I have the same problem. I don't think the abovementioned link gives any
solution. I have fully updated anti-virus software (AVG) and disabling this
did not change anything. I have the same problem with Word-files (Office
2003) as with Excel-files. In my case the problem was first solved disabling
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
> Check the following article.
> You receive an error message when you try to open an Office document or
> start Outlook:
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> "eric blom" <ericblom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >I have an Excel file on my desktop. Whenever I double-click on it, I get
> > error message "Windows cannot find
> > 'C:\users\owners\Desktop\eric.sources.xlsx'
> > It doesn't matter if I save it under another name, or even pasting into a
> > new file.
> > I am able to open it by opening Excel first and then using the "open"
> > function.