File opens very slowly in Excel 2000


When you open or close a workbook in Microsoft Excel, the operation may take longer than expected.


This behavior can occur if one or more .emf files in the following folders are corrupted:
(Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition [Me])
Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp
(Microsoft Windows 2000)


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Start Windows Explorer.
  2. Locate C:\Windows\Temp, or to Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp (depending on your operating system).
  3. Right-click the .emf file, and then click Delete.

    You receive a message similar to the following:
    Are you sure you want to send file to the Recycle Bin?
  4. Click Yes on the message.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all of the .emf files have been deleted.


To prevent this behavior from occurring, use the following code to create a Microsoft Visual Basic macro.

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Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Call DeleteEMFs
End Sub

Private Sub DeleteEMFs()
Dim fso As Variant
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Dim fs As FileSearch
Dim i As Long
Set fs = Application.FileSearch
With fs
.LookIn = fso.GetSpecialFolder(2)
.Filename = "*.emf"

If .Execute(SortBy:=msoSortByFileName, SortOrder:=msoSortOrderAscending) > 0 Then
On Error Resume Next
For i = 1 To .FoundFiles.Count
Kill .FoundFiles(i)
Next i
On Error GoTo 0
End If

End With

Set fso = Nothing
Set fs = Nothing
End Sub


For additional information about how to troubleshoot slow performance when you open Excel workbooks, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

292298 XL2000: Workbooks with Multiple ActiveX Controls May Open Slowly


ID do Artigo: 299372 - Última Revisão: 13 de jul de 2009 - Revisão: 1