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recover corrupted excel vba code

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Stokak, Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. Stokak

    Stokak Thread Starter

    May 19, 2007
    I worked on some vb code changes. then saved the file and received some strange comments from excel. when i try to open it now it just hangs and has the hour glass. tried shutting down. opening excel. got list of files it has 'recovered' but on clicking on them also just hangs with hour glass. tried online an excel recovery vendor and it can display the actual excel sheets, but not the vb code...any ideas ?
  2. OBP

    OBP Trusted Advisor

    Mar 8, 2005
    Sorry I don't know any way to recover corrupted code.
  3. bomb #21

    bomb #21

    Jul 1, 2005
    Try opening it in OpenOffice (Calc) and then (version 2) Tools > Macros > Organize > Basic (&, after navigating in the Explorer-like "Macro from" pane) > Edit.


    EDIT: also might be worth trying "Copying Modules Between Projects" at Chip's site, if you know the module names.
  4. Zack Barresse

    Zack Barresse

    Jul 25, 2004
    I recommend your best bet being to use commercial grade software for this. Or start with your latest backup copy and redo some of your work.
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