Excel links won't work with IE8

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DebElk

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Hello!

I have hyperlinks to external web pages in some of my MS Excel 2003 files, which have worked fine for years. After installing Internet Explorer 8, I get the error "An unexpected error has occurred" on clicking these links. Newly created external links also do not work. Links to local files still work.

I have discovered that if IE is already open (to any website) the links will work.

I haven't found any settings in IE that might prevent the link from working. Nor have I found anything relevant in IE8 Help or in the MS Knowledge Base. FYI, my OS is Win XP Pro.

Any ideas?
Thanks for any help you can provide!
:confused:
Deb
 

Keebellah

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Have you tried to edit and refresh the links?
If you have a new link, does this one work?
Then I think it's a question of running through all the links en 're-link' them
I really don't have a clue, and, my 'old' links worked when I opened my sheets on a new computer.
The idea just popped up: is this s new system with IE8 or is it the same system but you updated from IEx to IE8?
Maybe Excel stores something somewhere and now it cannot find IExplorer?
I hope this gives you some ideas
 

Keebellah

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Sorry, It regsitered that new links don't work either.
Maybe a repair of the Office installation? Just to put the bits and bytes in the right place?
 
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