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Skydrive App - Open Documents

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    Skydrive App - Open Documents

    I have Windows 8.1 PRO. I have an Excel spreadsheet in SkyDrive. I can open the spreadsheet on my Windows phone and I can open it if I use a browser to access SkyDrive, but if I use the SkyDrive app tile I get an error that Windows doesn't know how to open Excel files.

    It's really confusing because there is a SkyDrive desktop app and SkyDrive Webapps and a SkyDrive Metro app.

    So, you can't open Office documents using the SkyDrive app?

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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition

    Hi Mooreted,

    If I understand you correctly you can open the Excel file on your Windows Phone but not on your desktop/laptop?

    Have you got Microsoft Office installed onto your desktop/laptop computer? You will need an Office installation in order to open Excel files. Your Windows Phone can open them because it comes with a light version of some Office apps.


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    The odd thing is: I can open SkyDrive in my browser and open Word and Excel documents. It just seems very inconsistent.

    Thanks, at least I have found a way to make it work.
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