The release of Microsoft Office 2016 attracted many users because of its many new features such as new dark themes, real-time simultaneous collaboration between multiples users on the same Word Document, touch input optimization and many more. So with its release, quite a number of users were those who simply upgraded to Microsoft Office 2016 from the earlier Microsoft Office version instead of a fresh installation which is normal and shouldn’t cause any problem.
But in some cases, users have reported that they were unable to preview Microsoft Excel files on their accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2016. When they tried to do so, an error is thrown their way which states ” This File Cannot Be Previewed Because There Is No Previewer Installed For It”. The same error may also appear if you try to preview a Microsoft PowerPoint file in Microsoft Excel, and in similar scenarios where you preview a Microsoft office file in a Microsoft Office product.
Solution 1: Correct Windows Registry Entry
Press and Hold the Windows key and Press R. Run dialog box will appear.
Now the navigation path from here will differ by the type of Microsoft Office you have installed and the bitness of Microsoft Office and your Windows. If you are not sure about the bitness or the type of product, you can try all of the below paths and if you cannot find the next folder while following a certain path simply move on to the next path.
If you have installed a 32 Bit version of Microsoft Office and you have a 64 Bit Windows installed, then follow this path:
If you have a 32 Bit version of Microsoft Office installed on a 64 Bit Windows or a 64 Bit version of Microsoft Office installed on a 64 Bit Windows, then follow this path:
Once you have Selected (Highlighted) PreviewHandlers in the left pane, there will be number of registry strings in the left pane. But there are only 4 of them that concern us.
On the right you will be able to see three columns; Name, Type and Data. In the Name column, search for the four strings by the following names and make sure the corresponding value in Data is exactly the same as written below.
If more than one string has the incorrect value then you will have to correct them all.