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Fix: A DDE Error Has Occurred Description of the Error Cannot Be Displayed – Excel

A DDE Error Has Occurred Description of the Error Cannot Be Displayed Excel

If you are trying to open an Excel file with more than 218 characters in a filename you receive the following error.

 

A DDE error has occurred and a description of the error cannot be displayed because it is too long. If the filename or path is long, try renaming the file or copying it to a different folder.

 

You must shorten the file path, meaning, reduce the number of folders the file is stored in. The quickest way is to move the file to your desktop – use it and save it – then move back to the original location.

 

Read more about this issue as documented by Microsoft here.


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Monday, 16 May 2022