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MS Excel Problem

MS Excel Problem

MS Excel Problem

I have an Excel file that I was using and when I made some changes to it and tried to open it again I got an error message. "The *****.xls file cannot be acessed, the file may be read only or you may be trying to acess a read only location, or the server the document is stored on may not be responding." Now I have this on a disk with some other files and they work just fine.  I have seen this before with some other .XLS files but have just redone them. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to get the file to open or what may cause it. It is not a read only file I have checked that.


RE: MS Excel Problem

In my experience, this problem is generally caused by pulling the diskette out while the file is still open, network permission/file-release issues, emailed documents that are not closed when they are sent. Likely not a recoverable file. Sorry.


RE: MS Excel Problem

We too have discovered this problem, but our network was to blame. Novell would sometimes forget to release the file. But Logging off and rebooting would release the lock and we can open the file again.

Jim Nairn

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