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Easy Guide QuickBooks Won’t Export To Excel Issue

Many businesses prefer reports and balance sheets in excel format as it makes the visualization and analysis of the overall data much more manageable. However, while exporting reports to the excel application, many users are getting the following error message on their computer screens: QuickBooks Won’t Export to Excel Issue. There can be several reasons behind the occurrence of such an excel error that we are going to discuss with you further in this post, alongside all the possible troubleshooting solutions.

Looking for instant troubleshooting assistance to get rid of the error message stating, QuickBooks excel could not open the data file? If yes, feel free to reach our QuickBooks error support team by giving us a call at the toll-free number (800-579-9430).


Down below, we have mentioned all the possible reasons that can cause the QuickBooks excel could not open the data file error message:

  • The report or the data file that you are trying to export to excel is damaged.
  • There is some damage done to the Microsoft Office application.

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What should you do to resolve the QuickBooks excel could not open the data file error message?

Solution 1) Run the verify and rebuild utility to repair the damaged report or data file

Open QuickBooks Desktop and select the File menu at the top menu bar.

  • From the drop-down menu, hover over the Utilities option.
  • Select the Verify Data option from the Utilities side menu.
  • Once the tool is done scanning the data, go back to the File menu.
  • Hover over the Utilities option and select the Rebuild Data option from the side menu.

Note: QuickBooks will ask you to create a backup of the company file to avoid the risk of data loss. Therefore, if you want to back up the company file, select the OK button and follow the onscreen instructions. In case the backup fails, select the Cancel button at the rebuild prompt and proceed further.

Once the tool shows you the following message: Rebuild has completed, select the OK button.

Solution 2) Repair the Microsoft Office application for the Windows

  • On the keyboard, press Windows + R keys together to open the Run command window.
  • In the Run window, type “appwiz.cpl” and then click on the OK button.
  • From the list of installed programs, select the Microsoft Office application.
  • Select the Repair option and then choose the Next button.
  • Once the Windows is done repairing the MS Office application, select the Finish button.


Even after following all the troubleshooting solutions mentioned above in the post, if the QuickBooks Won’t Export to Excel Issue message persists, then there is a great possibility that multiple excel.exe processes are running in the system’s background. Our recommendation for you is to open the task manager, end all the excel.exe processes, and see whether this fixes the error message or not. For additional troubleshooting assistance to resolve such excel errors, feel free to speak to our QuickBooks support team at the toll-free number +1 800-579-9430.

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