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Excel says "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened", but the file is not corrupted.

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Hristo Torbov
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Excel says "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened", but the file is not corrupted - I opened it on another computer without any problem. It happens all the time with random files.

 

I'm using Excel 2016.

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Doesn't seem anyone is interested in this discussion - but I also have the same problem.  The first time I try to open an Excel 2016 file it tells me it is corrupted and cannot be opened.  When first opening it only goes to "processing" and then the message.  I then close down the resulting blank excel sheet plus a "ghost" sheet Excel creates with nothing there, not even a grid.  Then I go and open the file a second time and everything opens ok.  This is on any file I try to open. 

 

Eventually sometime during the day Excel then locks up and I have to shut Excel down and start again.  Its very annoying, but doesn't seem to be solvable.  Trusted Sites does not solve this.  

 

 

I am seeing exactly the same thing...on one computer.  Just upgraded from a 32-bit installation to 64-bit, version 16.0.11001.20091.  Not critical but annoying.

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