Export to Excel - File corrupted

Posted by: seann on 4 August 2017, 3:07 pm EST

  • Posted 4 August 2017, 3:07 pm EST

    I am running Office 2003 SP2.

    I am exporting data from Active Report 1.0 SP2 within VB6 SP5. The exported excel file can be opened by Office 2003 SP2.



    I apply Office 2003 SP3 and suddenly the same exported file cannot be read. Excel informs me the file appears to be corrupt and requires a repair procedure. This procedure does not repair the file.



    I applied Active Reports v2.0 SP5. It does not resolve my problem either. I get the corrupt file message with both Office SP2 and SP3. I cannot explain the sudden problem with Office SP2 even after it proved to work. I am not sure if a hotfix or some other update causes the Office SP2 change.



    Any assistance will be appreciated as i have some irate clients.
  • Replied 4 August 2017, 3:07 pm EST

    http://www.datadynamics.com/forums/104611/ShowPost.aspx#104611
  • Replied 28 December 2017, 2:31 am EST

    There are few manual tricks which can be used to repair Excel file. This article contains some useful information - http://wordpress.semnaitik.com/2014/03/05/repair-excel-file/
  • Replied 21 September 2018, 3:00 am EST

    jackbotty8 said:
    There are few manual tricks which can be used to repair Excel file. This article contains some useful information - http://wordpress.semnaitik.com/2014/03/05/repair-excel-file/


    This article was quite helpful.
  • Replied 9 October 2018, 3:27 am EST

    Best solutions to repair corrupt Excel file

    Open and Repair
    • Open MS Excel
      File option
      Select Open
      Choose Excel file
      Select open and repair option
      Click on Repair


    Open Excel in Safe Mode

    Press the CTRL key and open the Excel instance. You can also do this by using command prompt. Press Windows key+R and type excel /safe

    Try Excel file repair software
    You can also try a software to repair your corrupt Excel file. Read the review of the best excel file repair software from here: https://www.cybrary.it/0p3n/stellar-phoenix-excel-repair-software-review/
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