Are you getting error messages “There was a problem sending the command to the program” on your Excel file in Windows 8/7? The error appears while trying to open web links from an email program, internet links, and it pop-up with this error message. Well, if you are facing this error then here follow several manual methods to fix Excel error.
This error mainly occurs when you try to open any MS Excel file with double click on while opening it with a right click. If you are getting this while opening Excel files, Spreadsheets, etc then follow the below steps to fix this issue:
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Method 1: Utilize Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)
- Open MS Excel 2010 and click on Option as it is shown in the image below.
- Go to Advanced tab option and go to Bottom and in the Search Box type in “Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)”
- And then uncheck the Box.
If you are using an old version of MS Office 2003, then go to Tools and then go to Options. Then go to General tab and then uncheck the box “Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)”
Method 2: Uncheck Compatibility Mode and Privilege Level
Now look for the shortcuts of Excel files and see that the boxes under compatibility mode i.e, Run this program in compatibility for and run this program as an administrator are unchecked. If it is not unchecked or if you do not have any idea how to uncheck it then follow the below-mentioned methods to uncheck them:
- Just right click the excel shortcut icon and then click on Properties option.
- Then go to Compatibility Mode tab.
- Now uncheck both the boxes “this program in compatibility” and “run this program as an administrator”.
If by following the above method does not fix your issue then follows the below solution:
Microsoft has also launched Fix It solutions to help fix this problem:
- For Windows 8 user:
Download Microsoft Fix it 20074.
- For Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and for other windows users
Download Microsoft Fix it 50392 to fix this problem.
If you are encountering this error messages while using Microsoft Excel file, the use Microsoft Fix It KB21149. This kit will automatically uncheck the boxes ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) setting.
Automatic Solution: MS Excel Repair Tool
If you are still facing the problem and you are receiving the same error message “Problem Sending The Command To The Program”, then you can try to fix this error by using MS Excel Repair software, as it is specifically designed to fix any kinds of error messages of Excel file. No matter which Windows operating system you are using it is compatible with all Windows OS including Windows 8.1/8. S
Steps to Utilize MS Excel Repair Tool: