Why do videos open in Microsoft Excel?

Twinkle July 10, 2010

I  downloaded a video from a mail in my inbox and it was opened in Microsoft Excel. I found it strange. Please tell me how it happened?

  1. Aibek
    July 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Twinkle, did you find the above tips helpful ? Let us know.

  2. Jessica Cam W.
    July 11, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Try right-clicking on the video file and choosing 'Open With' along with whatever video player you have, such as Windows Media Player. If you can see the video fine, it could have been just that you hadn't set a program to open the specific kind of file (by associating the file with the program).

  3. Jack Cola
    July 11, 2010 at 12:34 am

    What was the file extension of the video?

    It could have been a virus

    The file type that you open could have been set to default. To change it, follow these instructions:

    XP- http://www.ehow.com/how_2052279_change-file-type-associations-windows.html
    Vista: http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6172036.html