Solved

How do i resolve Excel ~$BOOK.xltx issue?

Posted on 2011-03-17
5
9,402 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
When opening Microsoft excel 2007 i get error saying "unable to read file" and i hit ok, then i get another error saying "Excel cannot open the file '~$BOOK.xltx' because the file format or file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extenstion matches the format of the file', then i click ok. Excel works fine after that initial error boxes. Help resolving this would be great.
0
Comment
Question by:CityofWylie
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:jppinto
ID: 35156608
The  ~$BOOK.xltx  is a temporary file created by Excel. It's not a valid workbook!
0
 
LVL 33

Assisted Solution

by:jppinto
jppinto earned 500 total points
ID: 35156624
This is normally created when Excel has the file open and is accessing the disk. If you have this without having the file opened, it's because the Excel file got corrupted and generated this "temp" file.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:CityofWylie
ID: 35156731
Where do i go to delete this file or can i?
0
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
jppinto earned 500 total points
ID: 35156761
You have the file saved on your disk? Just delete it...
0
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 35156884
I would check both your XLSTART folders.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

INDEX and MATCH can be used to great effect to replace HLOOKUP and VLOOKUP as it does not have the limitation of needing the data to be sorted so that the reference value is in the first column or row. It also has the ability to perform a bi-directi…
Workbook link problems after copying tabs to a new workbook? David Miller (dlmille) Intro Have you either copied sheets to a new workbook, and after having saved and opened that workbook, you find that there are links back to the original sou…
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on a single skill level and learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on two skill levels. Simulating Independent Sales Calls: Enter .75 into cell C2 – “skill leve…
The viewer will learn how to use the =DISCRINV command to create a discrete random variable, use this command to model a set of probabilities and outcomes in a Monte Carlo simulation, and learn how to find the standard deviation of a set of probabil…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now