2003 excel error after an update, file is corrupt and cannot be recovered

I have an application developed with vb.6 that has excel 97 2000 and 2003 capabilities.  Recently after an automatic update, evry time I extract a file in excel format within my application and then open this excel file on the desktop, it says that the file is corrupt and cannot be recovered.  is there a fix for that strictly for vb6 applications, maybe a dll or ocx file that gets unregistered or is deleted.

thank you very much
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Robberbaron (robr)Connect With a Mentor Commented:
it may be the VB app is accessing the report via ADO.
the ADO connection string can have excel version specific parameters.  if this is the case, then the app would need to be updated i suspect.

if you extract using app, does the created XLS file open on other boxes using same or different version of excel ?
Excel is very good with backward capabilites in my experience. (running 2007 currently)
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Robberbaron (robr)Commented:
is it files saved in all XL versions ?

From what do you extract the XLS file ?
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
robberbaron,
thank you for replying.
the report can be extracted with all versions of excel except 2007.  the application itself has the ability to extract the report as a excel document which works great but every time a microsoft office update occurs, the excel file shows as being corrupted after it has been extracted.
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
robberbaron,
is there a way to fix the issue without altering the code?  excel files to extract great and work on the machines, however, when a microsoft update occurs on any machine the extraction fails.
thank you
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Robberbaron (robr)Commented:
without seeing the current app & having the error occur in front of me, i am not capable to working out the root cause of the error & thus not able to help fix.

Is it a particular update that caused the error ?
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
robberbaron,
thank you
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