Microsoft Office Forums

Go Back   Microsoft Office Forums > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-21-2021, 09:57 AM
Harrington48 Harrington48 is offline Format file not valid in Excel Windows 10 Format file not valid in Excel Office 2016
Novice
Format file not valid in Excel
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 1
Harrington48 is on a distinguished road
Exclamation Format file not valid in Excel

HELP! In an attempt to get an Excel file to open automatically when downloaded, I created a path called “docs” in the "at start-up open all files” box. Now, I continue to get an error message that says, “file format is not valid” and documents seem to duplicate themselves. Excel opens but does not allow me to access any of the tabs (file, edit etc.), so I am unable to get in and delete the path that I created. Can anyone assist me?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-21-2021, 11:44 AM
Logit Logit is offline Format file not valid in Excel Windows 10 Format file not valid in Excel Office 2007
Expert
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 405
Logit will become famous soon enoughLogit will become famous soon enough
Default

Does it work better if you renamed the folder to something different than DOCS ?
Excel might be confusing the folder name with a file extension :

.doc
Word 97-2003 Document
The binary file format for Word 97-Word 2003.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-21-2021, 06:30 PM
trevorc trevorc is offline Format file not valid in Excel Windows 7 32bit Format file not valid in Excel Office 2013
Competent Performer
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 165
trevorc will become famous soon enoughtrevorc will become famous soon enough
Default

Open Excel while holding down the Shift key, this will load Excel without any files.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
error, paths, start-up file

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Test for valid hyperlink to a file JFistere Excel 0 11-20-2017 09:08 AM
XSD schema file for Excel worksheet in xml format Ananda Excel 0 06-23-2014 05:24 AM
Format file not valid in Excel Exporting .doc as .pdf Not A Valid File Name vbAMEN Word VBA 3 06-09-2014 04:09 PM
Format file not valid in Excel How to convert a text file to an Excel file with the data format automatically? mradmin Excel 6 10-16-2013 10:34 AM
Format file not valid in Excel excel cannot open the file .xlsx because the file format or file extension is not val teddysika Excel 1 11-22-2012 06:06 AM

Other Forums: Access Forums

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
MSOfficeForums.com is not affiliated with Microsoft