How To Make Excel Default On Mac

Users often find themselves in situations where they need to constantly open Excel files only to realize that these files open by default in another application. This could be a bit frustrating, especially if you work with Excel files frequently. Fortunately, you can easily change the default application to Excel in your Mac. This blog post will guide you on how to make Excel default on Mac.

Step-by-step guide to make Excel default on Mac

Step 1: Locate the Excel file

First, find an Excel file in Finder. This could be any Excel file stored on your Mac.

Step 2: Get Info

Right-click or control click on the Excel file, then select “Get Info” from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Open with

Scroll to the “Open with” section in the Info window. Click on the drop-down menu and select Microsoft Excel.

Step 4: Change All…

Click on the button labeled “Change All…” This will change the default application for all files with the same extension to Microsoft Excel.

Step 5: Confirm action

Finally, a dialog box will appear asking if you’re sure about changing the default application for all similar files. Confirm by selecting “Continue.”


There you have it! By following these steps, Excel will now be your default application for opening all Excel files on your Mac. If you’re a heavy Excel user, this will definitely save you some time and energy. As always, if you have any issues or questions, let us know!