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    Can't download excel files as excel can only downlod web page

    I don't have this problem with my Win 7 computers - it only happens on Windows 10.

    When I try to download an excel attachment (either open it or save it) Windows 10 want to save it as a PHP file. In other words, a copy of the web page which I can then open up and get - a copy of the web page. Windows 10 seems to be incompatible with the web site.

    Is there some "secret" to downloading Excel files from the site in Windows 10?
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    Re: Can't download excel files as excel can only downlod web page

    This is on IE11.

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    Re: Can't download excel files as excel can only downlod web page

    Take a look at this thread from a few days ago:

    http://www.excelforum.com/showthread.php?t=1167505

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Can't download excel files as excel can only downlod web page

    Thanks - I'll put this in the same category as never being able to see a PNG file without going through a half dozen intermediate steps.

    I can't even get to the site on Chrome or Firefox.

    It's a shame that this site is so unreliable - the content is usually excellent and we have a lot of good contributors here. However, it's the very rare day when I don't have some problem with this site even in Windows 7.

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    Re: Can't download excel files as excel can only downlod web page

    I started having this problem recently, as well. IE and Windows 10. I managed to chase it away by adding excelforum to my Compatibility View list. I'm not sure why it cropped up when it did, but switching to compatibility view seemed to do the trick.

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    Re: Can't download excel files as excel can only downlod web page

    Thanks for the tip. I gave it a try, but alas, it does not work.

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    Re: Can't download excel files as excel can only downlod web page

    Quote Originally Posted by dflak View Post
    It's a shame that this site is so unreliable - the content is usually excellent and we have a lot of good contributors here. However, it's the very rare day when I don't have some problem with this site even in Windows 7.
    I hear ya.

    I've about had it with the poor site performance. I'm days away from bailing out of here.
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    Re: Can't download excel files as excel can only downlod web page

    I won't give up - the site is too valuable a resource, but I won't get on the site on when I'm already having a frustrating day .

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