I then tried a different machine with office 2013 - same problem My workaround, I opened it in Google Sheets then downloaded from there in xls format and named it V2. When I purchased Office 2010 Home and Student it was the Click to Run version 14. It seems like Microsoft has hardwired something to only allow association with the latest executable. Did this issue only appear with this particular file or all. Microsoft Office will then start to check the Excel document and repair any problems or corruptions it found.
I've found several references similiar to this but been unable to find and exact situation as most talks about installing newer versions on top of older versions. I did so and had no problems. I had this issue with trying to open a. Opening them without Protected View is a security vulnerability, and therefore files open from such locations are now blocked. I am the only one within the company who has this issue.
In earlier versions office, you could try unregister and reregistering excel. View all the File Viewer Lite has to offer, or you can the program for free and try it for yourself! A few of them I had tried already from other threads I saw before. Until that happens, users will need to manually trust the file before they open them in Excel, as demonstrated in one of the workaround suggestions. If your issue still exists please open the file in safe mode, if it works fine please disable all add-ins in Excel. Please try these methods and check the result. Any idea why I get this message or what to do about it? Unfortunately it seems that our only option would be to uninstall these updates in order to correct the behavior we are experiencing. In actuality, the file I downloaded was setting up Office 2013.
This excel file has my important data which has been recovered from a faulty harddisk. Press Windows+R and type regedit to open registry. The rest of my files appear to be okay. Excel users generally encounter an error when trying to open or edit an Excel file in Office 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016. Additional information on implementing workaround options, by product version: Office 2016 Here is information on Office Trusted Locations and information on Protected View settings Office 2013 Here is information on Office Trusted Locations and information on Protected View settings Office 2010 Here is information on Office Trusted Locations and information on Protected View settings Freya Office Newsroom I am experiencing a very similar situation, except with mine, I can open the file from the local disk Excel 2013 and I get a warning saying something along the lines of it being the wrong format or corrupt, but if I hit Ok, the file opens fine. I have already tried to change the file association from Excel 2013 back to Excel 2010, but when I browse to Excel. Did you get any error messages when you tried to open Excel file? I will do that I was not in safe mode when I scanned.
I have saved the backup in external hard disk. Please try these methods and check the result. We have a few options for workarounds. I am getting a message every time The File you are trying to open is in a different format than specified by the file extension. If it's still greyed out, you can't repair this file.
You can only repair an Excel file in the Windows version of Excel. I want to check this file in our environment, our email address is safety won't expose your personal and company privacy. If you trust the workbook, you can then enable editing. I know these normally don't work but it's worth a try. More information File Viewer Lite is a free. If it are your own documents, maybe you still have a backup version where they weren't corrupted yet? However, Excel doesn't always save these files in time, and you most likely won't be able to recover the whole document in this way.
Converting to windows 10 was a challenge, but at least I was told when it was going to happen automatically, and what was the process for me to transition seamlessly if I transitioned before then. Regards, Emi Zhang TechNet Community Support Please mark the reply as an answer if you find it is helpful. I would think that I could have saved it as a new acceptable format and not lost the file. The Excel worksheets in question were retrieved from my My Passport backup. In case anyone else needs this help.
Any ideas you have would be appreciated. Since I had done a clean install on my laptop none of my original locations were there. Is this format okay going forward, if not what should I save it as? I hope you have obtained an answer to this enigma. It allows you to within just 3 simple step. I am glad to have a solution to allow me to open. About File Viewer Lite Windows File Viewer Lite combines the functionality of several programs into one simple utility. We realize this breaks compatibility with some existing solutions, and are working on getting these file types supported with Protected View.
Perhaps this could be a Windows or Ofiice update issue? Does anyone know why Excel won't just open these files upon a double-click? If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact. But I do agree that something appears to have changed within the past couple of weeks, as this issue did not happen prior. Select 'Trust Center' and click on 'Trust Center Settings' button. This option is next to a folder-shaped icon in the lower-left corner of the window. Thanks Rahul Jain Hello Rahul, To fix this problem, you need to modify the registry.