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You are correct - the Excel connector in 8.1 uses JET and this is now referred to as the 'legacy' Excel connector and it's only available / compatible with the PC version.
The new connector in 8.2 is compatible on both PC and Mac.
To fix it, you'll need to recreate the source on either the PC/Mac using 8.2 and the new connector or on the Mac using 8.2.
Thanks. I am not sure why the message output from Tableau is not as helpful as what you told me. I guess I'll have to file an Idea for that to be seen by their team.
Thanks for confirming!