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EXCEL file format description

Many people share .excel files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .excel file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .excel files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.xls - Microsoft Excel Worksheet

XLS file is a Microsoft Excel worksheet. Microsoft Office Excel is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

.xls file format description:
XLS format
Application:
Microsoft Excel
Category:
Document files
Mime-type:
application/vnd.ms-excel
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
excel, xl
Microsoft Excel Worksheet related links:
-
Microsoft Excel Worksheet related extensions:
.cas
Comma-Delimited ASCII File
.csv
Comma-Separated Values
.dif
Data Interchange Format
.tsv
Tab-Separated Values
.uxdc
Microsoft Office XML Data Source
.wks
Microsoft Works Spreadsheet

Naturally, other applications may also use the .excel file extension. Even harmful programs can create .excel files. Be especially cautious with .excel files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .excel file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:

example.excel

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .excel file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

xcel

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