Problem opening files or folders via hyperlinks in Excel 2016 for Mac

Last Updated: March 6, 2018

ISSUE

When you click a hyperlink to open a file or folder, it may not open a Finder window to show the folder or it may not open the linked file.

Example: Insert the following hyperlink in any cell file:///Users/<your username>/Desktop. Next, click on the hyperlink you just created. The hyperlink should open a Finder window but it does not.

STATUS: FIXED

This issue has been fixed in version 16.11.0 or higher. To get the latest update, open Excel for Mac, go to the Help > Check for Updates menu, and follow the instructions in the AutoUpdate app.

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