Windows 10: Unable to use Open > Browse for XLSX, PPTX or DOCX files

Discus and support Unable to use Open > Browse for XLSX, PPTX or DOCX files in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Each time I attempt to Open with 'Browse' function, the application crashes when selecting xlsx, docx and pptx files even before clicking the 'Open'... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by CharlesLynam, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. Unable to use Open > Browse for XLSX, PPTX or DOCX files


    Each time I attempt to Open with 'Browse' function, the application crashes when selecting xlsx, docx and pptx files even before clicking the 'Open' button.


    The same when I try to open from any Office apps, or when using the 'browse' window to upload to Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.


    I do not have the same issues when selecting CSV or XLS files. I do not have the issue opening XLSX files directly from the Excel Open page without using Browse.


    I am running latest of everything.


    Example in this Loom for opening a CSV successfully and crashing when trying to open an XLSX file:

    https://www.loom.com/share/bf77e89687364aedb5b262ca47e358b5

    :)
     
    CharlesLynam, Sep 25, 2020
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  2. satyam384 Win User
    satyam384, Sep 25, 2020
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  3. windows 10 displays "ms-resourceStrings/FtaDisplayName.xlsx" and .docx in file type and no icon.

    Thanks -- I am able to open the files just fine, and get no error messages. It seems to be a display problem affecting .xls, .xlsx, .doc .docx., pptx, ,pptm

    No problem with .pdf, or .jpg.

    I will try the link.
     
    LMartinson, Sep 25, 2020
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  4. Unable to use Open > Browse for XLSX, PPTX or DOCX files

    xlsx files can't open

    Hello Donald,

    .XLSX is a file extension for an open XML spreadsheet used by Microsoft Excel. For us to better assist you, we'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    • Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    • Click OK.
    • Is Microsoft Excel installed on your computer? If yes, which version of Microsoft Excel are you using?
    • Are you getting any error messages when opening the .xlsx files?
    • Did you create the said file or was it downloaded from a certain source?

    We look forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Sep 25, 2020
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