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    Excel 2013 cannot open simple text file with .acc extension

    Inside .acc file is a simple text, but the mighty Excel tries to open it like some kind of database. It is asking for accounts, sources, passwords etc. and finally it cannot open it at all. It can open this file if I change extension to something else like .txt or .xls. How can I turn off this useless function of Excel 2013? The Excel of 2003 just opens it without any question.

  2. #2

    Excel 2013 cannot open simple text file with .acc extension

    MS changed Office file extensions from version 2007. This website might it explain it for you.

    Microsoft Office file extensions list

    When you have opened the file in question, by the method you mention, have you tried saving it, using the Save As option, with a file extension listed in the Save As options list.

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    Excel 2013 cannot open simple text file with .acc extension

    Hey Ranger4, thanks for reply. Unfortunately, site you gave me says nothing about .acc extension. After Save As procedure the new file can be opened without problems. Unfortunately our workers get dozens of .acc files a day so procedure Rename --> Save As --> Reopen --> Delete original file for each of them is just ridiculous. I'm looking forward to somehow disable this dumb automatic detection function by file extension or file header reading.

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    Excel 2013 cannot open simple text file with .acc extension

    Thanks for getting back. I suggested that website to explain when MS changed the file extensions. I did notice that it did not mention .acc files.
    I cannot offer you any more help with this problem. Perhaps someone else my come in that is more knowledgeable & suggest a solution.

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    Excel 2013 cannot open simple text file with .acc extension

    Well, thanks for trying Ranger4. Awesome. Damn Microsoft makes one more stupid function and no one even knows how to turn it off. I bet no one even knows what kind of problem I have. Feels like real MS teamwork. Wonder when the salvation will come and Microsoft will go for something like excrements alteration or something. Maybe there they would be better at something.

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