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Excel 2000 File Assoc. Problem

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by dcgofish, Jan 14, 2002.

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  1. dcgofish

    dcgofish Thread Starter

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    Running Ms Office 2000, on Me. When I click an XLS file in my my docs folder I get a cant find message for the first word in the file name.XLS, then i hit OK and it gives the same message for second word in the filename with .xls attached and so on untill I reach the last of the file name and then it opens excel and the file as it should. If I open excel and THEN open files from files menu its fine goes right to it. Sounds confusinfg I know, example: click a file in my docs, error message is can't find C:\My.xls check spelling ect. Click OK, next message is cant find Documents\unitedway\Page.xls
    click OK next is Can't find 8.xls click OK cant find CARES.xls ect ect.
    Till I get to the lastone grants.xls and then excel opens with the file.
    The file I'm opening is C:\MY Documents\unitedway\page8-Cares fees and grants.xls
    What could be causing this?the association parameters look the same as the other office apps-which work fine. Thanks DC
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    Try this, DC:

    Tools-Options, General tab. UNcheck "ignore other apps"

    Let me know...
     
  3. dcgofish

    dcgofish Thread Starter

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    Saw that in another post, and looked-it was unchecked.
    What is a DDE, listed in the file types advanced options? DC
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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  5. dcgofish

    dcgofish Thread Starter

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    Long week, but got it repaired, reinstalled actually cause I had Std. disk here and Prem was installed. So now I'm running Office 2000 Std.
    Remaining problem, when I click MY Documents from Documents in the Start up menu I get a "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing....create an association ect.
    What do I assoc it with to open My doc folder to chose a file? What file opens My Docs from the menu? Thanks DC
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Try running this reg file:

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mydocs]
    @="CLSID\\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"


    Copy the bold to notepad, save as Mydocs.reg, doubleclick, and answer 'yes'.

    Reboot.

    Good luck,
     
  7. dcgofish

    dcgofish Thread Starter

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    No dice, same error message. DC
     
  8. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    In that case there's very likely something wrong with the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

    However, I'm running a Dutch language version of Win98 SE, so I can't let you have mine.

    Maybe someone with WinME can rush to your assistance.
    I think its worth while trying to import a 'working' copy of that subkey.

    Good luck,
     
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