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Problem: Excel & Word Open Slowly

I had the same problems with Excel either opening XLS and XLSX files
slowly or not at all. I just fixed the file associations for both of
them. Here is what I did.

1) Open an Explorer window and click Folder Option, then File Types.
Scoll down to either XLS or XLSX file type (you need to do the same
for both of them)

2) Once you has XLS (or XLSX) selected, then click Advanced.

3) Click on the OPEN action and then click Edit.

4) Under the Application to use box it probably says “….Microsoft
Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE” /e” or something similar. Replace the /e
with “%1” (including the quotes). so it should now look like this:

“…Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE” “%1”

5) You can uncheck the “Use DDE” also.

Once that is done close out of all those screen and try to open the
XLS (or XLSX depending on what which one you changed) and it would
open right up in Excel. This fixed the problems I was having.

Have questions, leave a comment:

October 30, 2009 - Posted by | Information Technology (I.T.) |

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