Cannot open Microsoft Excel document: There was a problem sending the command to the program

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Whenever I try to open a document in Microsoft Excel 2010, I keep getting this error: There was a problem sending the command to the program. Here's the key - when I have Excel already open, it's fine. This is only happening when Excel is closed. What can I do?
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  • eazyluv
    yes
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  • eazyluv
    Please cannot open Microsoft Excel document, showing there was a problem sending the command to the program. Please what can I do to?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Open Excel file and go to File then click on Options. After that click on Advanced. Uncheck on "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange. Close excel and restart again and check if that helps.
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  • ToddN2000
    Is this happening with all Excel files or just a select few?

    If Subhendus suggestion does not work try this

    1. Right-click on the Office file and select "Open with" option.

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    2. If you are using Windows 7 or earlier Windows versions, click on Browse button.

    If you are using Windows 8 or later, click on More Options link and then click on "Look for another app on this PC" option.

    3. Now go to "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office..." folder in Browse dialog box and select the correct EXE file. For example, if you are trying to open .xlsx file, select EXCEL.EXE file. If you are trying to open .docx file, select WINWORD.EXE file.

    Make sure "Always use this application for this file type" or similar option is enabled in Open with window.

    4. That's it. It should fix the problem.
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