The good news is that you are not the only one experiencing this problem.
The bad news is that I am also at a loss as to how to fix it.
I am experiencing this on a brand new PC, running Vista home premium, and
When using Winows explorer, I can navigate to a file, see the whole path,
only to get an error saying the path is invalid. This happens in both Word
and Excel. Rightclicking and using "open with" launches the application as a
shell, without a document. Finding the document in my "recent documents" and
clicking them will launch the saved document without problems. The files are
visible, not hidden. Like you, I am logged on as administrator. I have tried
saving files in both .xlsx and .xls format (and .docx and .doc), and both
types give me the same problem.
> I get the error message when double clicing on misc documents within my
> folders that says "windows cannot find the specified file, please make sure
> that you have typed the name correctly and please try again." I can open up
> any document from within the application itself by going to file/open finding
> the file and opening it that way.
> It is extremely random though. It only happens on some of the files. It
> happens on older version files (office 2003) and newer version files created
> (2007). I can right mouse click the file and specify open with and open the
> file with the program that it needs to run it but this is random as well.
> I have reinstalled Vista (brand new) pc for the second time trying to fix
> this problem and it will not go away. It is driving me crazy!
> I have looked all over the web and these dicussions and nobody has ever a
> succesful fix for this problem. I am not alone......
> I have also unstalled and reinstalled Office 2007 three times. Also
> performed repair function. Activation codes all gone now..... I have tried
> everything that I have read in previous threads to no avail.
> Thank you,
> Matt Campbell