With '07 Excel, can't open 5 MB file. Realize not large!

June 10, 2013 at 12:07:24
Specs: Windows XP
When attempt to open, returns box that "file name can't be found or moved......"

Realize 5 MB is not large file but just won't open. How much RAM do i need, if that could be the problem?


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#1
June 10, 2013 at 12:13:33
It sounds like you're trying to open the document from some sort of link. Open Explorer and check to see if the file actually exists where you think it exists. Then try opening the document from Explorer.

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June 10, 2013 at 12:25:15
Thanks for your really quick reply!
My bad for not being more descriptive because the file is in a cloud share. Tried to open the same file with a MAC with no problem.

Also, checked and have 3 GB of RAM so that should be more than enough.

From other searches, followed advice and went to blank Excel sheet, changed to manual recalc, then tried to open the sheet with the same result....file name "x" could not be found.


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June 11, 2013 at 05:48:15
I'm assuming Excel's complaining about the workbook you're trying to open, and not some file referenced by the workbook. Make a local version of the workbook and try opening that.

The exact error message could help.

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