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Word and Excel Documents showing up as XML Document Type after upgrade

  • 25-10-2021 3:41pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2


    My work laptop had Office 2010 and Windows 7, last year it was updated to Windows 10 and Office 2016

    Since that, the files are showing as XML Document, when I try to open them, they open in a browser with a one line at the top, showing a file path and some characters.

    Does anyone have a solution.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,681 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight

    If it's a work laptop check with your support people.

    But you should be able to right click on a document and choose what to open it with

    Create a new file and choose the option to Save As to see what the default option is

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,080 ✭✭✭

    Just to be clear - did files got *.XML extension or is your "default programs" got messed up after upgrade/win update?

    Click "start", type "default programs", ensure .xlsx ,.xls and other Excel related extensions set to open with Excel and not Edge

    Same to Word