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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Dean5, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. Dean5

    Dean5 Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to get into Excel on my computer at work and I have 2 messages that pop up 1st:

    Cannot find the file C:\WINNT\Profiles\Dee\Desktop|timesheet.xls (or one of its components) Mare sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.

    I OK this and then :

    Internal error 2336

    I run thru a few of these errors then Excel opens the file.

    I see the file in my C:\WINNT\Profiles\Dee\Desktop

    I've installed and reinstalled Excel a few times.
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    Pops up automatically?
    Or only when you try to get into your timesheet?

    Methinks your shortcut path is wrong.

    It says:

    Desktop|timesheet.xls

    That would be a file name. The pipe "|" is an acceptable character for a filename. Right-click your shortcut and change the path to read:

    Desktop\timesheet.xls

    (with a slash, not a pipe)

    Otherwise, check out Excel troubleshooting:
    www.theofficeexperts.com/excel
     
  3. Dean5

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    Sorry that was a typo :eek: - bad on my part. The error reads C:\WINNT\Profiles\Dee\Desktop\timesheet. But I will check the path again to make sure everything is in order. Thanks for your help.
     
  4. RandyG

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    Are you double-clicking the file to open it, or going through Excel, File Open?
     
  5. Dean5

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    I've tried going through the Start Open File route and dragged a shortcut on my desktop then clicking that to open it. With the same result of errors.
     
  6. RandyG

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    error message 2336 seems to be a corrupt file message, so if you have run uninstall and then reinstall it may not have removed the corrupt file. Try doing a repair instead of uninstall, or if you uninstall, then run Eraser 2000 to remove all extraneous traces of Office.


    Wait to see if Dreamboat has a better alternative though, cause this is the brute force method.
     
  7. Anne Troy

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    Personally, I don't like all this shortcut stuff.

    What happens when you find and double-click excel.exe through Windows Explorer?

    Did you do the Excel troubleshooting yet? I'd rather see you do that before a reinstall.

    Basically, if the registry is *insert expletive here* for Excel, this'll fix it. Reinstalling Excel DOES NOT fix the registry.
     
  8. Dean5

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    It was a stupid thing I didnt check. The service pack, we had pack 5 installed when pack 6 was added and the patch everything works fine :). Thanks so much for your input.
     
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