Scenario: Windows 7 PCs, Workgroup environment, MS Office Home & Business 2013
On a Windows 7 PC, if I go to 'Computer', I open a Mapped Network Drive, then within there I open a folder, I double click on any Office file to open it;
If it is an Excel file, Excel will open (after flashing the logo screen twice) to a blank workbook.
If it is a Word file, Word will open (after flashing the logo screen twice) to a screen prompting me for the type of template to use
If I do the same, but I don't go to the mapped network drive, but I go to the folder location by going to 'Network' > Computer name > shared Folder, it works perfectly! I also have no problem opening Office files from my C drive or Desktop.
This only happens when trying to open files from a 'Mapped Network Drive'
I can tell it is going to fail because the logo screen always flashes twice before it opens Word or Excel.
I have checked every possible solution, looking for something brilliant from someone on here!
I have repaired office, I have uninstalled and reinstalled Office
I have updated Office and Windows
I have turned off antivirus software
I have unchecked 'Ignore other applications that use DDE'
Help greatly appreciated for this minor but very irritating issue!