Starting an Excel fiile via Windows Explorer gets "Windows cannot find file" when Excel starts.

I find a file in Windows Explorer and click on the file, Excel starts up but a message appears stating that Windows cannot find the file and it diplays the address.  The address is correct and the file does exist.  All other programs bring up files correctly when clicking them within Windows Explorer.  The "start with" program is correct. I have to locate the file with the open command in Excel and it finds the file correctly.  What is wrong? 

I have uninstalled Office 2007 and reinstalled it. Did not correct the problem.  I use Vista and have the current Office and Windows Updates installed.

Question Info

Last updated April 10, 2018 Views 3,125 Applies to:


Thanks for posting your question.

Please go through the below mentioned article and follow the suggestions mentioned in this.

Excel opens without displaying a workbook


Avash M

Microsoft Answers Support Engineer

Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.