Solved message that says excel found unreadable content in your...

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September 26, 2015 at 06:06:21
Specs: Windows 7, A6/R5
below is the question asked of me to fix a corrupt file. The issue is:

I recently had an issue with a corrupted file (the same file as the one
attached, although the one attached was received two days later). When
I open the file straight from the email, I do not have any problems;
however, when I save it on the network and reopen it, I receive a
message that says "excel found unreadable content in your file - do you
want to recover the contents of your workbook?" Can you please take a
look at the file and let me know if it can be fixed?

Excel found unreadable content i copy of xxxxx-2010 Stautory audit .xls Do you want the source of this workbook, click yes. When we do nothing gets fixed. Another user has the same issue?

I am not sure why excel is not my thing. I have tried to open the file and have recieved errors saying the file may be corrupt, click here and the app will fix it. It never gets fixed?

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September 26, 2015 at 09:38:11
Your reference to an attachment is not understood. We have no such feature on here, so I wonder what website you think you are posting to.

You could upload it to a website if you wish. This is one which doesn't require an account and you just tell us the URL (web address) it gives you:

What email are you using and what happens if you save it as a file on your hard disk?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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September 27, 2015 at 00:09:23
It is not clear to me what process the user us using.

If (s)he is opening it from the email, then saving it, then opening the saved file, I would suggest that they save the file first then open the saved file to see what happens.

I also don't understand this statement:

"I'm not sure why excel is not my thing."

Are you saying that the problem is with an Excel file? If so, perhaps the user should try saving it under a different Excel file type, such as xls instead of xlsx, just to see what happens.

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October 1, 2015 at 04:33:39
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Here is what I would do:

1 I would first tell the user to save it on her desktop and if it still says corrupt.
2 Ask her to send it to you. Save it on your desktop if it works simply move it to her computer.

I am taking for consideration that you are admin and full access.

You could also try this fix. Which has worked for me in the past.

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