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Jecakias

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I have come up with another problem with my Excel program. All of a sudden, I cannot open any of the spreadsheet files. I get the error message "Unable to read file". I get the same message when opening Excel, but after I click OK the program opens. The files will not open. I literally have hundreds of spreadsheets that I use and cannot afford to rebuild them from scratch again. Has anybody got any suggestions? I have already attempted to do an install repair from my "MS Office CD" but it did not help. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks,
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What did you do before this happened? did you download any patches or
update any drivers?
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I did an MS Office update from the internet.

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your login shows you have 95,98,98se 2000 & xp
Which system are you running that this happened on
If it is Me or Xp you can roll back
cheers
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98SE with Office XP 10 pack which the Excel XP was included in.
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OK are you trying to launch excel from the shortcut
or from start> programs>excel. If from a shortcut try from the start
programs> excel
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I have tried in all ways.
A.) form the start menu
b.) from Short cut
c.) from my documents clicking on the excel file
I guess the best way is to try removing Excel and then reinstalling it.
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Sorry for no reply I have been of the air
Reinstall office & let me know what has happened.
Canyou copy 1 file to a disk & take to a friends computer & see if it reads
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Works ok after deleting and reinstalling. But, could not copy any file before doing this.
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