Can't open a file unless I open an application and open the file with it..... RRS feed

  • Question

  • So there is this Vista machine....... and if you click on a specific file it will open/start the correct app (say Excel) then it will say that it can't open the file as the path or name is wrong (but it isn't). But if you open/launch the correct application, and then go through the "open" option of the app to find the file and open it, it works fine!! 

    Very frustrating..... Please any help.
    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:45 PM

All replies

  • Hi irnbruboy,

    Try http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158996
    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP
    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:33 PM
  • Ramesh,

    Thank you for the reply, this article's problem is exactly the same as mine. But this article refers to Excel 97 and the machine with the issue is running Vista and Office 2007, so I can't take the actions it says. Any other ideas??

    Many thanks,

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:19 PM