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Old 17-02-17, 17:50
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Hi,

I have Office 2013 on Windows 8.1

MS Excel has worked fine for me, until today when the error "The file cannot be open" appeared when trying to open Excel file. Is there something I can do myself to recover Excel file?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 17-02-17, 19:45
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Is it only one particular file that cannot be opened, or can you not open any Excel files? If the former, the file is corrupted and the Excel recovery mode has failed, but you should be able to open it from a backup (I hope you have one)
If Excel won't create or open other files, it may need a Repair. Open Excel then Office Button>Excel Options>Resources>run Microsoft Office Diagnostics.

It may take some time, so close all other applications and choose a time when you don't need to use it.

You could also download Libre Office that will open MS Office files if they are not corrupted.

Of course, if you have a disc, you could reinstal Excel, but it all depends on whether the problem is in the file or in Excel itself.
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Old 17-02-17, 19:56
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The information in this link > Repair a corrupted workbook - https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Repair-a-corrupted-workbook-153a45f4-6cab-44b1-93ca-801ddcd4ea53 - may help you out.
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Old 20-02-17, 09:11
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Hi all.
It is only one file that cannot be opened.
What i have done to resolve is :
1) I tried to re-install the office
2) Repair function
Libre Office won't open the file Libre Office at all.
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Old 20-02-17, 11:17
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In that case, I think your only chance is to follow the link in post #3 and remember to back up files in future.
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Old 20-02-17, 14:50
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Try to upload the file to this service https://onlinefile.repair/en/excel.html It will restore the data and will save lost information to a new excel file.
Also maybe you will find the answer here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...ed?forum=excel
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Old 21-02-17, 12:41
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Many thanks for your help
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