Excel 2007 takes too long to open a file

By morland
May 21, 2009
  1. I'm using XP pro and Excel-2007. Recently switched to Office 2007 (from Office 2003) and have the following problem when opening any Excel file:

    When I try to open an Excel file, MS-Excel starts right away but it takes while (MUCH LONGER as compared with Excel-2003) before the file opens/gets displayed. BTW, I do not have any add-ins enabled.

    Can anyone please help me solve this problem?
  2. morland

    morland TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Problem Solved (I think)

    I downloaded to install SP2 for Office2007 but decided to search one last time before installing the SP2.

    Luckily I came across a solution (shared below for benefit of all members) and the solution basically boiled down to deleting PERSONAL.XLS. Please see details below:

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