Sometimes the user’s Excel files couldn’t open in Protected view. This error occurs when you are using Display link adapter to execute the external monitor and also if the file belongs to Outlook emails. Hence in this blog, you will learn the solution of this error. For assistance, you can contact to the expert of MS Office via www.office.com/setup.
Solution To Fix If Excel File Couldn’t Open in Protected View: Office.com/setup
1. Disable Protected View Settings:
For this, first you should open your Excel application. And then you have to click on File option. After this, click on the Options tab. It will open the Excel options settings window. Now from the left side navigation pane, you should select the Trust-center tab. Then from the opened window, you should click on the Trust Center Settings. Here in the left side of the Trust Center window, you should select the Protected View. At this point, you should unselect all the previously selected option which is there in the protected view. At the end, you should click on the Ok button to close the window.
2. Disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration:
You should open your Excel application. Then, click on the File. Now, you should click on the Options. Here from the Excel options window, you should click on the Advanced. In the Display section, you should make a check across ‘Disable hardware graphics acceleration ‘option. Then, you have to tap on the OK button. At last, you should again try to open your Excel documents with the email.
3. Unblock The Excel Or Word Document:
If you are using Windows 10, then on your taskbar, you should click on the File Explorer. Then, you have to open that folder in which the “Protected View “error showing the Excel file contains. After this, you should right-click on the Excel document and then select the Properties. Now, you should click on the Unblock. Here, you have to click on apply button and then press OK to exit.
4. Change The File Block Settings:
You should open Excel application. Then from the menu ribbon, you should click on the File tab. Now from the opened File tab, you should click on Options. When the window of Excel Options gets opens, then from the left side navigation pane you should click on the Trust Center. After this, you have to tap on the Trust Center Settings. Then, it will open the Trust Center. Here from the left-hand navigation pane, you should click on the Protected View to see the Protected View options. If you want to disable the Protected View, then it will prevent the file from getting opened in the Protected Mode. For this, you should unselect all the following options:
Enable Protected View for files originating from the internet,
Enable Protected View for files located in potentially unsafe locations,
Enable Protected View for Outlook attachments.
Then from the left-side side navigation pane, you should click on the File Block Settings. Now in the opened window of File Block Settings, you should uncheck all the following checkboxes:
Excel 95 Workbooks,
Excel 4 Workbooks,
Excel 4 Worksheets,
Excel 3 Worksheets,
Excel 2 Worksheets,
Excel 4 Macrosheets and Add-in Files,
Excel 3 Macrosheets and Add-in Files,
Excel 2 Macrosheets and Add-in Files.
At the end, you have to click on the OK button. Now, you can open the older versions Excel file. At this point, you can edit and save this file like a normal Excel file version.
5. Use Excel Repair Tool:
If the user is dealing with the same corruption error in the Excel application, then you can use the Excel repair tool. This is very useful to repair the corrupted or damaged Excel files.
The above method helps to fix the issue Excel file couldn’t open in protected view. If the user need assistance, then they can any time contact to the customer care of MS Office via www.office.com/setup.