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14 Dec 2009   #1
Chris42

Windows 7
 
 
Xfile

I have an Excel file in a folder, but when I click on it the Excel window opens and I get a message "There was a problem sending the comand to the program" any ideas please. I get this with all excel files.
Chris42


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14 Dec 2009   #2
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

You could try the repair for office (excel if thats all you have) by selecting it in program and features.
You could try running excel in compatibility mode with vista :
To run a program in compatibility mode - right click a shortcut to the program - click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with vista - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start the program.
Have you updated Office/Excel?
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15 Dec 2009   #3
Chris42

Windows 7
 
 

Hi whest, have tryed that,but still the same. I have updated Office?Excel.
Chris42
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15 Dec 2009   #4
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Have a look here first - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ex...346561033.aspx
You might try the below solution I copied it out of help, but if you open it, and your already the owner (your current user name) - it probably wont work - you could add the subcontainers and objects - see below

To take ownership of a file or folder
Open Windows Explorer, and then locate the file or folder you want to take ownership of.
Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
Click Edit, and then do one of the following:
To change the owner to a user or group that is not listed, click Other users and groups and, in Enter the object name to select (examples), type the name of the user or group, and then click OK.

To change the owner to a user or group that is listed, in the Change owner to box, click the new owner. (select yourself in other words)

(Optional) To change the owner of all subcontainers and objects within the tree, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
Additional considerations
An administrator can take ownership of any file on the computer.

Assigning ownership of a file or a folder might require you to elevate your permissions by using User Access Control.

To open Windows Explorer, click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.

You can transfer ownership in two ways:

The current owner can grant the Take Ownership permission to others, allowing those users to take ownership at any time. A user granted the Take Ownership permission can take ownership of the object or assign ownership to any group that the user is a member of.

A user who has the Restore files and directories privilege can double-click Other users and groups and choose any user or group to assign ownership to.

The Everyone group no longer includes the Anonymous Logon group.
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16 Dec 2009   #5
Chris42

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry whest that didnt work either!
Chris
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16 Dec 2009   #6
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

What version of office are you running? Have you uninstalled and reinstalled?
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17 Dec 2009   #7
Chris42

Windows 7
 
 

I am running Office 2007 and yes I have reinstalled it.
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17 Dec 2009   #8
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Did you upgrade from vista or clean install?
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18 Dec 2009   #9
Chris42

Windows 7
 
 

Clean install,and I have Win7. had no trouble with vista.
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18 Dec 2009   #10
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

A couple of solutions - the 2nd one I hope solves it for you, as the person had the exact same symptons as you.

There was a problem sending the command to the program

I was having the same problem, but happened on a solution over at PCReview.
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. This fixed my problem. Hope it
helps.
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