Excel spreadsheet slow to open or crashes application when opened from a mapped drive

Posted on 2011-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Some users are having trouble opening an Excel spreadsheet from a mapped drive. It is slow to open or crashes the app.
If they copy the file to the desktop it opens fine.  Other users can open the file with no problem.
They are all using office 2003
Question by:cnmgt
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Brian Gee earned 500 total points
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It is more than likely that an Excel update (Office File Validation) is causing the slowness with accessing Excel files from server resources. Other E-E members have experienced this exact same thing. Fixes are noted below in the Microsoft KB below:

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Thank you for your awsome help.

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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for cnmgt's comment http:/Q_27318487.html#36583830

for the following reason:

Thank you for your awsome help
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If my comment was indeed helpful, could I please be awarded the points for this question?

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I Failed to assign the full points to the solution

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Perfect answer
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Sorry the 0 points things was a mistake.

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