large excel file unable to open

Imthiaz

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hi

i have an large excel file, when ever i try to open the file i takes nearly 25-30 minutes during which my system gets completly hanged, is there any way to open such files faster like spliting the excel etc, kindly help
 

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james_arackal

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Try opening the excel file using microsioft word, you may be able to open, after that you can copy paste to excel sheet and save as small excel files.. hope i'm clear..
 

Imthiaz

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hi,

it is not working, only 1 column is appearing in the word, is there any other way
 

XL-Dennis

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Hi,

This sounds complicated. How many sheets does the w/book include and how large is the file? Does it also include lot of functions/formulas?

At this stage I believe we need more information but meanwhile You may
try to do the following:

- Open Excel
- Choose the command Tools | Option and the tab Calculation
- Check the option "Manual" in the section of Calculation
- Open Your workbook

Kind regards,
Dennis
 

james_arackal

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what is the megabyte size of ur file ?
 

Imthiaz

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hi,

the excel file is about 25 mb size, no formulas or funtions, with more than 30000 rows and 25 coloums,
 

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DO one thing relocate the file to another part of your hard disk (copy and paste using windows explorer) and then open excel and then open this file from file open tab.

try this
 

Imthiaz

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i have tried that also, not working and also copying this file to other location took me 15 minutes
 

XL-Dennis

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I would suggest that You do the following:

Open the workbook, although it take some time, copy the data from every sheet to new workbooks.

If this will be done repeatedly then I suggest You create a VBA-procedure based on an ADO-approach (see the archieve for good examples).

Has the file-size increased dramatically from one session to another?

Kind regards,
Dennis
 
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