XLSX File won't open...


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sbchristine81

Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Processor: Intel My XLSX file will not open in excel or numbers. When I try to open it it says "the file might have been damaged or modified from its original format". How do I open it? I had it saved on my desktop, no where else. I accidentally tried to open it with "Archive Utility" (when I right clicked on the file) and it created another alias, but in a .Zip format.

This file is HUGELY important...how do I get it back & be able to open it
 
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XinXin

Hi, first of all, can you please check whether your XL2008 is up-to-date (I assume you are using 2008 because you are talking about opening an xlsx file :)). The latest version is 12.2.4.

If the file still doesn't open after the update, try open it with WinXL 2007 and repair it. If you don't have WinXL2007, feel free to send me your workbook ([email protected]), I will try help recover it for you.

Thanks,
XinXin Liu
Test Lead, Macintosh Business Unit, Microsoft
 
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John McGhie

Go to the version that the Archive utility produced, and changed the ".zip"
extension to ".xlsx".

Excel may then open it. No guarantees.

The original .XLSX file is a zip file. If you open it in Finder, it adds
the Finder resource fork (known in the trade as "Finder droppings: a bit
like mouse turds...). After that, Excel can't open it because the file has
indeed been damaged.

You can put it back together on a PC, or you can use Terminal to invoke Zip
from the command line to re-pack the file without adding Finder Turds :)

Or if you send the file to XinXin or myself we'll try to recover it for you.
XinXin will have a better chance than I: he can use internal tools I do not
have.

Cheers


Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Processor: Intel
My XLSX file will not open in excel or numbers. When I try to open it it says
"the file might have been damaged or modified from its original format". How
do I open it? I had it saved on my desktop, no where else. I accidentally
tried to open it with "Archive Utility" (when I right clicked on the file) and
it created another alias, but in a .Zip format.

This file is HUGELY important...how do I get it back & be able to open it
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McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410 | mailto:[email protected]
 
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Janelle Rasso

I am having the same problem with an xlsx file on my mac :/ Please help me fix it. I've tried many things but no luck! Thank you for your time.



John McGhie wrote:

Go to the version that the Archive utility produced, and changed the ".
23-Mar-10

Go to the version that the Archive utility produced, and changed the ".zip
extension to ".xlsx"

Excel may then open it. No guarantees

The original .XLSX file is a zip file. If you open it in Finder, it add
the Finder resource fork (known in the trade as "Finder droppings: a bi
like mouse turds...). After that, Excel cannot open it because the file ha
indeed been damaged

You can put it back together on a PC, or you can use Terminal to invoke Zi
from the command line to re-pack the file without adding Finder Turds :-

Or if you send the file to XinXin or myself we will try to recover it for you
XinXin will have a better chance than I: he can use internal tools I do no
have

Cheer

On 23/03/10 3:30 PM, in article (e-mail address removed)2ac0

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The email below is my business email -- Please do not email me about foru
matters unless I ask you to; or unless you intend to pay

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Lt
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410 | mailto:[email protected]

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XLSX File won't open...
Version: 200
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard
Processor: Inte

My XLSX file will not open in excel or numbers. When I try to open it it says &quot;the file might have been damaged or modified from its original format&quot;. How do I open it? I had it saved on my desktop, no where else. I accidentally tried to open it with &quot;Archive Utility&quot; (when I right clicked on the file) and it created another alias, but in a .Zip format. <br><br>This file is HUGELY important...how do I get it back &amp; be able to open it

Hi, first of all, can you please check whether your XL2008 is up-to-date (I
Hi, first of all, can you please check whether your XL2008 is up-to-date (I assume you are using 2008 because you are talking about opening an xlsx file :)). The latest version is 12.2.4. <br><br>If the file still does not open after the update, try open it with WinXL 2007 and repair it. If you do not have WinXL2007, feel free to send me your workbook ([email protected]rosoft.com), I will try help recover it for you. <br><br>Thanks, <br
XinXin Liu <br
Test Lead, Macintosh Business Unit, Microsoft <br><br>> My XLSX file will not open in excel or numbers. When I try to open it it says &quot;the file might have been damaged or modified from its original format&quot;. How do I open it? I had it saved on my desktop, no where else. I accidentally tried to open it with &quot;Archive Utility&quot; (when I right clicked on the file) and it created another alias, but in a .Zip format. <br>

Go to the version that the Archive utility produced, and changed the ".
Go to the version that the Archive utility produced, and changed the ".zip
extension to ".xlsx"

Excel may then open it. No guarantees

The original .XLSX file is a zip file. If you open it in Finder, it add
the Finder resource fork (known in the trade as "Finder droppings: a bi
like mouse turds...). After that, Excel cannot open it because the file ha
indeed been damaged

You can put it back together on a PC, or you can use Terminal to invoke Zi
from the command line to re-pack the file without adding Finder Turds :-

Or if you send the file to XinXin or myself we will try to recover it for you
XinXin will have a better chance than I: he can use internal tools I do no
have

Cheer

On 23/03/10 3:30 PM, in article (e-mail address removed)2ac0

-

The email below is my business email -- Please do not email me about foru
matters unless I ask you to; or unless you intend to pay

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410 | mailto:[email protected]


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Janelle Rasso

I am having the same problem with an xlsx file on my mac :/ Please help me fix it. I've tried many things but no luck!



XinXi wrote:

Hi, first of all, can you please check whether your XL2008 is up-to-date (I
23-Mar-10

Hi, first of all, can you please check whether your XL2008 is up-to-date (I assume you are using 2008 because you are talking about opening an xlsx file :)). The latest version is 12.2.4. <br><br>If the file still does not open after the update, try open it with WinXL 2007 and repair it. If you do not have WinXL2007, feel free to send me your workbook ([email protected]), I will try help recover it for you. <br><br>Thanks, <br
XinXin Liu <br
Test Lead, Macintosh Business Unit, Microsoft <br><br>> My XLSX file will not open in excel or numbers. When I try to open it it says &quot;the file might have been damaged or modified from its original format&quot;. How do I open it? I had it saved on my desktop, no where else. I accidentally tried to open it with &quot;Archive Utility&quot; (when I right clicked on the file) and it created another alias, but in a .Zip format. <br>

Previous Posts In This Thread:

XLSX File won't open...
Version: 200
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard
Processor: Inte

My XLSX file will not open in excel or numbers. When I try to open it it says &quot;the file might have been damaged or modified from its original format&quot;. How do I open it? I had it saved on my desktop, no where else. I accidentally tried to open it with &quot;Archive Utility&quot; (when I right clicked on the file) and it created another alias, but in a .Zip format. <br><br>This file is HUGELY important...how do I get it back &amp; be able to open it

Hi, first of all, can you please check whether your XL2008 is up-to-date (I
Hi, first of all, can you please check whether your XL2008 is up-to-date (I assume you are using 2008 because you are talking about opening an xlsx file :)). The latest version is 12.2.4. <br><br>If the file still does not open after the update, try open it with WinXL 2007 and repair it. If you do not have WinXL2007, feel free to send me your workbook ([email protected]), I will try help recover it for you. <br><br>Thanks, <br
XinXin Liu <br
Test Lead, Macintosh Business Unit, Microsoft <br><br>> My XLSX file will not open in excel or numbers. When I try to open it it says &quot;the file might have been damaged or modified from its original format&quot;. How do I open it? I had it saved on my desktop, no where else. I accidentally tried to open it with &quot;Archive Utility&quot; (when I right clicked on the file) and it created another alias, but in a .Zip format. <br>

Go to the version that the Archive utility produced, and changed the ".
Go to the version that the Archive utility produced, and changed the ".zip
extension to ".xlsx"

Excel may then open it. No guarantees

The original .XLSX file is a zip file. If you open it in Finder, it add
the Finder resource fork (known in the trade as "Finder droppings: a bi
like mouse turds...). After that, Excel cannot open it because the file ha
indeed been damaged

You can put it back together on a PC, or you can use Terminal to invoke Zi
from the command line to re-pack the file without adding Finder Turds :-

Or if you send the file to XinXin or myself we will try to recover it for you
XinXin will have a better chance than I: he can use internal tools I do no
have

Cheer

On 23/03/10 3:30 PM, in article (e-mail address removed)2ac0

-

The email below is my business email -- Please do not email me about foru
matters unless I ask you to; or unless you intend to pay

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Lt
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410 | mailto:[email protected]

..xlsx file won't open on mac with stuffit or unarchiver :/
I am having the same problem with an xlsx file on my mac :/ Please help me fix it. I've tried many things but no luck! Thank you for your time.


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Avrum Lapin

Janelle Rasso said:
I am having the same problem with an xlsx file on my mac :/ Please help me
fix it. I've tried many things but no luck!
Big SNIP

...xlsx is Microsoft's next generation of .xls. Try Open Office or
Neooffice both available for free. Also Open XML Converter.app from
Mactopia or Microsoft. (Use Google to find these apps)
 
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peter.hainer

Just dropping a thank you note to John.

Excel crashed here and the file I worked on couldn't be open no more.
It game me the mentioned message:
"the file might have been damaged or modified from its original format"

So I changed the file ending to a .zip one, and opened that zip in excel.
Worked perfectly. Saved it back to xlsx from there.

On mac os x 10.7.4
 

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