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When you drag a Microsoft Excel document into Microsoft Internet Explorer, you may receive the following error message
where <Filename> is the full path to the file that you are trying to open.
Internet Explorer cannot open the internet site <Filename>.
Server execution failed
Microsoft Excel Viewer is opened in the background, but the Excel file is opened in Internet Explorer.
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.5. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276369To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/276369/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack
Method 1Open the Excel file in Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 2Open the file in Microsoft Excel Viewer. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 3Double-click the file in Microsoft Windows Explorer. The file is opened in Microsoft Excel Viewer.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Internet Explorer 5.5. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer version 5.5 Service Pack 1.
Article ID: 151271 - Last Review: September 30, 2013 - Revision: 2.1