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work with worksheets in Excel

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#1 LuisaWiedermann


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 08:36 AM

But some hours ago I've opened my Excel document and it has viewed me: File.xls cannot be accessed. The file may be read only. As you know, I have Excel 2003. I tried to apply built-in feature to solve something. However, it looks like I have to find something another.

Edited by hamluis, 28 January 2018 - 10:11 AM.
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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 06:23 PM

If the file opens as a 'Read only' file then open it as 'Read only'. Then use the 'Save as' command to save it with a different name - add 'Copy' or anything similar to the file name - then close Excel. Re-start Excel and see if your coopy will open as a normal file which you can edit.


If that fails, then download and install Libre Office -  www.libreoffice.com


Once you have it installed see if you can open the Excel file with Libre Office Calc (the equivalent of Excel). If you can open it there you can then save it again either as a Libre Office file or, by using one of the 'Save as' options as an MS Office type XLS file.


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#3 HatimHanoune


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 12:39 PM

You know that there is no problem to get excel data back. You may apply Open&Repair function in MS Office Excel.

However, in case it isn't effective, then Google could assist you.

One of the solutions I used

https://www.excelrepairtoolbox.com/ it approached to me better than others did.

https://onlinefilerepair.com/en/excel-repair-online.html this service is the best over Internet

I've no idea what will be in your case.

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