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"Cannot Be Accessed" error

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I'm getting the following error message:

'00TimeCard.xls' cannot be accessed. The file may be read-only, or you may be trying to access a read-only location. Or, the server the document is stored on may not be responding.

I can access the other excel files that reside on the same drive that 00TimeCard.xls is on. So, the server is responding and the location is NOT readonly.

Anyone have any ideas on how I can access this file? Is there a bit I need to clear or something?
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Question by:Cyprus
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by:spiridonov
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Open Explorer, click with a right mouse button on the file, select Properties option, check if read-only attribute is set.
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by:jlove1
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try to copy the file locally..
then try to open it up. The file may really be READ ONLY. This is fixable by typing
attrib 00timecard.xls -r -a -s -h
in the dos prompt.

Otherwise, the file might be corrupted
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by:Cyprus
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I guess the file is corrupted...'cause I've done both suggestions and still get the error message. I wonder if it has a virus?
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by:frazer
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Have you tried opening the file at another location and/or with a different version of excel?

Hope this helps

Frazer
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by:Cyprus
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I think the directory is on a bad sector or something...'cause I just saved and closed a file and then reopened it and now that other file is getting that error message as well. It was open 5 minutes ago, and now I'm not able to get into it...the file is in the same directory as 00Timecard.xls...guess this means my team leader won't be getting my timesheet in the near future! *smirk*
Unless someone is aware of a bug in excel where you save the file and it gets corrupted...???
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by:EvanL
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check for a .tmp file of it in your windows\temp directory.. maybe you can open it, cut and paste the data into a new Excel file and delete the old one.  I find that Excel files can get corrupted easily and then they are permanantly hosed.
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by:Lupen
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make sure you are the only one opening the file...if someone else is already accessing it,it sometimes gives errors saying that it cannot access it
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frazer earned 50 total points
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Hi,

It sounds like your file is corrupted,

run scandisk and then defrag,

if anything is going to cure your problem this will.

Hope this helps

Frazer
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