Sharepoint dont seem to be saving preferences

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I have opened sharepoint  and set it up to auto open using excel as follows 



  • First sign in to Office 365.
  • Use the app launcher and navigate to “SharePoint”, and click on it.
  • In SharePoint go to the Site where your files are located.
  • In the menu bar click on “Documents”.


  1. Now click on “Settings”.
  2. Find the “Advanced options” under “General Settings.”
  3. The default for “Opening Documents in the Browser” will be “Open in the browser”.
  4. Set to “Open in the client application”. 
  5. Finally, click “OK”

Im then saving and closing the file and opening excel in office 365 and click on the link to the file that I have saved and its opening in the browser and not the excel that I have installed on the PC.


Any Ideas?

2 Replies

@tweacle Can you explain this: "click on the link to the file that I have saved"? From where are you clicking on the link? 

Can you open the SharePoint document library in a new browser tab & try clicking on the document/file name from library view?

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Sorry if I confused you there.

I am doing the commands above on the file on sharepoint and saving it.

Im then opening excel on office 365 an clicking on sharepoint files and selecting the one ive just amended on sharepoint. This is when its opening with excel browser version and not the desktop vestion.

Does that help?