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No option to open with Excel

Hi there,

I'm trying to open a file (literally any file) with Excel 2016 on my computer, but the only options are to open with the Box desktop app or with Excel Online. How do I add my actual Excel app to the list of options?


Accepted by Howard (Community Manager)
‎03-22-2017 10:46 AM
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Re: No option to open with Excel

Hi @mwilbanks,


Thank you for posting in Box's Community Forum!


You might want to go over this link for some background information on Box Edit.


Regarding your question --


Box Edit uses the default application installed on your computer to open and editfiles: Docx files open in Microsoft Word, PPTx files open in Microsoft PowerPoint, Xlsx files open in Excel, and so forth.

  • If you change the default program Box Edit utilizes, Box Edit will then open with that new program. This link explains how you can adjust the default program per OS.


I hope this helps!



James - Box Support