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Excel 2007 error opening file, unreadable content

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I have 50 people all on the same laptop build.  Win7, Office2007.  They export a spreadsheet from a website and one user cannot open it.  The error is Excel found unreadable content and asks to restore, but this will not work because itn't a spreadsheet generated from the local machine.

Other users can open the file fine.  In fact, you can send the file from the machine that cannot open it to another machine and it works fine.  You cannot open the file in Excel 2010 either.  Instead, you have to change some of the rows to be formatted differently.  

My question is what setting in excel do you think is making this 2007 version behave like the 2010 because I need to remove it.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled Office.
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You can go through this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929766

Also make sure you do not have unsupported language in that file (Regional Settings).
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I have seen others in the past with the same issue, but see no solution. Does the file have any VBA content?

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jimyX: Sorry, didn't see your post when I refreshed.

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I'm seeing this all over the web and no answers.

http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft-office/97132-excel-2010-unreadable-content.html

I can't open the file in Excel 2010, but others can open in Excel 2007 and one user can't open it in Excel 2007.
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LrdKanien: Does the file have any VBA?

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updating excel fully fixed the issue in 2007.  The files cannot be opened in 2010 still.


Consider this resolved, unless there is a 2010 solution.
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Updated office and it works.
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