I have been having a problem with Excel recently and it may have started around the time I switched to Firefox as my browser. Now when I click on a saved .XLS file I get a message that says “This File is not in a recognizable format” even if I just created the file in Excel.
If I click to cancel, indicating that the file IS NOT and excel file, the program is opening four files - the one I want along with one .RTF file and two .HTM files.
If I click ‘OK’, excel tells me that it can’t open Access MDB files even if that isn’t what I am pointing to. A total of 5 windows open (lots of clicking to cancel), the file I want along with one .RTF file, two .HTM files and a .QBB file.
Any ideas what this problem may be and how to solve it? FTR, the machine is running XP and Office 2K SR-1 Premium with SP 2. I have tried using the office install disk to repair the install and I have tried using the repair feature of Excel as well.
Please don’t respond by saying I need to drop Microsoft.