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Excel 2007 cant open xlsx files

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by joecruz36, Oct 16, 2010.

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  1. joecruz36

    joecruz36 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have excel 2007 and can't open .xlsx files
     
  2. mcoliver88

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    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
     
  3. Zack Barresse

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    @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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    @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
     
  5. Zack Barresse

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    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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