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Opening Excel Files on a network share (shows as downloading?)

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#1 travis83


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 12:22 PM

Hi guys,


Not sure where this should go. May require some network knowledge.




Users are all on work group PCs (public network) and access their Excel Spreadsheets on a network share hosted on a dedicated file server.


They have some pretty big spreadsheets i.e. 35-40MB


The smaller files open swiftly over the network.


But when you open the larger files it shows the initial Excel splash screen and within it shows the text - 'Downloading' in the bottom right with a progress bar.


My question is - is this normal if opening up an excel file over a network, should it show as downloading? If users are on an intranet accessing files then should it be downloading the file or just accessing via some protocol? Really trying to understand this downloading behavior, or whether this is normal and I can ignore.


Any insight would be appreciated.






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