Oct 21 2021 08:21 AM
Oct 21 2021 08:21 AM
I just upgraded to Windows 11. Now, when I opened my excel files in my QNAP NAS, excel showed document recovery message: "Excel has recovered the following files. Save the ones you wish to keep.". I tried to click the file to recover it but it has no response. Excel stopped there. I had to close Excel. I tried to reopen Excel and reopen the same file. It repeated. I could not open the file.
Initially, I suppose my excel file is damaged but I don't know why because I edited the file the night before. It had not problem. Finally, I copied the excel file from my NAS to my local drive in my laptop (i.e. the one I connected to my NAS). I opened the file in the local drive with Excel. It worked. I had no problem. Why?
Please help, thanks.
Nov 04 2021 02:30 PM
Nov 18 2021 04:33 PM
Same issue here with a macro enabled Excel 2007 workbook.
Used OpenOffice to open & save to new workbook but macros were lost.
Nov 18 2021 04:41 PM
Dec 10 2021 06:35 PM
Feb 14 2022 02:23 PM
@nsrumschlag I have exactly the same problem and it is related to the windows 11 install. All xlsx files now show with an IE symbol and will try to open in internet explorer (without success of course). The workaround is to right click on the file and select "open with" excel. That is necessary for all files with an xlsx extension. Files with an xls extension, however (older version of excel), show with the excel symbol and open directly. Once an xlsx file is open, saving it as a excel 2009 version with an xls extension solves the "open with" problem but some functions are obviously lost.
This is only an excel problem; the same issues do not exist with Word.
Feb 15 2022 12:59 AM
That's not Excel, that's Windows settings. Set in them Excel as default app for that extension.
Feb 16 2022 09:32 AM
Feb 16 2022 09:44 AM
Feb 16 2022 11:45 AM
If it is empty you shall assign Excel as default application. Double click on the field and follow the prompt.
Mar 09 2022 07:49 AM
@Sergei Baklan Good Morning. I tried to add the .xlxs option to settings and set the default app to Excel however it still tries to open the file with Internet Explorer. Seems like an issue with Win 11 as I am not seeing this on a Win 10 computer at the same client.
Apr 22 2022 12:46 PM
@Sepharo I have tried the "Right-Click" and "Open with Excel", but it fails. I tried "xls" and "xlsx" files and neither will open. WORD works as it normally would. I can start Excel and it shows up to allow me to open a file. If I click on starting a blank new worksheet, Excel shutsdown. The ones I try to open show up in the "recently opened" list, but I still can't open any.
Jul 02 2022 05:17 AM
@rajuann check online for commandline parameters. I think "/e" as the one I tried. To do this, find the shortcut for starting Excel and add those two characters outside the quotes(I think), skipping my quote marks. Experiment. I don't have my laptop with me it the moment.