Windows 7 cannot open Excel file

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Microsoft Excel
Windows 7
I'm the Information Technologist for a manufacturing company and have a Dell workstation running 32-bit Windows 7 and MS Office 2007. When the user attempts to open a particular Excel file, Excel complains that the file is corrupted. Yet other employees running Excel 2007 under either Windows XP or Windows 7 have no problem accessing that file. I've researched this on the Net and discovered it to be a rather common problem --- yet I cannot find its solution! I've run the MS Office Repair utility; confirmed that the Excel "Ignore other application" option is unchecked; tried the "regserver/unregserver trick; and re-saved the file from another machine. Nothing works. Can anyone supply a fix?


Software/Hardware used:
Office, Windows 7
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Open Excel (Use the main icon , in the Start Menu) > Click the Office Button> Excel Options> Advanced> General> uncheck “Ignore other applications, that use Dynamic Data Exchange

Read: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/aab263ae-4c0a-42fc-8b3f-025abc4babb9/i-need-to-xlsx-viewer?forum=excel

You have tried all the possible ways, have you tried to open the same file in Open Office/ Libre Office, as you are an IT person, this is not so difficult to download this free software and try to open the same, though I am not sure if this way will help you, but you can try at once. 

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  • ToddN2000
    I assume the file save format is compatible with the Office version. Does this sheet have macros? Does it contain anything other than normal text like scripts? It may be an issue with connections for data if this is the case.
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