excel file not opening

November 16, 2010 at 19:42:29
Specs: Windows XP
One particular file which was password protected can not able to open it as error message shows file format is not valid. When I try to open it with word file another file open which was not the content of excel file.

Please guide me to solve the problem.

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November 17, 2010 at 07:08:27
A few things you could try,

Try opening with a text editor, such as Wordpad or JEdit.

Open a new instance of Excel and turn OFF auto calculation then try to open the corrupt file.

Try Excel in Safe mode:

Click Start
Click Run
Type in: Excel.exe /s

you may need to use the complete path to the Excel executable which would be something like:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Excel.exe" /s

Then try to open the corrupt file.



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