I have a couple decent sized excel files (one 18,442 KB, another 11,088 KB) that have passwords. Yesterday I could open them without problems. Today I found my computer had restarted itself after a forced Windows Update, and now these files will hang and tell me Excel is not responding.
If I copy these files to my hard drive they open instantly.
I have another file on the network drive that is only 56 KB but doesn't have a password. It would normally open instantly...today it takes 5-7 seconds.
These are the updates that happened over night: - Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in - Update for Windows 7 (KB2552343) - Update for Windows 7 (KB2545698) - Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2518869) - Update for Windows 7 (KB2547666) - Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2478663) - Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2478662) - Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2518870)
My suspicions make me think it's the File Validation Add-in. Microsoft's website for that update says a known issue is "Opening files from a network share that have many charts or points of data will take longer to open in Office 2003."
As you can guess, I'm using Windows 7 (32 bit) and Office 2003.
Does anybody have any info that would confirm my suspicions or help me figure out what's going on? I looked for the File Validation Add-in to uninstall it, and it's nowhere to be found.