This article applies to users of the following Microsoft Excel versions:
Microsoft Excel 2010
Microsoft Excel 2013
Microsoft Excel 2016
Since a recent security update for Microsoft Excel, the contents of Excel files that you download from the Internet are automatically blocked. As a result, your downloaded report does not seem contain any content.
To view your reports, you can do one of the two following things:
You can manually disable this block for one specific excel file. This must be done, if you leave the block enabled by default.
You can disable the entire blockade for all downloaded Excel files.
Disabling blockage for one specific excel file
Go to the folder on your computer where the Excel file is located.
Right-click the Excel file and choose the Properties option.
Select the Unblock option at the bottom, then click apply and then ok.
You can now open the file with Microsoft Excel and view the contents of the file.
Unblock external content.
Disabling the blockage for all Excel files of external origin
Open Microsoft Excel and go to File at the top left, then choose Options.
Go to the Trust Center tab and right-click Trust Center Settings.
In the just opened Trust Center window, select the Secure View tab on the left.
Check the box Enable secure view for files originating from the Internet then click Ok.
Then click Ok again.
Quit Microsoft Excel, now reopen the file with Microsoft Excel and view the contents of the file.
Disable the block for all Excel files you download (1 of 2).
Figure 3: Disable the block for all Excel files you download (2 of 2).