Sometimes, Excel may turn off editing for files downloaded from SmartVault Drive. While often due to the Protected Mode, several factors might cause this issue. This guide will help you address the most common causes.
- Ensure the Excel file is not open in any other location.
- Check that you have the appropriate permissions to edit the file.
- Verify that your file isn't corrupted.
- Ensure your Excel software is updated.
Turning off Protected View
SmartVault Drive downloads Excel files in Protected Mode because they are "Files originating from the Internet." Excel prompts this setting to safeguard your data from potential threats.
Please proceed with caution. Turning off the protected view can expose your computer to potential risks.
Steps for Excel 2010, 2013, 2016, and Office 365
- Go to File > Options.
- Select Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Protected View.
- Clear the box for Enable Protected View for files originating from the internet.
- Consider downloading the file, making edits, and then re-uploading it to SmartVault.
- Ensure your SmartVault Drive software is up to date.
- For further challenges, consider reaching out to Microsoft Excel or SmartVault support.
After implementing these solutions, try to open and edit the Excel file from SmartVault Drive. If you still face issues, please provide feedback for continuous improvement.