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How to read an .xlxs file?

Erwin Krisch
Erwin Krisch asked
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Last Modified: 2013-01-23
I am running Windows 7 Home Edition and Office 2010. I just got an email with a document attached with extension .xlxs.  When I click on it I get the gobbledygook shown below.  Does anybody know what to do in order to be able to read this file?
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I did download and install it. I clck on the file and still get the same gobbledygook. How do I read it with the converter?
..... One of my clients was having this same problem.
I checked the file association for .XLSX files and noticed it was set to the converter. (sorry, I don't have the exact name here)
I just figured it was supposed to be that since they were running Office 2003 so I left it.
I ran a Detect and Repair on Office and it fixed the problem right up.
I checked the association for .XLSX files after the utility was complete and noticed that it had changed it to Microsoft Office Excel.
So the fix could be that the association needs to be set to Excel and not the converter or running Detect and Repair.
Hope this helps you! .....

taken from http://www.office-outlook.com/outlook-forum/index.php?t=msg&th=141610/
Paul SauvéRetired

If you simply use Save as and save the file to your C:\Users\Your User Name\Documents\. Make sure to save with the extension .xlsx, then open the file from where you saved it.


I did. It does not work.
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