When working on Microsoft Excel issues, I commonly come across an the issue of Microsoft Excel sheets opening to a blank grey screen.
Typically, this occurs when you double-click an Excel in File Explorer, it “opens” but only to a blank grey screen.
The most common time I see this error is when Office 2007 or Office 2010 was removed and Microsoft 2016 was installed.
If the above statement is true, than more than likely this quick fix should work for you.
Step One: Close all Microsoft Office programs
Step Two: Go to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a Program
Step Three: Find Microsoft Office 365 Program and Right-Click and select Change
Select Quick Repair
Once the Office Quick Repair is complete, try opening an Excel document from File Explorer. It should open correctly now.
My guess would be that it is a file association issue or something from the old Excel version that causes the issue.
Let me know if that worked by sounding off in the comment section. This was posted by techspeeder.
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this was the only solution that helped me! thank you so much!!!
That worked. Thanks for posting!
did not work. Excel 2013
That is the best solution. thanks for posting this..
It might be hidden. try ALT+W+U( unhide) option available in view tab.. for hiding ALT+W+H. Hope it works!
Thanks very much, this one did the trick for me
It worked Thank you
This worked for me as well! Really appreciate the tip!
hey it worked! thanks!!!
This worked! Thank you so much!
THANK YOU, this just saved me
Thank you! It worked 🙂
thank you!!! This worked
Yes, alt-w-u worked!
None of that worked for me.
worked a treat
Worked for me! Excel 2016
Thank you, worked perfectly.