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I have an excel workbook (.xlsx, no vba in the workbook - "workbook1") that I open with vba contained in a second workbook ("workbook 2") to pull the data into another spreadsheet("workbook 3"). The code works like a dream normally, but if I open workbook 1 in Open Office Calc, make no changes and save as an .ods file, I get a "run-time error '1004': Method 'Open' of object 'Workbooks' failed". Here is the line that throws the error:

Set InsuredForm = Application.Workbooks.Open(TxtInsuredForm1.Text)

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Here is additional relevant code:

Public Sub InsuredFormBrowse1_Click()
    Dim Filex1 As Variant
    
'SET INITIAL PATH FOR OPEN FILE DIALOG.
    sPath = "H:\"
    ChDrive sPath
    ChDir sPath

'OPEN FILE DIALOG.
    Filex1 = Application.GetOpenFilename _
        (FileFilter:="Excel Worksheets(*.xls; *.xlsx; *.ods), *.xls; *.xlsx; *.ods", _
        Title:="Please select the Insured Form.", MultiSelect:=False)
        
'SHOW SELECTED FILE IN TEXTBOX.
    If Filex1 <> False Then
        TxtInsuredForm1 = Filex1
    End If
    
End Sub

Public Sub ContinueButton1_Click()
Dim InsuredForm As Workbook

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.EnableEvents = False

'OPEN THE FORM.
        Set InsuredForm = Application.Workbooks.Open(TxtInsuredForm1.Text)
        If InsuredForm.FileFormat = 51 Or InsuredForm.FileFormat = 56 Then
            Set sourceSheet = InsuredForm.Sheets("Inventory Form")
        ElseIf InsuredForm.FileFormat = 60 Then
            Set sourceSheet = InsuredForm.Sheets("Inventory_Form")
        Else
            WorksheetError.Show
        End If
End Sub

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When I try to open the .ods file manually, I get a message that says
"Excel found unreadable content in 'Insured Form.ods'. Do you want to recover the contents of this workbook? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes."
I'll click 'ok' and Excel is able to open the workbook and tells me that some parts of the workbook may have been repaired or discarded, but everything looks intact. In the running to win "most useless error log of the year" award is the xml log listing the repairs made to the file:

  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?> 
- <recoveryLog xmlns="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/spreadsheetml/2006/main">
  <logFileName>error031280_01.xml</logFileName> 
  <summary>Errors were detected in file 'C:\Documents and Settings\emmonsad\Desktop\Insured Form 20011644.ods'</summary> 
- <additionalInfo>
  <info>Excel completed file level validation and repair. Some parts of this workbook may have been repaired or discarded.</info> 
  </additionalInfo>
  </recoveryLog>

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How do I get around this? Is there a way in vba to tell Excel to open and attempt to repair damaged files?
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Try:
Set InsuredForm = Application.Workbooks.Open(filename:=TxtInsuredForm1.Text, corruptload:=xlrepairfile)

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by:Animaldrummer04
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Awesome! Thanks. I guess I was searching for the wrong thing.
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