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Corrupted excel file

Posted by: Jamal M.      15 Feb 2012 @ 21:33
Corrupted excel file

I did a scan and fix on my external hardrive and after it was completed I cant open 2 excel files. I get the following message when i open it: ''Excel cannot open the file''xxxx'' because the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify tht the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file''.

Can you help?

Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      15 Feb 2012 @ 22:11
RE: Corrupted excel file

I think the message is probably correct, the files are corrupt. They are probably corrupt because your external hard drive is faulty - presumably the symptoms of this are what prompted you to do a "scan and fix". It's best to use your external hard drive to store backup copies of the files on your computer, not as standalone storage.

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