Excel not opening workbook by double clicking file

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I have installed the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021.  Word is performing well, however Excel will not allow me to open a workbook by double click on the files icon.  I can however open Microsoft Excel then go File open choose the file the file workbook will open. What can I do to fix this issue. 

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Select File > Options > Advanced.

Scroll down to the General section.

Make sure that the check box 'Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)' is not checked.


my excel is not opening showing some error msg @HansVogelaar