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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 11, 2018
I have tried every popular solution to this. I uninstalled Office 2011 and installed Office 2016 the other day. Now the icons for some office files are completely different/not working. Does anyone know a work around? I have tried clearing all the caches suggested in past posts and rebooting in safe mode. Please see pics. Thanks.

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macrumors 603
Nov 28, 2013
You could try re-associating the app with the files.

Pick any one of your XLS files, and cmd-i to show the info. Look down to "Open With" and select the 2016 Excel app and then "Change all". If Excel is already selected, pick another app, Change all, then pick Excel and Change all.
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