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Unable to open Excel files - Office 2010

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  • Hi,

    I am using Office 2010 . Whenever i try to open an Excel sheet , I get an errror  - Excel cannot open the file ~$Book.xltx because the file format or file extension is not valid . Verify that the file is not corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file .

    Once i click ok, im allowed to open the excel sheet . But i do not want to face this error everytime i open any excel file

     

    I did some google search and one of the solution stated was to delete all files from the C:/programfiles/Office/ XLSTART . I checked and there were no files in the XLSTARt  folder . Can some one help ?

    Monday, March 12, 2012 2:45 PM

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  • Hi.
     
    > I did some google search and one of the solution stated was to delete
    > all files from the C:/programfiles/Office/ XLSTART . I checked and
    > there were no files in the XLSTARt  folder . Can some one help ?
     
    You'd better be off in one of the Office forums, but anyway: I'm dead
    sure you have this illegal file somewhere in the autostart folders for
    Excel. And you path is wrong anyway - it should read something like
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\XLSTART"  - at least if you
    (as most others do) install into the default location for Office...
     
    sincerely, Martin
     

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
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    Monday, March 12, 2012 8:09 PM

  • Hi,

    Thanks for your posting.

    For Office issue, we recommend you post it at “Microsoft Office Forum”, this is the best resource for office related issues.

    Microsoft Office Forum
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/category/officeitpro,visio2010,grooveserveritpro

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.

    Thank you for your understanding.


    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:33 AM

All replies

  • Hi.
     
    > I did some google search and one of the solution stated was to delete
    > all files from the C:/programfiles/Office/ XLSTART . I checked and
    > there were no files in the XLSTARt  folder . Can some one help ?
     
    You'd better be off in one of the Office forums, but anyway: I'm dead
    sure you have this illegal file somewhere in the autostart folders for
    Excel. And you path is wrong anyway - it should read something like
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\XLSTART"  - at least if you
    (as most others do) install into the default location for Office...
     
    sincerely, Martin
     

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    Wenn meine Antwort hilfreich war, freue ich mich über eine Bewertung! If my answer was helpful, I'm glad about a rating!
    Monday, March 12, 2012 8:09 PM

  • Hi,

    Thanks for your posting.

    For Office issue, we recommend you post it at “Microsoft Office Forum”, this is the best resource for office related issues.

    Microsoft Office Forum
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/category/officeitpro,visio2010,grooveserveritpro

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.

    Thank you for your understanding.


    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:33 AM
  • Thank you for redirecting .  :)
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:28 AM