I cleared the recent items window and used some of the excel files, I even
created and saved some new files. Then tried opening them from the Recent
Items window, the same thing would occur--the excel application would open
with out a spread sheet and the file cannot be found message would appear. I
want to mentioned that the same problem occurs with the main documents
window. The only way the excel file can be opened is through the excel
application itself. There seems to be an issue between windows and excel.
Maybe when the shortcuts are created or something is blocking excels
shortcuts. I am not really knowledgeable to know how to resolve this thing.
Do you have any other ideals that I can try?
I have also restored my computer to an earlier date. That didn't work either.
"Jabez Gan [MVP]" wrote:
> Hi Dj Rawlings,
> Right click Recent Items and select "Clear Recent Item List".
> Now, go to the folder which stores your files and open them.
> Now, go back to Recent Items and you'll see those shortcuts. Click on those
> shortcuts and see if it will open the actual files.
> Jabez Gan
> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - File Storage
> "Dj Rawlings" <DjRawlings@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > Thanks for responding Jabez.
> > The locations where I am having trouble are the Documents window and the
> > Recent Items window in the Start menu. I assume that the files shown in
> > those windows might be shortcuts. I use those windows to navigate to the
> > various files and folders that I would desire. I have no problem with
> > other
> > file types just the excel files. If the shortcuts are outdated, how would
> > you updated all of the files. I have alot of excel files in a lot of
> > different file folders.
> > Dj Rawlings
> > "Jabez Gan [MVP]" wrote:
> >> Not sure but, are you sure that you are actually opening the actual file
> >> instead of the shortcut to the file? The shortcut might be outdated...
> >> --
> >> Jabez Gan
> >> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - File Storage
> >> "Dj Rawlings" <Dj Rawlings@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >> news:2F9A19E2-291A-438A-A240-2ED9AD9864E9@xxxxxx
> >> > Vista windows will not open an excel file from recent items or other
> >> > document
> >> > windows. It does open the application itself and then displays the
> >> > error
> >> > window "Windows cannot find 'C\( path to the file)\_____.xls. Make
> >> > sure
> >> > you
> >> > typed the name correctly and try again." Windows search will show the
> >> > file,
> >> > but it goes through the same thing when it is clicked. The files can
> >> > be
> >> > opened within excel application itself. All other files seem to open
> >> > alright.
> >> >
> >> > Dj Rawlings