How to Fix Microsoft Excel Has Stopped Working

How to Fix Microsoft Excel Has Stopped Working
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet software developed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. It is part of Microsoft Office applications and is used by millions of users all over the world. Microsoft Excel is very useful particularly in commercial area for financial data, data charting, calculating and analyzing of company data like profit and loss, taxes, trends and others. If you are not running Microsoft Excel under the cloud version or the latest desktop version, there is a high possibility that you might be annoyed with the error message like Microsoft Excel Has Stopped Working when closing or saving an Excel file. Program like Excel is storing important data and we can’t afford take risk for the program failure to corrupt our document file or cause any data loss. Most of the time, Microsoft Excel shall work flawlessly, but if you are still using the old version on the new Windows like Windows 10, chances are high that you might be getting Microsoft Excel has stopped working error message due to the old version of Excel was never intended to build for the latest version of Windows.

Today, I am going to share a simple trick to fix this error message and makes your Excel running smoothly again. Even if you are still using old version of Excel, it should work. Here’s how to fix Microsoft Excel Has Stopped Working error.

Go to the installation folder of the Microsoft Excel. Since Excel is part of Microsoft Office application, you probably can find it under C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OfficeVersion or C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OfficeVersion. Look for the file named Excel.exe. Right-click on Excel.exe file, Properties, Compatibility. Under Compatibility mode, check the option Run this program in compatibility mode for, and select Windows 7. Click on Apply button to apply the changes and click on OK to close.

Excel compatibility mode


Now try to run your Excel file and you should not be seeing the error message anymore when closing or saving an Excel file.


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