Windows 10: Excel Icon on taskbar does not open file, only program

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  1.    08 Feb 2016 #11

    sorry, missed the on-line part- running that now
    Wayne
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    W10Prox64
       08 Feb 2016 #12

    keesadad said: View Post
    sorry, missed the on-line part- running that now
    Wayne
    Okay - no problem. Will hope that helps!
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  3.    08 Feb 2016 #13

    good news bad news...
    g-The update is finished
    g-my customized ribbon is still intact
    g- i can run my regular worksheets no problem
    b- i pinned excel to the taskbar, clicking on the icon opens excel
    b- after opening the first file through browsing, I closed and clicked the file on the jumplist, nada except a blank excel worksheet. I have to alt-F to get the open dialog, same as it was before the update.
    b- I still can't double-click a file in explorer, it still gives me "There was a problem sending the command to the program"

    In other words, not much has changed. Next?
    Appreciate the effort you are putting in, I'll go back to trying to find my post in MS community about the corrupt file in meantime.
    By the way, I'm retired, which is why I'm here most of the time.
    Wayne
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  4.    08 Feb 2016 #14

    here's the link to my corrupt file problem from yesterday-
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/o...7-0e42787e8f3b

    wayne
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  5.    08 Feb 2016 #15

    Best news of all- I have managed to recover most if not all of the data in the corrupted excel file. I found this
    posting ( ohttps://support.office.com/en-us/art...__toc337637262 ) on the Office website and had tried the repair and extract options yesterday, hoping for a solution that would get the file back mostly intact. But I'm worried that might jeopardize things in the long run so I tried this article's idea of simply linking cell A1 in a blank worksheet to cell A1 of the worksheet that was corrupted. I was astonished
    how easily it seems to have extracted the most important data in the three worksheets that are important. I can rebuild the formulas easily enough, but some of that 5000 rows of data would be difficult.

    I would call this thread solved, except that the jumplists don't work and I can't even double-click on the workbook name to open in excel. Very weird.
    Wayne
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    W10Prox64
       08 Feb 2016 #16

    keesadad said: View Post
    Best news of all- I have managed to recover most if not all of the data in the corrupted excel file. I found this
    posting ( ohttps://support.office.com/en-us/art...__toc337637262 ) on the Office website and had tried the repair and extract options yesterday, hoping for a solution that would get the file back mostly intact. But I'm worried that might jeopardize things in the long run so I tried this article's idea of simply linking cell A1 in a blank worksheet to cell A1 of the worksheet that was corrupted. I was astonished
    how easily it seems to have extracted the most important data in the three worksheets that are important. I can rebuild the formulas easily enough, but some of that 5000 rows of data would be difficult.

    I would call this thread solved, except that the jumplists don't work and I can't even double-click on the workbook name to open in excel. Very weird.
    Wayne
    So glad you were able to recover your data! I'm going to ask a member here who knows Office really well; see if she can shed some light.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16241
       08 Feb 2016 #17

    keesadad said: View Post
    I would call this thread solved, except that the jumplists don't work and I can't even double-click on the workbook name to open in excel. Very weird.
    Wayne
    Hi Wayne:

    Are you using the Quick Launch Bar or are you using the Task Bar? You can pin folders and files to Quick Launch, but not to Task Bar.

    I just pinned an Excel file to the Task Bar and when I clicked on it, Excel opened as you described (without the file).
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    W10Prox64
       08 Feb 2016 #18

    Wynona said: View Post
    Hi Wayne:

    Are you using the Quick Launch Bar or are you using the Task Bar? You can pin folders and files to Quick Launch, but not to Task Bar.

    I just pinned an Excel file to the Task Bar and when I clicked on it, Excel opened as you described (without the file).
    Hi Wynona, thanks for dropping in.

    Wayne has the Excel shortcut pinned to the taskbar. When he right-clicks that icon, the jump list of recent files shows above the icon. Usually, you can click one of those recent files, and Excel will open that file. His problem is, it's not working like that and only opens Excel the program - then he has to go through the extra steps of opening the file. We've tried unpinning - re-pinning, clearing out the MRUs, and repairing Office (both local and online repair). Nothing has worked.

    He did have one corrupt spreadsheet, which he has recovered into a new spreadsheet, and I'm wondering if that had anything to do with it? If so, is there a way to remedy now that the corrupted spreadsheet is gone? (It is gone now, right Wayne?)
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  9.    08 Feb 2016 #19

    well I always called it the quick-launch bar, but now win 10 seems to call it the task bar (as in, if you right click on one of those square-thingees on the win10 desktop, it gives you an option to "pin to taskbar". Whoever named it what, it is the space between Cortana input space on the bottom left of the traditional desktop and the bottom right where time, date, internet icons are located on the bottom right corner. I usually have about 10 icons in this launch/task area which represent my most-used programs, including IE, task manager, notepad, and Excel. Excel is the only one that has what simrick called jumplists, i.e. if you right click the Excel Icon, you see a list of the most recent files that have been opened or used regularly. Word also works
    that way. Prior to 10 days ago, clicking a jump-list filename actually opened the file, but that no longer works. Worse, if I go to the folder where the file is and double-click to open, all I get is an error message "There was a problem sending the command to the program". If I right-click on the filename and select open, it does not open the file, only Excel.
    Wayne
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    W10Prox64
       08 Feb 2016 #20

    Just a thought - what has changed in the last 10 days on the computer? Ant new program installations?
    Do you have a restore point you can go back to before this started happening?
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