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Hi Experts. We recently moved certain pcs to Windows 7 Office 2007 but I keep getting corrupted excel files and cannot be opened error but if i try the exact same file on Windows XP then it opens fine.......

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by:wafischer
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The only thing I can think of is that perhaps Office 2007 on Win 7 does not have all the required updates?  Have you tried to perform a Windows Update after setting it to check for All windows product updates?
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by:tankmurdoch
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Are you sing Office 2007 on the XP machine? 2007 saves files as .xlsx instead of the old format .xls. If you are using 2007 on the XP machine try saivng as .xls and opening it on the Win 7 machine.

But I do agree with wafischer, make sure Win7 and Office 2007 ar both fully patched.
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by:BSTIT
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Excel and windows is fully patched. its not a xls vs xlsx problem, its a windows 7 seeing the excel 2007 xls files as strange files and throwing up a corruption error but the same excel 2007 xls file opens fine ona windows xp pc. Also, please note that this is only for someo files. other xls files opens fine on windows 7. also, these excel files are created through 3rd party software called MOnarch.........
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I solved the issue. I simply got Monarch to export the file in XLSX form and when Windows 7 sees this file it works perfetly
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by:tankmurdoch
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I pointed BSTIT in the xlsx filetype direction, ok i didn't suggest the export from the Monarch software but it was definately an issue with teh filetype.
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by:BSTIT
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unfortunately you are incorrect as its not an issue with file type but and issue with Windows 7 not liking Excel 2003 3rd party software but with 3rd party software on excel 2007 it accepts this............if you want the points I have no issue sending it to you, just thought I would let you know.........anyway
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yes please
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by:BSTIT
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Hi Sorry to do this but I just went over your solution now and your response above is not relevant to my solution, I have been working with Excel 2007 for 2 years and I know already that excel 2007 saves in XLSX. We have converters in place already fro a Excel 2003 pc to open XLSX files. You were stating the obvious and I dont think the points should be awarded for a solution that is not correct. Sorry
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