Files not Opening in Excel 2013

I installed Office 2013, upgrading from Office 2010.  When I try to open a file with Office 2013 Excel by double clicking on the file, Excel will open but with a blank window.  To open the file, I must go File/Open, locate the file and select open.  Word 2013 will open the file from a double click.  This issue only affects Excel.  The advanced option of "ignore other application DDE request" is not selected.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Last updated June 24, 2019 Views 35,106 Applies to:

Hello Glenda,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Office Community.

A quick question before proceeding:

What is the extension of the Excel file which you're opening? Is it *.xls or *.xlsx?

Let's try to re-associate the Excel files and verify the result:

· Right click on the Excel file

· Click open with

· Choose default program

· Select Excel for Excel files.

· If you are unable to see Excel in the list browse to the below location.

· Computer, Programs files/Program files X (86) or C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\Office 15

· Look for Microsoft Office >Office 15.

· Select Excel.exe

· Check the box ‘Always use the selected program to open this kind of file’.

· Click OK.

Perform quick repair of Office as suggested in the following thread and see if it helps:

Hope the above information helps. Reply with the result and I’ll be happy to help you further.

Thank you.

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