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    How to change "Excel Protocol" from 2010 to 2016

    Not sure if this is a Windows problem or Excel problem, butI hope someone here has a solution.

    On a Windows 10 computer with Office 2010 already installed, I installed Office 2016. The programs run OK from the various Start buttons, but when I double-click an XLS or XLSX from Windows Explorer, then the file is launched into Excel 2010 instead of the desired 2016. I have worked through various screens in Control Panel > Default Programs, but nothing seems to make a difference. Here's what I've found:

    - Control Panel > Default Programs > Set your default programs
    - choose Excel 2016 from the list of programs
    - Set this program as Default
    - nothing appears to happen, and nothing changes with double-click behaviour


    - Try something different
    - Choose defaults for this program
    - bottom of the dialog, under "protocols"
    - Url:Excel Protocol
    - listed as Microsoft Office 2010 <------- this seems to need changing to 2016, but how?

    - go back to "Default Programs" in Control Panel
    - Associate a file type of protocol with a specific program
    - scroll thru the list until find .XLS
    - click "Change Program..."
    - browse thru various folders until find the EXE for Excel 2016, and select that one
    - makes NO difference to what opens with double-clicking a filename

    - try something different
    - Scroll to the bottom of the list of file types and protocols
    - locate MS_EXCEL
    - it is listed as Microsoft Office 2010
    - Click "Change Program..."
    - Only two options are offered
    - Office 2010
    - Look for an app in the Store

    - WHAT???? there is no option to browse the file system to find the Excel 2016 program that is installed on this computer.

    I hope someone can tell me how to resolve this issue.
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    Jack MacDonald
    Vancouver, Canada

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    Sorry - posted in wrong forum. Have added new thread in Spreadsheets forum.
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