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rondi
Hi, The Import data wizard used to work importing .xls files. I get a popup error saying There was a problem opening: C:\ and the file location which is correct. I can use POI format conversion program to convert it to a .gpx file, and that loads just fine. The same file imports OK on my desktop Streets & Trips 2010.

I would try and reinstall Streets & Trips, but I can't find my registration key, so I'm hoping someone can tell me which file is bad and I'll copy it from my desktop.

If it is a shared file, I've downloading & installing some Garmin mapping programs to use with my Oregon 450, so maybe that has changed something.

Thanks for any ideas,
Ron
MisterMoonlight
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Hi, The Import data wizard used to work importing .xls files. I get a popup error saying There was a problem opening: C:
Are you sure the file was not left open by another program?

-Why not try to reboot your computer...
-Copy the file to a different directory with no spaces in the directory name and file name and retry to import it...
rondi
Thanks for the reply MM, I failed to mention, if I open the file in Excel 2000, and save it as a .csv file, it opens fine. It "asks" me the standard stuff--column header etc--just like the .xls file used to. As I said, if I used the POI converter and save it as a .gpx file--that too opens fine. I would assume if I can open the file with 2 programs, it is NOT locked. But I did try copying the file to C:, and no joy there either. I have rebooted my putr many time over the last few weeks.

Ron
Jzak
By any chance are you using Open Office?
I too am having this issue and I have a brother who just installed Streets & Trips 2011, but has Microsoft Office and everything works fine on the .xls imports.

I think Microsoft is trying to get back at all the open source apps out there.
Curious if anyone can verify this.
rondi
Jzak--No I have never had OpenOffice installed on this computer. I did a compete uninstall and reinstall and all is working fine now and has been for months. I contacted MS and they provided me another key---since they could not fix the problem.

ron
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