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Excel 2010 and Home Directory Download

Posted on 2011-09-21
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every time i open excel 2010 it trys to open everything in the h: drive which is the network home directory. pst files, word docs, adobe acrobat executable. no matter what i do i can't stop it. if i disconnect the drive share it's fine but immediately starts again when i reconnect, i have run a repair of the installation, i have tried to clear out the autorecovery and turn that off. Any ideas? this is a bit bonkers and makes no sense?
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by:jsgould
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i have also tried renaming the files in the h drive. doesn't matter. whatever is in the root it's trying to download and open upon opening up excel
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it also shows each of the pst files and docs in the home directory as add-ins. that even if i disable it trys to open them
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i will look into it but it does not state its for 2010 and i have already tried clearing the xlstart folder. i will let you know probably tomorrow when i have access to the system
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@ zlamare - didn't work. i basically renamed files moved them around in the home directory and it works for now. the thing i can't figure out is why say a pst file is being seen from excel as an add-in and it try's to load it as such. I have checked every path, setting you can think of and nothing even points to the h: drive which is the home directory. very strange but i will keep at it. thank you.
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Thanks for ur help!
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