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    Inability to open Microsoft Excel program
    « on: February 14, 2017, 04:39:22 PM »
    Hello All .........
    Firstly, thanks for noticing this New Thread (my first).
    Secondly, I find that I'm prohibited from/unable to open any new or saved Excel files.
    I double click. There is a hint of a flash of the opening Excel logo/page which disappears and I receive a pop-up, informing me that,

    "There was a problem sending the command to the program"

    I've found that after pinning Excel to the Task Bar, opening it from there, choosing 'File' > 'Recent', I can choose a recently(?) used folder, then an Excel file and it will open just fine.
    But it's a royal pain in the coit.
    I would be grateful for any light that anyone can shed on this problem.


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      Re: Inability to open Microsoft Excel program
      « Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 01:50:05 AM »
      That support page looks pretty comprehensive, but for what it's worth, this happened to me once and reinstalling a fresh copy of MS Office worked like a charm!