Excel start when i click on a new e-mail!!!

Posted on 2005-05-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hi Experts,

i have been a witness to something very weird... When i click on an "unread" e-mail in Outlook, the Excel start a king of initializing (as when excel is starting for the first time)... and then an error!!

What you must know:
Win XP Pro French with SP2
Office 2000 French (without Excel)
Excel 2000 English

I hope i'm clear... if you need more details, i'll be a pleasure!
Any help would be appreciate.

Question by:m_renaud
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    Expert Comment

    Sounds like your File Association is out of whack.  If you open Windows Explorer, then click TOOLS->FOLDER OPTIONS->FILE TYPES tab, and scroll down to MSG file.  Highlight it, click ADVANCED, then highlight OPEN and click on EDIT.  Does it say to open it with Outlook?
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    Author Comment

    Hi traval,

    there is no "Advanced" button when MSG file is Highlighted... there is a "Restore" button. And yes, the app linked to MSG file is Outlook.
    Then i tried something else.  I set the desktop user right to Admin, i insert the Excel 2000 CD... to inialize... something!!!

    For the moment, the problem seems to be solved...

    I give you feedback! thank you.

    LVL 21

    Accepted Solution

    hmm....could be a difference in the French version, the button I am referring to is directly under one titled "change".  But if it is working now, good enough.
    LVL 3

    Author Comment

    the problem seems to be fixed by himself... i give you the points.. for helping me!
    thank you!


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