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Cant open *.XLS - file in 64-bit version of windows-7 PC

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our one of the application generates the report in excel format  with extention - XLS

we are able to open the file  in below environment

Windows -7, Office-10, with- 32-bit

the same file, while we are trying in below env, getting the - "file currupted"  message
Windows - 7, Office -10, with 64-bit.

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please advice how can we make it possible opening this files in 64-bit env.
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Hi,
Are you able to open the xls file from any backward compatible version of excel (i.e-2003 or 2007?), if not, the file would have corrupted or some tables, formula would have corrupted. You can try this method to open the file;

•Open Excel 2010 (Use the main icon , in the Start Menu) > Click the Office Button> Excel Options> Advanced> General> uncheck "Ignore other applications, that use Dynamic Data Exchange"

I hope this helps:)
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Sorry the issue is -

XLS file generated from application can be opened from - 2007 office, the same is not possible in 2010,

please advice, how to achive this issue  !
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Seems to be a known issue. Try this solution

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After you install Microsoft Office 2010, you cannot open .xls files, and you may receive the following message:
The file is corrupt cannot be opened.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2528682

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One more link

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http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/excel/thread/4801f640-8aaa-4f43-99ce-d6135ad0f878/

I had problems with this in Vista so I went to this general area in the registry and found that everything was associated with Office 2007 path after I installed Office 2010 so I had to change the registry item from Office12 (from Office 2007) to Office14 in the path.  Here is one example.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm\OpenWithList\Microsoft Office Word\shell\edit\command

Where i had to change OFFICE12 to OFFICE14

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\EXCEL.EXE" /dde
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i have tried ur link you posted above -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2528682
that is, repair option in Control panel

i am started getting the below error message -
" there was a problem sending the command to the program "
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Did you upgrade it?

Maybe is would be better to remove office and reinstall.
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As a simple test search your registry for OFFICE12 string. This should give an idea of the leftovers.
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When you say "Windows - 7, Office -10, with 64-bit." do you mean Office is 64-bit, or just Windows (with 32-bit office).

On 64-bit Windows, you should be using 32-bit office because there are so many 32-bit add-ons that your company may use now or in the future.

If this spreadsheet also links into special add-ons for the same software and they are 32-bit, that might explain this.

Also, if the application is not launching excel, but opening the spreadsheet inside a "hosted" version of excel - then if the software is 32-bit and Office is 64-bit you may also get an error.

Best to use 32-bit office, especially when you have 32-bit applications that rely on working along with office.
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