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ShellNew Excel 12 File

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    ShellNew Excel 12 File


    I accidentally deleted the EXCEL12 file in my ShellNew folder (C:\Windows\ShellNew). This file allows you to Right Click -> Create new Excel document on your desktop.

    I created a replacement file in the same folder with the same name (but with different default fonts, which is what I was trying to achieve). Now whenever I create new Excel files from my desktop and open them, this error pops up "Excel cannot open the file XXX.xlsx because the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file." Creating new Excel workbooks from Start works just fine, so this is more of a Windows issue than an Office issue.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Sam, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm not sure if this will help, but here's a clean copy of the EXCEL12.XLSX file in a ZIP below from my system that you could use to restore in your PC.

    After you download the .zip, extract (drag/drop) the file to your desktop, unblock it, then copy it into the C:\Windows\ShellNew folder.

    Hope this helps,
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    Windows 8

    Thanks for the help

    Thanks for this help, Brink. I just took advantage of it, and it worked for me!
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Glad it could help Mark, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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