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I'm not able to edit my Excel files, I can only view them. What can I do?

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I am not on shared files or a business!  Recently, withing a couple months, when I attempt to open document files, it does not go to the file where I can edit them.  I cant find a way to edit my excel files.  It seems as if it is read only.  How can I get back to opening a file and actually going there and be able to work with it???

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Re: unable to edit excell files

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Hey there @larerobe, thanks for reaching out here!

Are you possibly opening your Excel files on the website? It sounds like you might be previewing the file, where you wouldn't be able to make any changes.

If you're indeed using the website, can you click the "Open" option next to the file name in your Files page and choose to open with Microsoft Excel Online? You can also check out the exact steps here.

Let me if this helps or if you're opening the file another way- thanks!


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