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Can't open XLSX files in Sharepoint if the document is displayed in library view RRS feed

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  • I have this strange behavior when it comes to open XLSX Excel files in Sharepoint.

    Server (virtual)
       Sharepoint Server 3.0
       Windows File Server 2008 R2

    Client (64-bit)
       Windows 7
       Office Professional 2010
       Internet Explorer 9

    I activated the site feature "open documents in client applications" but nevertheless Sharepoint tries to open the document inside the browser - without succeeding! The error it throws is

    -> "Unable to process the request." (if doubleclicked)
    -> "The document could not be opened for editing. A Microsoft SharePoint Foundation compatible application coulkd not be found to edit the document" (if I choose drop down menu: Edit in Microsoft Excel)

    If I open that same document in the tree-view or just following its url it opens without any problem.

    Another user with the same configuration but running Internet Explorer 8 can't open that document in neither ways; he always gets the error message that the path can't be found or that the file is busy.

    Somethings wrong!

    Any suggestions?

    Regards, Martin

    • Moved by Trevor SewardMVP Monday, January 14, 2013 7:28 PM MOSS/WSSv3 Question
    Monday, January 14, 2013 5:20 PM