EXCEL File Type- The quick facts
What are EXCEL files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an EXCEL file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an EXCEL file?
The EXCEL file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the EXCEL file type for different types of data.
While we do not yet describe the EXCEL file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.
We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about EXCEL files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!
How to open EXCEL files
Important: Different programs may use files with the EXCEL file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your EXCEL file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single EXCEL opener which you will find listed below.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of EXCEL files. Remember, different programs may use EXCEL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.