Office 2010, 10mb Excel file takes long to open

Posted on 2014-09-23
Last Modified: 2014-12-11
Excel 2010, 10mb file takes on average 57 seconds to open.....not just across the network, but also on the workstation that hosts the shared directory - seems like something isn't right correct?
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I can give you some insight on common reasons for this, most probable ones first:
-anti virus software inspects too thoroughly or is buggy
-office is buggy and no patches are installed for office/windows ->install sp3 for office and all further updates. For windows, make sure to be on 8.1 update 1 if possible.
-file is somehow weird - try another excel file of a similar size. Also try your problem file on a clean windows with another excel version if possible or try open office' excel.

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All Excel files take an unusually long time to open up - even on the machine that they are stored on....general file open time is about a minute.
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Hmm. Why didn't you give feedback on those suggestions? Without, we cannot move on.
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Could you solve it?

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The file is 10mb, so I just chalked it up to files that size taking that long....other similarly sized files took the same time to open
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You should not have given up. 57s for 10 MB is too much.

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