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  • below is the question asked of me to excel repair a corrupt file. The issue is:

    I recently had an issue with a corrupted file (the same file as the one attached, although the one attached was received two days later). When I open the file straight from the email, I do not have any problems; however, when I save it on the network and reopen it, I receive a message that says "excel found unreadable content in your file - do you want to recover the contents of your workbook?" Can you please take a look at the file and let me know if it can be fixed?

    Excel found unreadable content i copy of xxxxx-2010 Stautory audit .xls Do you want the source of this workbook, click yes. When we do nothing gets fixed. Another user has the same issue?

    I am not sure why excel is not my thing. I have tried to open the file and have received errors saying the file may be corrupt, click here and the app will fix it. It never gets fixed?

    Saturday, October 6, 2018 2:25 PM

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  • below is the question asked of me to excel repair a corrupt file. The issue is:

    I recently had an issue with a corrupted file (the same file as the one attached, although the one attached was received two days later). When I open the file straight from the email, I do not have any problems; however, when I save it on the network and reopen it, I receive a message that says "excel found unreadable content in your file - do you want to recover the contents of your workbook?" Can you please take a look at the file and let me know if it can be fixed?

    Excel found unreadable content i copy of xxxxx-2010 Stautory audit .xls Do you want the source of this workbook, click yes. When we do nothing gets fixed. Another user has the same issue?

    I am not sure why excel is not my thing. I have tried to open the file and have received errors saying the file may be corrupt, click here and the app will fix it. It never gets fixed?

    Usually when your excel file is corrupted you may...

    Apply Open&Repair feature that can solve almost all troubles with your data.

    Sometimes in rare cases this feature can't solve the problem, in such cases you may use more powerful solution.

    There is such one Excel Repair Kit it works with all type of excel formats as .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm and others. It can solve issues with huge documents more than 100 MBs. It can be tested on https://www.excel.repair/ in case general way doesn't work, at that time use other variants.

    Microsoft suggests using a consequence of steps, only 6 steps, and that's all, you have valid file...

    1. Go to the file tab and click on ‘Open’
    2. Now click on the Recent Workbooks option on the top left
    3. Now scroll to the bottom and click on ‘Recover Unsaved Workbooks’ button
    4. Scroll through the list and search for the file you lost.
    5. Double-click on it to open it
    6. The document will open in Excel, now all you have to do is hit the Save As button
    • Marked as answer by BailBradley Friday, October 19, 2018 2:26 PM
    Friday, October 12, 2018 3:29 PM

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  •  When I open the file straight from the email, I do not have any problems; however, when I save it on the network and reopen it, I receive a message that says "excel found unreadable content in your file - do you want to recover the contents of your workbook?"
    Hello,

    Welcome to the TechNet Forum.

    Maybe you have some problem with your network or damage caused by malware.

    Avis de non-responsabilité:
    Mon opinion ne peut pas coïncider avec la position officielle de Microsoft.

    Bien cordialement, Andrei ...

    MCP

    Saturday, October 6, 2018 2:39 PM
  • Hi BailBradley,

    Since the problem only occurs when the file is saved on the network, agree with SQx that the issue may be more related to network or malware. 

    To help troubleshoot the problem, personally I'd like to suggest checking if the issue only affects .xls files? How about other file formats like .xlsx or .xlsm?
    How about creating a new excel file directly on the network?

    Any update, you can feel free to share with us.

    Regards,

    Yuki Sun


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    Monday, October 8, 2018 9:17 AM
  • below is the question asked of me to excel repair a corrupt file. The issue is:

    I recently had an issue with a corrupted file (the same file as the one attached, although the one attached was received two days later). When I open the file straight from the email, I do not have any problems; however, when I save it on the network and reopen it, I receive a message that says "excel found unreadable content in your file - do you want to recover the contents of your workbook?" Can you please take a look at the file and let me know if it can be fixed?

    Excel found unreadable content i copy of xxxxx-2010 Stautory audit .xls Do you want the source of this workbook, click yes. When we do nothing gets fixed. Another user has the same issue?

    I am not sure why excel is not my thing. I have tried to open the file and have received errors saying the file may be corrupt, click here and the app will fix it. It never gets fixed?

    Usually when your excel file is corrupted you may...

    Apply Open&Repair feature that can solve almost all troubles with your data.

    Sometimes in rare cases this feature can't solve the problem, in such cases you may use more powerful solution.

    There is such one Excel Repair Kit it works with all type of excel formats as .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm and others. It can solve issues with huge documents more than 100 MBs. It can be tested on https://www.excel.repair/ in case general way doesn't work, at that time use other variants.

    Microsoft suggests using a consequence of steps, only 6 steps, and that's all, you have valid file...

    1. Go to the file tab and click on ‘Open’
    2. Now click on the Recent Workbooks option on the top left
    3. Now scroll to the bottom and click on ‘Recover Unsaved Workbooks’ button
    4. Scroll through the list and search for the file you lost.
    5. Double-click on it to open it
    6. The document will open in Excel, now all you have to do is hit the Save As button
    • Marked as answer by BailBradley Friday, October 19, 2018 2:26 PM
    Friday, October 12, 2018 3:29 PM