I’m pretty sure my problem stems from some ‘advice’ someone gave me to speed up opening Excel files. I went to Control Panel>Folder Options>File Types, then found .xls and changed something in the Advanced tab, next to Open.
Now, if I find a file in my recent files list, and try to open it without Excel already being open, I get a message that says it can’t be found. BUT, if I’m already in Excel and do the same, it opens right up.
What’s the default setting I need to put back in to File Types to make things right again?