Opening Excel Object takes very long

Last update: 4 August 2017

Opening Excel Object takes very long

Summary

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.

Information

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:

Understanding and Working in Protected Mode Internet Explorer

Solution

Turn off Protected Mode

Applies to

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

combined with

  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7