The only way to view the document is by opening Excel and browsing to the saved file. Thanks, Scalpel-11 Hello Everyone: This solved my problem: Choose Run and enter Excel. Sometimes Excel loads the add-ins after 1-2 trials. So, merely reverting the display settings to the earlier default should tackle the problem. Maybe there was a fix, because suddenly it´s working again - at least on my system.
I am using it a week now and I find it kind of a downgrade when compared to Office 2010. Raymond is probably right that there is no easy fix for this issue, I suppose the shell has valid reasons for using ShellExecute when the user double-clicks a file, and I suppose that ShellExecute has valid reasons for returning a misleading error code. Regards, Stefan Hi, Check the following steps: 1. Resolving the issue by reconfiguring excel misses the point: The real problem is that the error message is misleading! Any chance you could point me at a copy of ddespy so I can investigae further. When I first installed Office 2013 it all worked fine. I have a problem with Excel 2013 running on Windows 7 Pro 64. You can reproduce the problem of not being able to open Office documents by double-clicking them, by killing the svchost that runs rpcss.
Since the upgrade she is unable to open any office documents by double-clicking the file to launch Excel 2013. From the Start menu, choose Run. Go to the registry key listed below. Word may not have the option, but the registry version equivalent might just be the ticket. Is there a registry hack that I can try? When I started reading this post I was hoping it would have an explanation. I never managed to fix the problem until I installed 64-bit Vista on the machine and subsequently re-installed Office. Go to the registry key listed below.
This was the answer to my issue also. Things should work quickly again. They own Windows and Explorer. You may be able to find a similar Key for earlier versions of Microsoft Office Excel. Now, try opening your Excel files. I have tried every solution but none of them worked.
Regards, Olly Hi, Had the same issue with Excel 2013 on Windows 7 Professional. Same issue here, problem occurred after I started using Word 2010 instead of 2013. This is a typical case in which many of Windows users have been caught up. Doing this with the 'quick repair' option resolved it for me Win7, Office Pro Plus 2013 Thank you Shell! Make sure that Excel is not running exit the program. I was not looking forward to uninstalling, reboot, install. So this did not solve the problem for me. I can´t say which one of the patches I installed during the normal patchday season is responsible for it, but it must be one of them, though not explicitly stating it would fix that particular problem.
It looks like the tool has been withdrawn. Explorer knows that the user double-clicked a document. How, exactly, was Explorer supposed to return an error message when it was Excel that was failing to recognize the command that the shell sent to it? Sometime last year, we got a report from a customer that whenever he double-clicks an Excel spreadsheet, Excel starts up, but the document isn't loaded. It might have been related to dde , although I do not believe 20 users simultaneously enabled this option. Adjust the Desktop Display Settings This method has been proved to be successful by quite a large number of users, especially those of Windows 10. Go back to open folders on the desktop and see if the folders can now be normally launched.
This is probably hard to fix. Double click will open a file in Excel 2013 if an instance of Excel 2013 is already running, otherwise 2010 opens. If this issue was given enough priority, I am sure that some smart Microsoft people could come up with a much better solution than what we have today. Why do you try to blame me when it is your own fault. Must say that Office 2013 is not that great at first glance. This was in the Windows 2000 era.
The first time that an Office app tries to run under a user account, it wants to do some installation stuff for some reason. And finally, i don't think it's a virus. Hill There's also a fix available that will resolve one of these blank screen scenarios. Everyone, I've tried this and it works! What can I do to get the misbehaving machine to get in line? This Key is for a computer that has Microsoft Office 2013 installed. Explorer can definitely display a better error message than it does today. Go to the registry key listed below. You may be able to find a similar Key for earlier versions of Microsoft Office Excel.