How to Make Microsoft Excel Default Application on Mac


It may be a case that you installed Microsoft Office Applications on your Mac and realized that the Excel Spreadsheets are not getting opened in Excel App by default. In such a case below are the steps to make Excel the default app for .xlsx, .xls, and .csv files.


    Steps:

    1. Control Click (Right Click) on a file with extension .xlsx, .xls, or .csv on your Mac.
    2. Now select Get Info
      Right Click on xlsx - xls or csv file on Mac
    3. Now expand Open With: and look for Microsoft Excel and select it.
    4. Next Click on "Change All..." so that you can use the Excel application to open all documents like this one.
      Get Info - Open With - Microsoft Excel
    5. Click Continue on prompt "Are you sure you want to change all similar documents to open with the application "Microsoft Excel"?"
      Are you sure you want to change all similar documents to open with the application Microsoft Excel
    6. Close the Get Info window.

That's it! Just make sure to follow the steps for each kind of file supported by Microsoft Excel for once and you should be good.

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