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Bryan
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: Excel found unreadable content in
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Hi everyone,
I get a message "Excel found unreadable content in <filename>" and when I
trie to open it I'm told the file is corrupt. Does anyone know what caused
this problem and how to get my old excel spreadsheet back? I've tried online
tools which recover some of the file, but there are a lot of "[lost string]"
messages. I'd be very much obliged,
yours,
Bryan
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E-Coder
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject: RE: Excel found unreadable content in [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Error message when you try to open a workbook in Excel 2007: "Excel found
unreadable content in Book_Name"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929766

"Bryan" wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I get a message "Excel found unreadable content in <filename>" and when I
> trie to open it I'm told the file is corrupt. Does anyone know what caused
> this problem and how to get my old excel spreadsheet back? I've tried online
> tools which recover some of the file, but there are a lot of "[lost string]"
> messages. I'd be very much obliged,
> yours,
> Bryan
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simon wrathall
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re:Excel found unreadable content in [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I have had errors like this when trying to apply custom error bars to Excel
2007 charts.

The problem seemed to be because the data for the error bars was in a
different sheet to the graph itself. Moving the data into the same sheet as
the graph itself removed the problem.

This is a bit annoying as I have never had this problem in previous versions
and is a bit inconvenient. I assume Microsoft have tightened up on something
which has caused this issue
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fyz



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Excel found unreadable content in [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Bryan wrote:
Hi everyone,
I get a message "Excel found unreadable content in <filename>" and when I
trie to open it I'm told the file is corrupt. Does anyone know what caused
this problem and how to get my old excel spreadsheet back? I've tried online
tools which recover some of the file, but there are a lot of "[lost string]"
messages. I'd be very much obliged,
yours,
Bryan


Hi,

I think 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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Ghjk



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Excel found unreadable content in [Login to view extended thread Info.]

fyz wrote:
Hi,

I think 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


Alan, Why should I have to spend another $90 (the cost of your product) to do something that Excel should have done right in the first place? If there is an error in Excel, it should be fixed. Buying another product (at $90) to get the first product to work right is a RIPOFF.

Also, please stop spamming the forums. This is at least the third or fourth website that I have found your same response.
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HotBuller



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:47 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hi all.

I got the same in an advanced Excel file I use at work to create a test specification.
After converting from Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 we saw this problem on my Chinese colleagues PC's when opening the file.
Many speculations about what caused this, but down to earth the problem is that the file was created in a Danish PC (Regional Settings).
Solution: Change Regional Setting to English (US) and create a new (empty) file. Save it and copy all Sheets, UserForms and Modules from original file to new (regional setting English) file - and wham - problem is gone.
So no need to repair file, bacause nothing is wring with it, just some internal regional settings in file prevent it from opening correctly. The more technical reason for this is the way the file inherits certain settings and unicode stuff.

Well this solved my problem - you could try it too.
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Davidpoul



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Go through the article. This article definitely helps you

support.microsoft.com/kb/929766
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