How can I download a CSV file from SharePoint, without SharePoint converting it automatically to xlsx format?

Simon Elms 66 Reputation points

I have to download a CSV file from SharePoint. When I try to download it, SharePoint automatically converts it to Excel .xlsx format. I want to download it in the original CSV format to check the exact formatting (what are dates formatted like, are text columns wrapped in double quotes, that sort of thing).

How can I tell SharePoint to download a copy of the file in the original CSV format?

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  1. AllenXu-MSFT 16,006 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Simon Elms,

    I couldn't reproduce this issue in my end. By default, downloading .csv files won't convert the file type of the files into .xslx in SharePoint. So, you need to verify if there is any customization like Power Automate integration or 3rd party add-ins deployed to your library.

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  1. Laurine Bouvet 0 Reputation points

    Merci pour votre conseil

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