Add “Export to Microsoft Excel” to Internet Explorer Context Menu

The Export to Microsoft Excel context menu option in Internet Explorer helps you export tabular data in a Web page to Microsoft Excel. If for some reason the Export to Microsoft Excel option is not added after installing Microsoft Office, you can add it back manually.

Add “Export to Microsoft Excel” command to the Context menu

Launch Regedit.exe and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt

Create a subkey and name it as Export to Microsoft Excel

Double-click (default) and set its Value data as follows:

For Excel 2003

res://C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000

For Excel 2007

res://C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12\EXCEL.EXE/3000

For Excel 2010

res://C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\EXCEL.EXE/3000

For Excel 2016

res://C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\OFFICE16\\EXCEL.EXE/3000

For Excel 2016 – Office 365

res://C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\root\\OFFICE16\\EXCEL.EXE/3000

Note: If using 32-bit Office on a 64-bit computer, the path would be C:\Program Files (x86) instead of C:\Program Files.

Hint: You can check the path to excel.exe by right-clicking the Excel shortcut in the Start menu and clicking Properties.

Exit the Registry Editor.

REG Files

To automate the above setting, download and save it to desktop. Unzip and run the appropriate registry file for the version of Microsoft Excel installed. To remove the option, run the file undo.reg.


  • Open Internet Explorer and browse a Web page containing tabular data.
  • Right-click on the data and choose Export to Microsoft Excel.
  • Select one or more tables by clicking the arrows corresponding to each table.

This imports the table into Excel.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

8 thoughts on “Add “Export to Microsoft Excel” to Internet Explorer Context Menu”

  1. I navigated to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\

    but there was no MenuExt folder (maybe cause I’m on a network?)

    Did a search and found it somewhere else but the settings seemed to already be correct!?

    Ran the and it’s resolved it, so thanks 🙂

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Did the regedit and it worked great. Had a nasty rootkit plus a few other things on this machine and I few things were missing. Very much appreciate the help.

  3. That feature in IE 9 is not working anymore. Some genius at Microsoft decided not to make it available. The ability for IE to export to Excel was an added value in a highly competitive browser market.

  4. Thanks for the guidance followed each step word by word and got the thing up and running, may God Bless you.

  5. this article is clearly explain me about “Export to Microsoft Excel To the Right-Click Menu in Internet Explorer”. but, shall i get this option in Firefox or any other browser?

  6. any idea, how to get n number of pages exported ? Because i have noticed that option is working for 1st page, if we have n number of pages to be printed. Can anyone help me to get the issue sorted ?


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