When trying to edit an Excel sheet from SharePoint 2010 document library, the 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.”
Troubleshooting Check List:
As the error message says, You must have Microsoft Excel installed in your client machine first! Follow this checklist if you’re 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 the “SharePoint OpenDocuments Class” add-on is enabled in Internet Explorer’s manage Add-ons page! Also, under the “SharePoint open document class”, click on “More information” then click the “Allow on all sites” button.
- Try re-registering “owssupp.dll” file – run “Regsvr32 owssupp.dll”