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    • Aidanmc
    • By Aidanmc 2nd Dec 19, 10:18 PM
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    opening xlsx files
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 10:18 PM
    opening xlsx files 2nd Dec 19 at 10:18 PM
    I cant seem to open xlsx files after my windows 10 clean install. I downloaded microsoft xlsx viewer free version but when i try to open files i just get a black screen!
    Is there something else i need to install?
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    • ThemeOne
    • By ThemeOne 2nd Dec 19, 10:29 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 10:29 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 10:29 PM
    Not familiar with the xlsx viewer, but two ideas:

    Are you sure you have your file associations right? Right click on the file and specifically select xlsx viewer from the list.

    Otherwise, Excel online is free to use with a Microsoft account, and will enable you to edit the files as well as view them.
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    • By that 2nd Dec 19, 10:51 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 10:51 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 10:51 PM
    try it with libreoffice the beta development version 6.4.00 x64
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 2nd Dec 19, 11:08 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 11:08 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 11:08 PM
    There are Excel files. Did you have Office on the computer before? If you reload it you should be able to open them all back up again.

    Failing that something like OpenOffice or LibreOffice should get the bulk of the data. Some Excel only stuff may break but if you're just adding a bunch of numbers up it'll be okay.
    • Aidanmc
    • By Aidanmc 3rd Dec 19, 4:40 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 4:40 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 4:40 PM
    Thanks all, i found out that i am able to open the files in my microsoft account!
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