didn't find any files with that extension.

I am running an HP Pavilion desktop, 2.67 Gighertz Intel Core 2 Duo. The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium. The trouble started when I installed Office 2010 - under Office 2007 no such problems.
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Take a look at the picture file I uploaded. You're saying you do not see the highlighted file extension at all?
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$IWKRFIP.xlsb and $RWKRFIP.xlsb will not open even with the shift key. It appears they might be backup files, but won't open. I took a look at them in a hex editor and they are empty. All file associations are correct.
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Zack:

I find those file types in the list you highlighted, and I have quite a few .xlsx files - what I don't find are any .xlsb files. None that I have found.

Mike
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