I look after a small office of 10 computers. The one with this problem are windows xp home and pro. When I try to open any file held in C:\documents and settings\* I get this error....let us use the example of fred.xls which has a shortcut on the desktop. When I double click it I get "C:\documents.xls could not be found. Check the spelling of the file name, and verify the file location is correct. etc etc." When I hit OK then it appears again with "C:\and.xls could not be found....." and when I hit okay for the 3rd time it says "C:\settings.xls could not be found....." and then when I hit ok the file finally opens. If the file name had been "beer suds.xls" then I would have gotten a fourth warning stating "C:\beer.xls could not be found......". If I open the file from within the program, then it opens fine. I thought it was only 1 pc but it appears to be happening on at least 4, yet not all the xp machines. Same with files in the program files folder, because there is a space in them.