I’ve been having problems with Exel 2007 not opening .xlsx files from Explorer – either as shortcuts or the actual file locations themselves. I could get the file open by using the Open command within Excel – but that was a pain if someone mailed me a spreadsheet; I just wanted to be able to open the spreadsheet directly from the e-mail. Not such a big thing to ask, eh?
- Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Excel Options.
- Click Advanced, and then click to clear the Ignore other applications check box in the General area.
- Click OK.
And lo – it worked!
A real case of a good/evil switch! If only all problems were that easy to solve!
Thanks to this post from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211494