When trying to edit an Excel sheet from SharePoint 2010 document library, user received this error message - "The document could not be opened for editing. A Microsoft SharePoint foundation compatible application could not be found to edit the document"
As the error message says, You must have Microsoft Excel installed in your client machine first! Follow this check list if you still getting this issue:
- Download and install the Hotfix as in Microsoft KB: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2823322, applicable when SharePoint 2010 with Office 2013 installed in client machines.
- Make sure you are using 32 bit of "Internet Explorer" (c:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe) browser (not Google chrome or Firefox!)
- Make sure "SharePoint OpenDocuments Class" add-on is enabled in Internet Explorer's manage Addons page! Also under the "SharePoint open document class", click on "More information" then click "Allow on all sites" button.
- Try re-registering "owssupp.dll" file - run "Regsvr32 owssupp.dll"
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