Windows 10: Office 2016 - no preview of Excel documents in File Explorer

Discus and support Office 2016 - no preview of Excel documents in File Explorer in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; Brand new laptop with freshly installed Office 2016 (Windows 10 version 1903). I cannot get Excel docs to preview in File Explorer (no problem with all... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by Florio, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Florio Win User

    Office 2016 - no preview of Excel documents in File Explorer


    Brand new laptop with freshly installed Office 2016 (Windows 10 version 1903). I cannot get Excel docs to preview in File Explorer (no problem with all other Office documents and PDFs).

    Looking online, I've seen that this is a relatively common problem. I've tried all the solutions found on internet, including registry fixes (even if all my registry entries were already correct), but none of them have helped. I've also tried 'repairing' the Office installation.

    I use Office 2016 and Windows 10 (not sure which version) at the office where I work, and there my Excel files are previewed without problems.

    :)
     
    Florio, Nov 13, 2019
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  2. Excel & Powerpoint thumbnails not showing in windows 10 file explorer after updating to office 365

    Thank you but this did not work. The boxes are already ticked for both excel and powerpoint. I also cannot open pptx documents from file explorer. I need to open from Powerpoint 2016. See error below.

    "this action is only valid for products that are currently installed'.

    Do you have another solution?
     
    GayleCilfone, Nov 13, 2019
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  3. Preview Pane in Explorer No Longer Working with Excel Files

    System Parameters:

    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1803 OS Build 17134.345 64 bit

    Excel for Office 365 MOS (16.0.1129_20045) 32 bit

    Issue:

    Windows/Excel recently updated. Presumably, this was done to "fix" a problem (which reminds me of when I "fixed" my pet).

    Now, when I look at a list of files in Windows Explorer, the "Preview" pane will no longer preview excel files; and if I leave the "Preview" pane open, the computer hangs.

    Need help with making the preview function of explorer work again with excel files. Any takers?
     
    user wishing her company would use linux, Nov 13, 2019
    #3
  4. Rose Ter Win User

    Office 2016 - no preview of Excel documents in File Explorer

    Excel & Powerpoint thumbnails not showing in windows 10 file explorer after updating to office 365

    Hi Gayle,

    When you save an Excel or PowerPoint in File Explorer it automatically saves two copies a preview copy and a thumbnail preview. Here are the steps on how you can see your files in thumbnail preview.

    • Open an Excel file or PowerPoint document.
    • Click File on the upper left side.
    • Select Info.
    • Look for Properties and click Advanced Properties.
    • Tick the box that says Save thumbnails for All Excel/PowerPoint Documents.
    • Check the folders where you saved the file it should be in thumbnails already.

    Feel free to contact us if you have further inquiries.
     
    Rose Ter, Nov 13, 2019
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