3161 cannot decrypt file when using transferspreadsheet on an unsecured XLS

Posted on 2006-04-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am getting a 3161 cannot decrypt file error when using transferspreadsheet on an unsecured XLS.
Question by:jmagsipok
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    Here is the Microsoft fix for your error:

    This link states that the Excel file probably has a pasword.

    However, you claim that your file is "unsecured".

    Excel does not really have an "secured" option. Excel has several layers of protection.

    Cell Locking
    Sheet protection
    Workbook protection
    Password to Open
    Password to Modify

    You can have a password on the Excel file, but assume the file is "unsecured" because you did not enable sheet protection.

    So what do you mean by "unsecured"?

    The above MS link is the only thing I could find on this error.

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