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Excel .xls files open new window as "Save As...." with error msg., instead of opening the file itself.

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Please help resolve this, see attached file. Thank you
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by:Santosh Gupta
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pls share the error message, no attachment
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by:web_tracker
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The file is probably corrupted.
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by:Santosh Gupta
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Hi,

How are you opening the file. if you are using double click, pls right click and see what is showing the default action (it will shown in Bold).
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OPEN
is default action
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Do you have an option to restore to previous version.... when you right click on the file? It really sounds like the file maybe corrupted.
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by:shaunwingin
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Is happens with all Excel files - how do I re-select excel as default programme for xls files?
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It depends upon what operating system you are using. example xp or windows 7
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win 7
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I solved it
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