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Windows 7: there was a problem sending the command to the program

12 Sep 2012   #1
cummingm1

Ver 6.1 build 7601
 
 
there was a problem sending the command to the program

I am running windows 7 and Office Home and student 2007 my PC has myself and my wife as 2 users, when I double click a word or excel document it will open up the document in the appropriate package. However if we try the same on my wifes account I get "there was a problem sending the command to the program", the package opens but not the file?


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12 Sep 2012   #2
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Alright, so does this happen on both Excel & Word, Right?
Here's what I would suggest:
Try bringing up the Excel options, go to advanced and then scroll down to the
"General" section. Make sure that "Ignore other applications that use
Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" is not checked. Now close Excel and open the document again.
Hope this helps!
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12 Sep 2012   #3
cummingm1

Ver 6.1 build 7601
 
 

Thanks Dan, tried that still the same Mike
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12 Sep 2012   #4
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 


Try with this Microsoft FixIt... http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9785450
Gotta do a little research!
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12 Sep 2012   #5
cummingm1

Ver 6.1 build 7601
 
 

Thanks Dan that not work either
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12 Sep 2012   #6
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Doing some research. Trying to come up with a new suggestion soon!
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12 Sep 2012   #7
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Here are a few suggestions from Microsoft boards. Try the easy one (compat) first.
Backup your registry before trying the 2nd suggestion.
Good luck!

From MS Social Technet
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The fixit Man
Try this then (which worked for me--none of the previous ideas worked).

I;m using excel 2002 and win 7. So when you right click on the excel.exe file in the office 10 folder, go to properties and then run in compatibility mode tab, click on 'windows 7' and exit.

My excel files now open properly with NO "There is a problem sending the command to the program error."


From MS Answers
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by isreal-gogo
ok, just because i don't have the petiance to wait for you to answer to my first question about which excel version you'r using i'll just give my solution for all the people who have w7 and office 2007:
the solution involves making little changes in the registry so i recommend making back up for just in case:
strart - run - regedit:
Left column
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.8/shell/Open/commend:
Right column {adding (space)"%1"}
Double Click on (Default) and write - "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"
Right Click on Command choose "rename" and add something to the name - for example 2 (commend2).
Left column
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.8/shell/Open/ddeexec:
Right Click on the folder ddeexec and choose "rename" and add something to the name - for example 2 (ddeexec2)
Left column
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.12/shell/Open/commend:
Right column {adding (space)"%1"}
Double Click on (Default) and write -"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"
Right Click on Command choose "rename" and add something to the name - for example 2 (commend2).
no restart needed
Have Fun
hope i helped
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11 Nov 2014   #8
Dave92014

Win7 64 bit
 
 
there was a problem sending the command to the program - solved

After I reinstalled Windows, I had the "there was a problem sending the command to the program" when I chose the Textpad.exe program as the default to view .txt files. I solved the problem by changing the Windows User Account Control (UAC) slider to the next to lowest security setting. I am using Win7 64 bit Home Premium. To find how to change the UAC, ciick the start globe in the lower left corner of the desktop, then click "help and support" and enter "change UAC" in the search box.
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12 Nov 2014   #9
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do both you and your wife's accounts have admin rights or is one of them a standard account. When installing Office were both accounts already created and did you install it for all users. Have you tried in your wife's account to right click the document and run it as administrator
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