Help Corrupt File

alexk

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Sep 14, 2006
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I believe I'm working out of a corrupt file and it's affecting the functionality of Excel. I constantly get error reports from excel and the program has to shut down (file is 2.5mb). It then automatically recovers the file. I have charts that won't update, etc. I'm using a 2002 version of Excel, so not sure if that has anything to do with it. Re-creating the file is not an option as it is very complex and has taken me several weeks. Any ideas, under big time constraints.

Thank you!!
 

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jdee

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Have you tried: Under the toolbar Menu, Help, Detect and Repair?
 

alexk

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I have tried Help, Detect, Repair but it still did not work. It still will randomly crash when I open up the file.
 

riaz

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I had just this problem today on a very very small file, and detect and repair did not fix the problem. I made a copy of the file, emailed this to myself, changed machines and it works on the other one.

I don't know if the fact that I moved from an XP using Excel 2002 to another using SP3 made any difference, but I seem to have got my file back. The problem seemed to occur each time I tried to save after changing some macro code.

HTH
 

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