So why isn't there a unified fix available? When we had both excel 2003 and 2007 installed on the same computer, we could open the excel 2003 files right away but not the 2007 files. On the other hand, maybe this problem is not in Excel, it is in Windows. For more information about the repair option in Office, go to. I accidently doubleclicked an Excel file ignoring that I knew that it didn´t work - but surprisingly it worked again! It will let me open the files up with openoffice by right clicking than going to openwith scalc. Note I have not yet included the macros that I had in the old Excel-2003 workbook but was planning on writing them this weekend. Still have a question about Office? The only way to view the document is by opening Excel and browsing to the saved file.
Jaynet Zhang TechNet Community Support Hi. Same issue here, problem occurred after I started using Word 2010 instead of 2013. To do this, follow the steps for your operating system. I have read similar forum entries which address this problem in older versions of Excel. I believe the problem occured after installing Project 2013, but I am not quite sure about that. There was another member, hxl7, who appears to be having a similar problem in an earlier post. Next, if the issue still exists, we can choose Run and enter Excel.
Excel, Word, occasional email uses word as editor etc. However the workbook has developed another problem. There is no problem opening a word file. The only Office product I've installed is 365. Solution To Fix Excel Error File Opening Blank Page To fix Excel file not opening on double click error try the given manual methods, as this will effectively clear out all your Excel file opening issue.
This is a professionally designed program that can easily repair. If you're still using Microsoft Office 2003, and not Microsoft Office 2007, then your extension will be just xls. The tool I used called Advanced Excel Repair to. You may have to restart your computer after the repair process is finished. Not sure whether it is you or me. Open-File Ribbon and head to options. When I double click on an Excel link, the excel application container opens, but the file does not load.
The fixes that I have seen are all application fixes. This message instructs Excel to open the workbook that you double-clicked. Other than the mentioned incidents, folders not opening on double click becomes another tricky problem that waits for us to resolve, because most of the folders' contents can't afford to lose. After Excel restarted itself the issue was miraculously resolved!!!!! If still, you getting the issue then go to the method 4. How to repair Office 2007 Method 1.
If you edit your tags or question to tell us what operating system you are using, we can give you more specific step-by-step instructions on these options. Detailed information about Advanced Excel Repair can be found at And you can also download a free demo version at Maybe it will help you too. You may have to restart your computer after the repair process is finished. Apologies if I have underestimated your knowledge. This sounds similar to an issue we were having.
Excel 2016 using Windows 10: I usually open an excel file from windows explorer. Click on the Office Button which is at the left hand top corner 2. The ignore option mentioned above is unchecked and the files do not contain any macros. Something has changed very recently and I can no longer do that. I cannot save files with the second naming convention either.
It sounds like the file association is broken. Note You may have to restart your computer after the repair process is complete. Regards, Stefan Hi, Check the following steps: 1. It will let me open the files up with openoffice by right clicking than going to openwith scalc. After you open the excel file it should be blank if you're having this issue , click on the restore down button next to the X in the top left corner the button that takes a full-screen window and makes it smaller and this has always restored all the data in the file.
Method 4: Repair Office Try to repair your office programs with the following steps mentioned here for your installation type and operating system. Hi, I have definitely heard your frustration, we can try these methods to check if it works. These can be solved by some basic troubleshooting. I need some assistance with Excel files not opening for a user. Did the new version of Windows 10 change the way it handles this? I have no idea what is going on. To open an excel file, I must follow the path from with in the Excel application.
The excel program itself opens if it is not already open, but the selected file doesn't. You should still be able to open your file by opening the application first, then opening the file from there. This is my shop computer: From here I can mouse up to the commands. Make sure the application is not running under any kind of compatibility mode. From the Start menu, choose Run. If you found it helpful, and especially if you didn't, please use the feedback controls below and leave us some constructive feedback so we can continue to make it better. Click ok and exit Excel 7.