Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:36 PM
I have an ADATA C802 USB stick which I keep Word and Excel files on. I am unable to open one of my Excel files which is 80kb in size and just has text and numbers in it (ie no macros or formulas). It is a password protected file, and I had 2 worksheets in it. I have worked on it numerous times before with no problem opening it. I last worked on it yesterday, edited some data and saved it. Today, when I now try to open it, it comes up with the message as below:
"file cannot be accessed. the file may be read-only or you may be trying to access a read only location, or the server the document is stored on may not be responding".
When I press "re-try" it says the file may be corrupted.
Other files I have on the USB stick are opening up fine.
I tried to search the Net for a recovery tool and found ONTRACK TRIAL PROFESSIONAL with a download link and 30 day trial. When I ran it on the file, it completed saying 63kb recovery but when I open the repair file it is blank, so Im not sure if it was able to actually retrieve the data at all.... or simply didnt post it because it is a trial.
Does anyone out there know how I can recover the file and help me?