Opening Excel Object takes very longPermanent link for this heading

Last update: 4 August 2017

SummaryPermanent link for this heading

Opening an Excel object using Microsoft Internet Explorer may take a very long time (about a minute) until the Excel file is ready to use.

InformationPermanent link for this heading

Internet Explorer Protected Mode activated.

In Protected Mode, Internet Explorer cannot modify user or system files and settings without user consent. Protected Mode requires the user to confirm any activity that tries to put something on your machine or start another program.

Additional Information about the Protected Mode:Permanent link for this heading

Understanding and Working in Protected Mode Internet Explorer

SolutionPermanent link for this heading

Turn off Protected Mode

Applies toPermanent link for this heading

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

combined with

  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7

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