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Associate XML file with Excel

Update Office so that one of the opening options for XML files is Excel. Currently, when you open an XML file, it opens in Internet Explorer, and is unreadable

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already supported  ·  Dan Battagin [MS XL] responded  · 

Hi,

This is already supported. To open XML files with Excel, you can:

1. Right click on the file in Windows Explorer
2. Choose “Open with…”
3. Select Excel from the list or browse for Excel.
4. Optionally, select the box to “Always use this application to open XML files”

That should do it.

Cheers,
Dan [MS]

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