Excel Problem Opening Large File

Microsoft Excel 2003 (full product)
May 25, 2010 at 04:47:23
Specs: Windows XP, 1GB
I am tring to open to .xls file of 18 MB after clicking on it my pc gets hang

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May 25, 2010 at 08:09:03
What happens if you open Excel, then use File, Open?


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May 25, 2010 at 10:17:41
Hi, there,

I got exactly the same problem when opening an excel file of 3MB. The file contains quite a lot of formulas and format stuff..

I tried the way you mentioned but still didn't work...
Is there any other possible ways for me to reopen the file? Otherwise, I can't retrieve the data...

Thanks a lot in advance for your advice!!

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May 25, 2010 at 10:23:27
Open a blank Excel workbook and try running a Detect & Repair.

On the Task Bar,
Detect & Repair

See if that works.



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