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Old 09-08-16, 16:13
John Chapman John Chapman is offline
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Default Excel opens downloaded files as a blank window

At the beginning of August an update to MS Excel started opening downloaded files as a blank window. This affects any Excel file you download from the web including bank downloads.
Now I tend to trust the files I've downloaded from my bank account so it doesn't help. Now if you want to see these files you must find the file and right click it. Then choose 'Properties' and at the bottom you'll see 'This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer'. Next to that is a checkbox which you'll have to use to unblock the file.
You'll still get a warning when you try to open the file which seems a bit over the top to me.
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