[Fixed!]: Google Sheet Downloaded as Excel Is Not Working

Google Sheets is a new tool just like Microsoft Excel. Anyone with a Google account can use the Google Sheet application and perform almost similar types of jobs like Excel. Moreover, we can also download the Google Sheet file is several Excel file extensions. However, sometimes the downloaded not work perfectly. In this article, we will demonstrate to you 3 quick solutions to fix the Google Sheet downloaded as Excel file but not working Problem. If you are also curious about it, download our practice workbook and follow us.


3 Possible Solutions to Fix When Google Sheet Downloaded as Excel Is Not Working in Excel

To demonstrate the solutions, we consider a dataset of 10 employees of a company. Their name and income of two months are in the range of cells B5:B14. If we download this file as Excel, it does not work properly. Now, we are going to show you the solving procedure.


Solution 1: Choosing the Proper File Format

In the first solution, we have to choose the suitable file format when we download the Google Sheet file as Excel. We have two available Excel file formats. The procedure is explained below.


Solution 1.1: By .xlsx File Extension

By choosing .xlsx file extension, we can save the Google Sheet file as Excel to fix the problem. The steps of this procedure are given below:

📌 Steps:

  • First of all, in the Google Sheets tab, click on the File option.
  • Now, select the Download > Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) option.

Choosing .xlsx file extension to open Google Sheet file properly in Excel

  • The file will download.
  • Then, launch the file with Microsoft Excel, and your problem will be solved.

Google Sheet download as Excel not working

Thus, we can say that our procedure works perfectly, and we are able to solve the problem, titled Google Sheet files download as Excel is not working.


Solution 1.2: Though .ods File Extension

Besides the .xlsx file extension, We can also select the .ods file extension to save the Google Sheet file as Excel and successfully launch the file in Excel. The steps of this process are given as follows:

📌 Steps:

  • First, in the Google Sheets tab, click on the File option.
  • After that, select the Download > Open Document (.ods) option.

Selecting .ods file extension to open Google Sheet file properly in Excel

  • You will see the file will download.
  • Now, launch the file with Microsoft Excel, and your problem will be resolved.

Google Sheet download as Excel not working

Hence, we can say that our method works effectively, and we are able to fix the issue, entitled Google Sheet files to download as Excel is not working.

Read More: How to Import Data from Google Sheets to Excel (3 Easy Ways)


Solution 2: Download Directly from Google Drive

In this approach, we are going to download the Google Sheet from Google Drive for launching the file successfully in Excel. The steps of this method are explained below:

📌 Steps:

  • At first, go to your Google Drive.

  • Now, scroll down with your mouse to find out your desired sheet.
  • Then, right-click on the file and click on the Download option from the Context Menu.

  • You will notice the file will be downloaded.
  • At last, launch the file with Microsoft Excel, and your problem will be resolved.

Google Sheet download as Excel not working

Therefore, we can say that our approach works precisely, and we are able to fix the issue, entitled Google Sheet files to download as Excel is not working.

Read More: How to Download Google Sheets to Excel (2 Easy Ways)


Solution 3: Re-install Updated Version of Microsoft Excel

If none of the approaches are kept unable to open your Google Sheet file in Excel, you can re-install the application. We recommend that if you are re-installing your Microsoft Office application, try to install the updated latest version of Excel. Because the new version has many new features, which may help you to increase your work efficiency. In this way, you can fix the problem, titled Google Sheet files which download as Excel is not working.


Conclusion

That’s the end of this article. I hope that this article will be helpful for you and you will be able to fix the problem, entitle Google Sheet files which download as Excel is not working. Please share any further queries or recommendations with us in the comments section below if you have any further questions or recommendations.

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Soumik Dutta

Soumik Dutta

Hi! I am Soumik. I have completed my Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. I have found my calling in Machine Learning and Data Science, and in pursuing so, I have realized the importance of Data Analysis. Excel is one excellent tool to fulfill the purpose. I am always trying to learn every day about different features of Excel and trying to share here what I am learning.

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