Solved

Excel files issue

Posted on 2016-07-22
4
55 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-27
Hi

I am having issue with Excell files. When I try to open few files which has a lot od data excel just freezes.

Any idea how could I investigate or how to fix it?

Operating system Windows 10
0
Comment
Question by:yodaa
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:Roy_Cox
Roy_Cox earned 125 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41725008
Try saving them as .xlsb files.
0
 
LVL 21

Assisted Solution

by:CompProbSolv
CompProbSolv earned 125 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41725027
Try opening the same files on a different computer to see if this is related to the files themselves or to something with that specific computer.
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
xtermie earned 250 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41744476
My Excel usually freezes when
a) there file is quite large
b) there are external references
c) lots of match and lookup functions using external references.
d) there is a problem with any add in(s) you may have installed

...or your machine does not have enough memory to process your file(s) and their required calculations.

Excel files can live a long time, being upgraded from version to version and travel from one user to another user. Many times the user that have inherited the file don't know what's included in the file.
Problems with Excel files crashing or hanging can be caused by several things most of the time it is narrowed down to formatting and calculations. The following is a list of possible resolutions.

Check here for more details
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2735548 

and here
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Excel-not-responding-hangs-freezes-or-stops-working-37E7D3C9-9E84-40BF-A805-4CA6853A1FF4

Hope this helps!
1
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:xtermie
ID: 41772792
author never came back to check, all proposals are valid
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article offers some helpful and general tips for safe browsing and online shopping. It offers simple and manageable procedures that help to ensure the safety of one's personal information and the security of any devices.
An article on effective troubleshooting
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.

749 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