Excel opening workbook in another instance


Board Regular
Hi all,

I have some multiple workbooks that I have saved on a sharepoint site that have macros to open other workbooks on that site and pull data out of them

This all works fine, except sometimes when I open the other workbooks from the sharepoint site. excel seems to open the workbook in another instance of excel.

This results in me not being able to re-open the workbook when my macro calls for it - but also stops my code from working as it can't see that the other workbook is open.

Any help would be appreciated.


Well-known Member
Mmm haven't seen that before. Is it really another instance, or is it perhaps that Excel opened the file in 'protected' mode, waiting for you to press the edit button?


Board Regular
Yeah it's another instance.

It seems to only do it when I store it on microsoft teams... and not when using sharepoint proper - so I guess it's a glitch in MS teams

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