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How to Open an XLSB File in Google Sheets (2024 Update)

May 8, 2024

How to Open an XLSB File in Google Sheets

Unfortunately, you cannot upload and open an XLSB file directly in Google Sheets because Google Sheets does not natively support the XLSB format. 

However, you can convert the XLSB file to a format that Google Sheets supports (like .xlsx or .csv) and then upload it. Here's how to do it: 

Step 1: Convert the XLSB File to an XLSX or CSV Format

Follow the steps below to convert the XLSB file to an XLSX or CSV format using Microsoft Excel and an online conversion tool.

Using Microsoft Excel

1. Open the XLSB file in Microsoft Excel. Go to "File" > "Save As". Choose where you want to save the file.

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2. In the "Save as type" dropdown menu, select "Excel Workbook (.xlsx)" or "CSV (Comma delimited) (.csv)". Click "Save".

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Using an Online Conversion Tool

If you do not have Microsoft Excel There are various online tools available that can convert XLSB files to XLSX or CSV formats. 

Search for "XLSB to XLSX converter" or "XLSB to CSV converter" online, choose a tool, and follow the instructions on the website to convert your file. Note that while online tools are convenient, it's important to be cautious and use reputable services, especially with sensitive or private data.

Step 2: Upload the Converted File to Google Sheets

1. Go to Google Drive ( and sign in if needed. Click on the "New" button on the top left side, then select "File upload".

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2. Navigate to where you saved the converted .xlsx or .csv file, select it, and click "Open" to upload it to Google Drive.

3. Once uploaded, find the file in your Google Drive, right-click on it, and select "Open with" > "Google Sheets". Google Sheets will then open the file.

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After opening the file in Google Sheets, you can edit it as needed. Google Sheets automatically saves your changes to the cloud. 

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We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to open an XLSB file in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like to check out our free content calendar template in Google Sheets and our guide on how to add a star rating in Google Sheets.

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