Auto Save issue

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Kindly let me know how to resolve this issue.


File is a micro enable file.










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When you encounter an error message like "We found a problem with some content in 'PO Approval - New.xlsm'..." in Excel, it usually indicates that there are issues with the file's content or structure that Excel is unable to fully process. However, Excel attempts to repair the file by removing the problematic content or structure.

Here are some steps you can take to try to resolve the issue and potentially recover your file without data loss:

  1. Open in Safe Mode: Try opening the file in Excel Safe Mode. This can sometimes bypass certain issues that occur when opening the file normally. To open Excel in Safe Mode, press and hold the Ctrl key while opening Excel, then click "Yes" when prompted to open in Safe Mode.
  2. Use File Recovery: If Excel is able to open the file after attempting repairs, you may still be able to recover some of the data that was removed. Look for a folder named "Recovered Files" or "Document Recovery" in Excel's options or settings. This folder may contain a copy of the original file before repairs were made.
  3. Check for Backups: If you have a backup of the file, try opening the backup copy instead. This can help avoid potential data loss caused by Excel's repair process.
  4. Save As Different Format: Try saving the file in a different format, such as XLSX or CSV. Sometimes, saving the file in a different format can resolve compatibility issues and allow you to open the file without errors.
  5. Third-Party Recovery Tools: Consider using third-party file recovery tools specifically designed for Excel files. These tools may be able to recover data from corrupted or damaged Excel files that Excel itself cannot recover. Third-party Tools like, Stellar Repair, Kernel for Excel Repair, DataNumen Excel Repair, Recovery Toolbox for Excel, Hetman Excel Recovery, etc.

It's important to note that there is no guarantee of recovering all data without loss when dealing with corrupted or damaged files. Therefore, it's always a good practice to regularly backup your files to prevent data loss in case of file corruption or other issues. The text and steps were edited with the help of AI.


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Thank you for the suggestion. I managed to fix the issue by repairing the office installation.

Thanks again

I'm pleased that I was able to help you.
I also wish you much success with Excel.
Thank you Nikolino!!