Opening files inserted into an Excel workbook in a Mac environment

Happy Tapper

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Hi Excel-wizards!

This is my first post having been a distant follower for a while - so go easy on me ;)

I have a number of .xls workbooks which have lots of files inserted into them (Insert>Object>Create from file>Display as icon). These files are usually .pdfs but there’s often others such as .msg, .xls and .jpeg etc. I am moving from a Windows environment to a Mac environment and am having issues opening up those inserted files.

When I try to open them an Alert pops are saying “Cannot start the source application for this object.”.

Any ideas on how these could be opened or a way around this? This could be a major issue for me :(

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

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