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

  1.    10 Sep 2016 #1

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


    I know how I'm supposed to do it, SETTINGS==>DEFAULT APPS==>CHOOSE THE DEFAULT APP BY FILE TYPE, but Excel 2016 is not an option. Instead, it tries to send me to the App Store. I think I have tried everything except reinstalling Office.
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  2.    10 Sep 2016 #2

    socklosk said: View Post
    I know how I'm supposed to do it, SETTINGS==>DEFAULT APPS==>CHOOSE THE DEFAULT APP BY FILE TYPE, but Excel 2016 is not an option. Instead, it tries to send me to the App Store. I think I have tried everything except reinstalling Office.
    Use Control panel, default programs, associate a file type - you have more options to select version.

    If your 2016 is the desktop version, you have to bury into menus by clicking more apps and scrolling until you find "look for another app on this pc", and then navigate to the 2016 excel executable.
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  3.    10 Sep 2016 #3

    That did it! Thanks!
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