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Excel file won't open.."file format not valid"

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by jacqdec, Jan 22, 2005.

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  1. jacqdec

    jacqdec Thread Starter

    Jan 22, 2005
    re-sending this message (4th time). As 1st time user of this web site, just
    realized I've been entering wrong info for "Title"....sooooo...sending again..

    System: Windows 98 4.10
    Excel version 7.0

    Problem: getting error message when try to open 2 Excel files...2 other ones
    open just fine! Never had this problem before!!
    ALSO....when click on Help on tool bar in Excel, same thing...
    can't open the selections in the drop-down box!!

    ERROR MESSAGE: bill list.xls: file format is not valid

    PLEASE HELP!! What has changed OR what have I done to cause this to
    happen all of a sudden??
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003

    I replied to your original posting on this.

    It sounds like the file is corrupt.
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