How to Convert a Google Sheet to an Excel File

Google Sheets easily transfer to Microsoft Excel files.
Michael Michael (179)

When moving any kind of file, including a Google Sheet, out of Google Workspace, you need to download the file to your computer. Remember that in Google Workspace, files are stored in your Google Drive and not on your hard drive. Either way, a Google spreadsheet easily converts to an Excel file.

We'll walk you through the steps of converting your Google spreadsheet to a Microsoft Excel file.

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Download Sheets as Excel
  1. Open the Google Sheets spreadsheet that you're looking to convert to an Excel file.
  2. Go to File.
  3. Choose Download > **Microsoft Excel (.xlsx).
  4. Save the .xlsx file to your computer.
Excel file opened from Google Sheets

Open the newly downloaded Excel file on your computer, and then make sure to save it.

  • Go to File.
  • Choose Save as.

By default, the file name will be the same as the Google spreadsheet. If you want to change it, you can when you save it.

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