error opening excel 2003 spreadsheet

By nagpalcivil ·
Everytime i try to open an excel spreadsheet (say test.xls) it will automatically create a duplicate of it (test1.xls) and put a "1" with the original file name and opens the duplicate one. To open the original (test.xls) i have to close down the duplicate one and open it again from File-Open in Menu Toolbars.
Any help to get rid of the problem will be really appreciated.

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Are you sure

by mamies In reply to error opening excel 2003 ...

That the extension is .xls. It sounds more like it is a template with the extension .xlt.

If this is the case and you don't want it to do this you can always open it up with the file open and save as an xls and then delete the template.

Remember to back it all up before you do this or you may loose data if done incorrectly.


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its not a template

by nagpalcivil In reply to error opening excel 2003 ...

Yes its not a template... actually it was happening with all the excel files that i have... a friend of mine then changed the file settings from mycomputer-tools-folderoptions-files and now they are all working fine... i will probably ask the IT guys to reinstall msoffice in near future... Thanks for the response :)

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