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16-Oct-2010, 06:48 PM #1
Excel 2007 cant open xlsx files
Hi, I have excel 2007 and can't open .xlsx files
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17-Oct-2010, 02:10 PM #2
have you installed the updates from microsoft office, if the file was created in office 2003 there is a file you can download from microsoft to read these extensions
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17-Oct-2010, 03:41 PM #3
@mcoliver88: with 2007 you don't need the compatibility pack, as the file extensions are native to Excel.

I would check the default programs list, make sure Excel is still set as the default for your .xlsx and similar file extensions. Can you open Excel and create a new file and save it in that extension? Can you open other file extensions, i.e. xlsm, xlsb?
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18-Oct-2010, 02:30 AM #4
@Zack Barresse

o thats something they must have changed, because when office 2007 came out i could never read 2003 files and have to download the pack. Thanks ill keep that in mind
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18-Oct-2010, 10:09 AM #5
No, it wasn't changed. If that is the case with you, something else was going on. 2007 has always been able to open 2003 files, just not the other way around.
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