For one user, this has just started about a week and a half ago, the other user, it just happened today and was fine yesterday. We apologize that Excel is showing a blank screen instead of a more helpful error message with information about what to do next. From a developer's point of view, they are being blamed by customers for a bug that's beyond their control. To open an excel file, I must follow the path from with in the Excel application. Select Next and follow the prompts. Opening them without Protected View is a security vulnerability, and therefore files open from such locations are now blocked.
Opening the file from the hard drive worked fine with your suggestion but when opening directly from the web it opened the file twice for some reason and the second one complained because there was already a copy open. Option 6: Repair Office Microsoft Office 2016 comes with two repair options. Problems with either of the other 2 would be disastrous. We have 1 user that just received a Dell Precision with Windows 10 Pro and Office 2016 Pro not 365 that cannot open an excel file by double-clicking on the file. These are very important files for me. For testing, disable and isolate the conflict by turning off each add-in one at a time.
Relative to point number 2, to unblock individual files. Thank you for the above information, unfortunately none of those workarounds has worked for me. Disclaimers: 1 I used to use that with office 2003, not 2007. If you do not add anything clicking on and. Do you have any advice? The attached step 2 shows the entries for Excel.
Scroll down to the General section. To do this, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Hotfix Package 1 for Microsoft User Experience Virtualization 2. If this is the case, we recommend that you visit the manufacturer's website for the add-in to learn whether an updated version of the add-in is available. Does anybody know why double-clicking on it from the File Explorer don't work? Hi James, Based on your description, I wanted to ask you several questions. This often happens if you install an application such as Open Office and allow it to take over your file extensions. Select Next and follow the prompts. It always opens a blank workbook.
Last updated on March 20th, 2014 When your Office installation is corrupted due to a virus attack, incompatible Add-on or unfinished installation then you face problems when you are working with your Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. How do I get the update? Regardless of what sparks it, you can fix it easily with a few simple tricks. Make sure to check regularly for updates to your video card driver. The ignore option mentioned above is unchecked and the files do not contain any macros. One is to find out if any recent software installation or update of Windows happened around the same time the issue started. When I close Sheet1 it asks if I want to save my changes when I have not made any. Regards, Emi Zhang TechNet Community Support Please mark the reply as an answer if you find it is helpful.
While some people in the forums have suggested rolling back the security patch, we do not recommend that option as it can leave you open to other current and future threats. But I do agree that something appears to have changed within the past couple of weeks, as this issue did not happen prior. I had been searching for hours trying to figure out why Excel 2016 would not open a file that I used a few weeks ago. It should work the same though. I work in a very tightly controlled environment so was not able to uninstall the update myself. It would not open with a double click in Explorer.
I also need to know the acceptable format to save them as. This solved it for me. If these steps do not resolve the problem, go to Method 4. Follow the on screen instructions to repair Office 2007 installation problems. After you do this, you should be able to open workbooks by double-clicking them in Windows Explorer.
Instead, it opens a blank screen with the buttons grayed out. Solution number 2 opening the properties and checking the unblock box allowed Excel 2016 to open the file. The tool I used called Advanced Excel Repair to. However, this broke the mouse. Symptoms of The Excel File not Opening on Double Click Error: When you make a double click on the icon or file name of Excel workbook, it takes starts but displays a completely blank screen. It has been superseded largely by other features, but it is still a part of any version of Windows. This is a huge pain.
. If you have an Office 365 for home subscription, or you purchased a one-time download of Office 2016, click the Contact Uslink at the bottom of this page. Double-click the Default Value Name and set the data value of this string to the name of the default action. However, if an Excel worksheet becomes too stuffed with different kinds of data like numbers, characters, formulae, charts, macros, etc. It is a registry entry that can be input and configured manually but I'm wondering why it hasn't been created automatically. Microsoft needs to do a better job of getting information about this type of a bug in their program out to the public. I did have to make one other minor adjustment.
Double clicking file in a folder only starts Excel. Excel would open as expected, but instead of loading the selected spreadsheet, the application opened a blank document instead. The files I needed to open only contained data. As Freya notes, this problem has so far been identified with Security update for Excel 2010 and Security update for Excel 2013. Right-click the filename and choose Properties.