Excel Found Unreadable Content 2007


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TKS_Mark

I have many Excel 2007 files (.xlsx, .xlsm, etc) that I've been modifying
from the same folder for quite some time. Now I'm letting others contribute
and moving them to public locations on our server. When others open my
files, the error "Excel found unreadable content in 'filename.xlsm'. Do you
want to recover the contents of the workbook? If you trust the source of
this workbook, click yes."

One time, I renamed all my files and they completely corrupted when I
clicked yes to the above message. I had to pull the old files from backup
and save them as 2003 versions. I don't have links outside these files yet,
but I need to an am afraid of the consequences.

Has anyone else had the errors with the new Excel. I'm using a lot of the
new tables.
 
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Alan

I have manyExcel2007 files (.xlsx, .xlsm, etc) that I've been modifying
from the same folder for quite some time.  Now I'm letting others contribute
and moving them to public locations on our server.  When others open my
files, the error "Excelfound unreadable content in 'filename.xlsm'.  Do you
want torecoverthe contents of the workbook?  If you trust the source of
this workbook, click yes."

One time, I renamed all my files and they completely corrupted when I
clicked yes to the above message.  I had to pull the old files from backup
and save them as 2003 versions.  I don't have links outside these files yet,
but I need to an am afraid of the consequences.

Has anyone else had the errors with the newExcel.  I'm using a lot of the
new tables.
Hi,

Maybe you can try a popular Excel file recovery tool called Advanced
Excel Repair to repair your Excel file. It is a powerful tool to
repair corrupt or damaged Excel files.

Detailed information about Advanced Excel Repair can be found at
http://www.datanumen.com/aer/

And you can also download a free demo version at http://www.datanumen.com/aer/aer.exe

Alan
 
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mrcarden

I think there maybe a bug with some of the latest microsoft updates. We are
having a very similar problem. I have been searching for a solution but
haven't come up with anything yet and running an excel repair tool isn't
going to cut it with the amount of excel files we create everyday.
The posts in the following forum are leading me towards a bug....
http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1524392
 
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Olive___Oyl

I agree with you mrcarden.

I have a spreadsheet that exhibits this error after I add just one
more simple calculation (eg "=A234" to an unused cell and then save
the spreadsheet. Excel (2003) then says the file is corrupt when I try
to re-open it. B*llsh*t. Microsoft have screwed up their updates. I'm
tempted to re-install 2003 without any updates just to prove the
point.

As for "Alan" and his mates (maybe the same guy) spamming all the
Excel discussion groups with his "Excel Repair" utility... just give
me a fully working free version and if it fixes my problem I'll let
you know. I won't be holding my breath.

Popeye
 
T

TKS_Mark

Alan,

I followed the link that shows detailed information about the repair, but
that description does not include Excel 2007. The application you mentioned
seems to only work for Excel 2003 and lower.

Mark.
 
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Alex Krenvalk

I heard about not bad application-<a href="http://www.recoverytoolbox.com/excel_fix.html">fix Excel file</a>,
will analyze your damaged document and show you its content in a preview window, will allow you to fix files Excel and see, which elements will be recovered and which are damaged too badly,the last ones are impossible to recover and will be lost,whether you'd like to recover all of your damaged documents manually and spend many days for this purpose, or it will be better to use an Excel files fix, it is a cheap solution for Microsoft Excel fix, that can be also called as Microsoft Excel fixer.
 
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Excel Unreadable 2007 2003

when you open a 2007 XLSX in Excel 2003 and the system crashes or is saved by Excel 2003 user, it seems it becomes unreadable by Excel 2007 user.

No repair tool works. Best thing to do is the get Microsoft on the line and they will dial into your computer and for $39 or so they will attempt to repair file.

If they can't they don't bill your credit card anything.

Most of the time the file is so damaged it can not be recovered so don't waste your time with these useless recovery tools.
 
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I found that if we installed SP2 for MS Office 2007, this solved our problem. It doesn't automatically update, just do an internet search for Office 2007 SP2 and download and install it.
 
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I tried several things, but the solution that worked for me was removing the autofilters before saving the spreadsheet.
 

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