Windows 10: How to make Excel 2016 the default app to open xls and xlsx data files

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  1.    1 Week Ago #11

    HIP HIP HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!! Finally overcame this PITA issue, no thanks to MS. Thinking about moving to Mars and never coming back after this ordeal.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #12

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    dshields13 said: View Post
    I really appreciate your help, but I keep getting the pop-up that sends me to the app store
    Sorry about that. I forgot about app store lookup for files that cannot be opened. That's because on my machine I set it not to look up apps in the store so instead it offers to allow the user to browse for a program that's installed on the PC (or needs to be installed)
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  3.    1 Week Ago #13

    dshields13 said: View Post
    Thanks for the info but unfortunately when I double click NOTHING happens

    Have you tried this brute force setting in Control Panel where you set Excel as the default program for EVERYTHING it is capable of opening ?
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