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Can't open Outlook 2003: msspc.ecf error

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by piecd, Aug 25, 2005.

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    I am suddenly unable to open Outlook 2003 - I get the following error messages: "The extension configuration file "C:\Program Fils\Microsoft Office\Office11\ADDINS\msspc.ecf could not be installed. There is an error in the syntax or format of the file."; then, "The extension configuration file "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Pffice11\addins\MSSPC.ECF could not be installed. There is an error in the syntax or format of the file."; then, "The file folder in "MSSPC.ECF" is missing or not valid. This problem may be resolved by using Detect and Repair in the Help menu.", then, "Cannot start MS Outlook. Unable to open the Outlook window." The problem appeared on the first reboot after a dowload of an update from Microsoft. Among other things, tried uninstalling and reinstalling MS Office, replacing the file, and running Detect and Repair from the installation CD, but to no avail. I'm a bit nervous about editing the Registry to change the path so did not attempt that. OS is XP. Any suggestions? Thx., piecd
     
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