Excel: How to Troubleshoot Excel opening blank when you double-click a file icon or file name

Applies to: Excel 2013Excel 2010Microsoft Office Excel 2007 More


When you double-click an icon or file name for a Microsoft Excel workbook, Excel starts but displays a blank screen where you expect the file to appear.


To resolve this problem, try the following methods, as appropriate, in the given order.

If you still experience this problem after you try all these methods, contact Microsoft Support for additional troubleshooting help.