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Cannot open Excel workbook

Cannot open Excel workbook

Cannot open Excel workbook

An excel workbook I had been working on "crashed" and no longer opens. There is some sort of "apologetic" message that apears, asking if I wish to send a report to MS. Is there some way of repairing it? I had been saving it every few minutes while working on it, but did not think of saving it as different file name each time.

RE: Cannot open Excel workbook

not that i'm aware of . . .

i've no idea what ms will do for you either . . .

sorry and good luck.

RE: Cannot open Excel workbook

The only "backup" consisted of an older version saved under a different file name, about a week ago (I lost about a week's worth of revisions to it).
I read in another thread that it would have been wise to have the "save backup copy" option turned on. Merely saving as a different file name is just as good.
Some possibilities that may have caused this: I was in the process of copy/pasting a worksheet from an Excel 2003 file to an Excel 1997 file. The "ASAP Utilities" add-in was running.
For some odd reason, this morning, none of my Excel files would open properly. I then tried uninstalling ASAP Utilities, and problem was gone (what the heck happened)

RE: Cannot open Excel workbook

Have you tried opening the file on another computer?  Sometimes the XLStart file corrupts and you need to delete it and excel will write a new file when you first open it.

Try opening your corrupted file on another machine and see if it works.

RE: Cannot open Excel workbook

It did open on another computer, but is worthless now. Only a few numbers showing, no text nor formatting, no formulae intact at all. There was a Excel message saying that the "damage" was too extensive. Sounds like a basic fault with Excel.

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