Excel 2nd Instance

Posted on 2015-01-05
Last Modified: 2015-01-05
From desktop, double clicking a xlsx spreadsheet, Excel automatically opens (if not already open).
When double clicking a 2nd spreadsheet from the desktop, I'd like for a 2nd instance of Excel to open.
Instead of having the 2nd xlsx opened in the first instance of Excel.

Does anyone know if this is possible. Reg edit maybe?
Question by:ShawnGray
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by:Phillip Burton
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I would open the second instance first by

1. holding Shift when you click on the Excel icon,


2. open the spreadsheet by either going to File - Open or dragging the spreadsheet into this second instance.
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Thank you
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no problem

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