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Posted 27 September 2015 - 06:04 PM

All browsers download files in different ways but I have checked your video log and can see that you are using Windows 7 and the latest version of Google Chrome and that you are trying to download the sample file set for Excel 2007 (Essential and Expert).


To understand your problem I also used the latest version of Google Chrome.  Here’s how you can download the sample file set using Google Chrome:


1. Went to the download sample files page for Excel 2007:




2. Clicked the big orange button “Download Sample Files (Recommended Option).


3. A small icon appeared in the bottom left of my screen that looked like this:


Small icon appeared.png


4.. I clicked the drop-down arrow on the right of the button (after the file had downloaded) and clicked OPEN.


Clicked Open.png


5. The WinZip dialog appeared and I clicked UNZIP.


Clicked Unzip.png


6. A dialog appeared saying that all of the files had been unzipped:


23 files unzippped.png


I was then able to open any of the sample files from the C:/Practice folder.


If you are still having difficulties let me know which of the steps above (1-7) caused you a problem and also let me know any error messages that were displayed. 


Best Regards



Mike Smart


Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:30 PM

When I download the files the options in the Save As box are either Applications or All Files only, so it doesn't open as excel even if I am in the excel program.

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