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I'm using SharePoint Foundation 2013, where I have applied all updates and security fixes published by Microsoft.

I'm experiencing this weird problem modifying Excel 2003 (xls) files on Excel 2016: when I click on save button, document seems to be uploaded to SharePoint. On SharePoint I can see the modified date updated, but looking into the file the content is not updated.

I've also versioning enabled and for example, in my case, version 6.0 is the same as the version 7.0 (that is the latest) of the Excel file.

I've googled a lot, but I can find users that have the opposite problem (file updated but modified date not) and not similar problems like mine.

I've no file pending in the Upload center, if it could be related to the issue.

Any idea?

  • does it happen on the new type of excel file as well or just the old type? Do you have any content approval workflow on that library? – Marek Sarad Oct 26 '18 at 12:03
  • @MarekSarad I did not try with the new type and I don't have workflows on that library. It's just a simple document library. Also it's seems to be a problem that not always occurs (weird!). In these cases I always blame users behaviour, but this is the fourth time someone alerts me, and in the last case two people were editing looking at the same monitor, so I'm pretty sure they were doing things in the right way. – Pepozzo Oct 26 '18 at 12:41

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