Corrupt/Damaged File Won't Open

ffmedic1638

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One of my regular (almost daily) excel (.xls) files will not open today. I get this message: "Sorry, we couldn't find D:\Daves Data\....blah.xls. Is it possible it was moved, renamed or deleted? When I ran CHKDSK the result for the file in question says that "first allocation unit is not valid. The entry will be truncated."

I am wondering if there is a possible remedy or way to repair this file?

Thanks in advance.

Dave
 

Special-K99

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Youre opening it in within Excel using File/Open?

Locate the file manually.
Double click it to launch Excel.
If it still comes up with an error then the file would appear to be corrupt.
Go to backup if necessary.
 

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