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Solved: Cannot access Office excel 97-2003 .xls files after opening in Office Excel S

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  1. goldiegal

    goldiegal Thread Starter

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    Hello. I have some .xls files on a cd which I could open fine until yesterday. The files were created on my Acer Aspire 5732Z (Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium system x64 - based pc) using Microsoft Office Excel 97-2003.

    Yesterday, I opened the cd on a different laptop (Acer Aspire 5733 64 bit operating system - windows 7 home premium, service pack 1). This laptop opened the files using Microsoft Excel starter 2010. I saved the files back to my cd when I'd finished, then safely ejected the CD using the correct method.

    Now when I insert the CD into either pc, it show the CD drive but there are no visible files, so I can't open anything. I tried the error checking tool, but it can't check for errors as it says "windows cannot access the disk".

    Can anyone help me open the files please? I have all the files backed up elsewhere, except for the two I worked on yesterday, but I really don't want to have to type them up again unless I absolutely have to as it will take me many hours. Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. pip22

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    Sometimes a simple rebooting of the PC will cure this.
     
  3. goldiegal

    goldiegal Thread Starter

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    That doesn't fix the problem, but thanks anyway. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the different Excel versions. Perhaps I should have checked for updates to excel or installed a service pack or something like that? I thought you should just be able to go from one version to another without any problem?
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    This happens all the time when you use a CD with packet writing software. If you need to edit and share files on multiple computers, get a flash drive.
     
  5. goldiegal

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    My uncle has opened the cd on his old pc running on windows xp and we've now copied them to a flash drive. Thanks all.
     
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