Open EXCEL file

The most common choise: Microsoft Excel spreadsheet

How to open Microsoft Excel spreadsheet .excel files

excel file icon Have you had trouble opening the excel file on your computer? What are excel files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is excel file?

Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are typically saved in XLS or XLSX formats.

Microsoft Excel spreadsheet description

Microsoft Excel historically uses xls and xlsx files for saved spreadsheets. In case you are looking for information about these files, you have to check the respective file type entries or check all available file types for Microsoft Excel.

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Microsoft Excel

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What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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