Spaces in path to .xls file affecting ability to open the fi

SteveC777

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Can somebody please tell me what would cause the following:

A sample path to my .xls file is
C:abc 123my file.xls

When I double click this file in windows explorer, the following happens:

1. It cannot find the file named "C:abc.xls"
2. then it cannot find the file named "123my.xls"
3. then it cannot find the file named "file.xls".

It seems to be stopping on each of the spaces, both in the filename and in the path.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you
Steve
 

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Yogi Anand

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Hi SteveC777:

Welcome to the Board!

How about trying with
C:abc 123[my file.xls] ... see if this helps.

Regards!
Yogi Anand
 

SteveC777

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Hi zacemmel and Yogi Anand.

Thanks Yogi Anand for your answer, but I wont get to be able to try it, because zacemmel's answer worked for me before I saw your post.

Thank you again
Steve
 

Yogi Anand

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Hi Steve:

Let us just thank zaccemel -- he helped solve your problem -- and that is the main thing.

Regards!
Yogi Anand
 
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