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cant open up an excel file

Posted on 2011-03-02
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Hi there,

I have an excel file which all of a sudden is not opening, it just hangs when trying to access. The file is stored on a buffalo nas box and all the other files stored on the nas box is fine.  I used unstoppable copier to copy the file on to my desktop and this will not open either....  what can i do to try and get this file back..? no recent backup was taken on this file so any help on this would be muchly apprciated...

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by:philipgecko
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This is the problematic file that I cannot open :s
Purchase-Order-Log.xls
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by:Tonypeswani
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You may refer this URL http://www.pruittfamily.com/paul/excel.htm that will assist you with the steps.
Please do let me know if the issue persits.

Thank you
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I have tried using excelfix and this has recovered the file nicely, is there a freeware of this type of excel recovery program..??
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by:xmlmagician
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have you tried to restart the nas? In case the file is locked or something similar to it?
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even though the suggestions are sound above none of them resolved my issue with this file.... the only thing that did was using the excelfix program which I had to pay for....
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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