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Subject: Access Shell function

In using the Shell function I am opening an existing Excel document using the following code:

strFile = "\\Computer3\c\Folder\FileName.xls"
strAppName = "Excel.exe " & strFileName
    Call Shell(stAppName, 1)
This above code work fine.

However, I am having a problem when the file exits on a Network computer in the “My Documents” folder. I get the following error:

“\\Computer3\c\My.xls could not be found. Check if the spelling of the file name, and verify that the file location is correct.

If you are trying to open the file from your list of most recently used files on the File menu, make sure that the file has not been renamed, moved, or deleted.”

It appears that the Shell function is trying to locate two files because of the space between the word “My” and the word “Documents” (My Documents). As long as the target file path contains no spaces the Shell functions work perfectly.

My question is: How can you open an EXCEL file when the path contains a folder that has a multiple word name.
EX: strFileName = "\\Computer3\c\My Documents\ABConsolidate.xls"

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When you set strAppName you have to make sure to surround text that has spaces with quotes...

strAppName = "Excel.exe " & """" & strFileName & """"

Whenever you get an error and for the sake of validation, you can make sure the path specification is correct. To do so, go to the Start menu and select "Run...". Enter the path specification that you are using. Put quotes on both ends of the file name. If the file opens, at least you know the path specification is correct.

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