FIX: Excel stuck at Opening File 0%

This error typically implies an issue with the Excel file and its objects if an Excel workbook is stalled at opening file 0%. This may happen for a variety of reasons, including Excel file corruption.

In this article, we’ll go through all of the ways to solve and avoid the ‘Excel stopped at opening file 0%’ problem.

Open MS Excel in Safe Mode

Press Windows + R keys and type excel.exe /safe.

Press OK to open MS Excel in safe mode.

Go to File tab and select Options.

Select Add-ins.

Choose COM Add-ins from Manage and press Go.

Disable all the add ins and restart MS Excel app.

Go to the File tab again and select Open.

Open the same file. If it opens, the problem is solved.

Disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration

Open Task Manager

Quit all running instances of Excel.

Open a new MS Excel and click on File.

Select Options and choose Advanced.

Under the Display option, check the box Disable hardware graphics acceleration.

Press OK to save your changes.

Repair MS Excel

Open Control Panel.

Go to Programs and Features.

Look for Microsoft Office app and right-click on it.

Select Change and choose Quick Repair.

Allow the repair process to finish and restart your MS Excel.

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