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Word/Excel file hangs when being opened from a shared drive

by MrEugenX / May 30, 2012 2:21 AM PDT

Hi all,

Windows Server 2003 SP2 - is sharing a folder, and the client PC's that are opening files on LAN.

There are 5 PC's 3 with Windows XP, one uses Windows 7 and another one Windows Vista, the problem is detected only on the XP machines. When users try to open a Word or Excel file it hangs, other files are opened instantly (*.pdf, *.exe...). They use Microsoft Office 2007.

What could be the problem ? Why Office files are freezing when being opened from a shared map ?

Please help me solve this issue, thank you in advance.

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And you searched the Microsoft KB?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2012 11:31 AM PDT

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Word/Excel file hangs when being opened from a shared drive
by MrEugenX / May 30, 2012 2:25 AM PDT

P.S.: I removed the "Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in" still the issue persists.

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