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XLS8 File Extension

Microsoft Excel 98 For Mac Spreadsheet

What is XLS8 file?

XLS8 filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Excel 98 For Mac Spreadsheet files. Microsoft Excel 98 For Mac Spreadsheet specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. Files with XLS8 extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with XLS8 extension are categorized as Spreadsheet Files files. The Spreadsheet Files subset comprises 100 various file formats. Users are advised to use Microsoft Excel software for managing XLS8 files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Excel software, but also about XLS8 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support XLS8 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with XLS8 files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with XLS8 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support XLS8 file

How to open file with XLS8 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening XLS8 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with XLS8 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with XLS8 files.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Excel

Install software to open XLS8 file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening XLS8 files is that no program that can handle XLS8 files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Excel or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Office. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Excel installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Excel

Update software that support file extension XLS8If you already have Microsoft Excel installed on your systems and XLS8 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Microsoft Excel cannot handle files with XLS8 may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft Excel is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Excel to XLS8 files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Excel installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage XLS8 on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with XLS8 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the XLS8 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Excel is installed, check the Always use this app to open XLS8 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with XLS8 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected XLS8 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with XLS8 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the XLS8 for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the XLS8 file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check XLS8 file for viruses
1. The XLS8 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the XLS8 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the XLS8 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic XLS8 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the XLS8 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Excel 98 For Mac Spreadsheet file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Excel

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with XLS8 extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Excel 98 For Mac Spreadsheet files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle XLS8 files.

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