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Windows 7: Excel Recent Document not opening from Recent Documents

20 Feb 2014   #1
John D

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Excel Recent Document not opening from Recent Documents

When I go to the top left "Office Button" in Excel and go to my Recent Documents I can open most files, but there's one which does not open. I can open it by going to Open and finding it in my folders or directly from my Windows Explorer files, so the file is not a problem. I've tried opening it and closing it from both of these methods to see if I could reestablish a link, but that didn't work. I've also looked at "Excel Options" in the Advanced section, but didn't see anything that looked like it was the problem.

Again, I can open most recent files from Recent Documents, but this one doesn't work. Has anyone had this issue and fixed it?

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21 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Perhaps this MS website may help you. It is applicable to Excel 2007, but if you read paragraph 3 under the first heading there is reference to opening files using Explorer & then finding they wont open in Excel, which might help you.

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