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  1. where did my old excel files go?

    where did my old excel files go?

    johnhotchkiss1, Dec 6, 2018
  2. dalchina Win User

    CSV files used to open in Excel....not now!

    Hi, you say Excel is installed. Does it run normally?

    You can't find Excel in (an unspecified) list of applications. I don't know which list that is for sure.

    For example, in the list related to:
    - rt click a file. Open With
    - this list:

    where did my old excel files go? [​IMG]

    - this list:

    where did my old excel files go? [​IMG]

    - some other list...

    If Excel does not appear in the above, I suggest you repair your office installation.

    Maybe the above gives you some ideas. Otherwise please post a screenshot of where you think you should see it but don't. Thanks.
    dalchina, Dec 6, 2018
  3. Excel file

    Hi zhiyang....,

    I'm assuming that since you're using Excel 2011, that you have a Mac. Have you tried saving the file in the default 2011 format of XLSX?

    While I have tested and can open both XLS and XLSX files on my Windows Phone, they were both created in PC versions of Excel 2000 and Excel 2010.

    As a test, would you:

    • First, try saving the file as XLSX and see if you can access the newer file format on your phone.

    Otherwise, try the following as a test:

    • Open up a web browser
    • Go to Windows Live and login.
    • Select "SkyDrive" at the top of the brwoser window
    • Select the Excel icon near the top where it says "Create"
    • Add a few numbers and do an AutoSum. Maybe add some formatting.
    • Close the workbook (File -> Close workbook)
    • Next, your SkyDrive file listing will appear with the new file.
    • Click the "i" circle to the far right of the new file.
    • Now, select "Send a link"
    • Enter your e-mail information and click "Send"
    • On your phone, open the e-mail and click on the button that says "View document"
    • You should be able to view the document.
    • If yes, then there is apparently a compatibilty issue on the Mac using XLS and I would try my first suggestion of trying to save the file in a different format like the newer XLSX.

    By the way, the procedure gets easier in Windows Phone Mango (coming soon - no official release dates yet except in Japan) as you can save to and access files directly from your SkyDrive. That would eliminate the e-mailing it to yourself steps ... a lot easier!

    I hope this helps!

    David Scammell, Dec 6, 2018
  4. where did my old excel files go?

    FIles in Word, Excel and other programmes will not open from the explorer

    Hi Brian,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and thanks for providing us an opportunity to assist you.

    Please follow the steps.

    Step 1:

    Lets try to disable the DDE option following these steps:

    • Click the File tab, and then click
    • Click Advanced, and then click to clear the
      Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) check box in the
      General area.
    Click OK.

    Step 2:

    If the issue persists, uncheck the compatibility options by doing the following:

    Right click on Excel (.exe) Properties > Compatibility > uncheck all the boxes

    To access Excel (.exe), open the following location:

    Windows 8 32bit: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14

    Windows 8 64bit: C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14

    For reference:

    Hope the suggestion is helpful. Reply for further assistance.
    Joy Kemprai, Dec 6, 2018

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