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help with locked out/corrupt file

  Asked By: Wayne    Date: Feb 17    Category: MS Office    Views: 678

I have and excel 2003 file, password protected for opening and editing, (i have
the passwords). but when i try to open it I get the following message box:

"file" cannot be accessed. The file may be read-only, or you may be trying to
access a read only location. Or, the server the document is stored on may not be

the file is located on a memory stick....  i have tried opening it on 3
different computers (2 XP and one Win2K) the file isn't on a read only location.
Any ideas how either to access it (through vba or what ever i can get to open
it) and or fix it?



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Stefan Thompson     Answered On: Feb 17

Have you tried copying the file  to a hard drive first?

Answer #2    Answered By: Ivan Coleman     Answered On: Feb 17

yes i've copied the file  to 2 different hard drives... i also have run defrag on
the mem stick.

Answer #3    Answered By: Aiko Suzuki     Answered On: Feb 17

I've just set one up on a memory stick and have had no trouble opening it.

What happens when you copy it to hard disk and then open it?

Answer #4    Answered By: Ellen Simpson     Answered On: Feb 17

i've used it off the memory stick for months.. no problems.. then all of a
sudden it stopped opening.  other files on the mem stick still open....
it's just this one file  that i'm having the problem with..  same message
boxes when trying to open if from a copy on the hard drive

Answer #5    Answered By: Patricia Johnson     Answered On: Feb 17

Have you associated a certificate with the excel  file?

Answer #6    Answered By: Calandre Bernard     Answered On: Feb 17

i'm going to have to say no... since i don't know what your talking about.... :)
but as i said.. it was in use and worked for about 2 months..  then just

Answer #7    Answered By: Alyssa Campbell     Answered On: Feb 17

Have you tried with a backup of the file  from before it stopped working?

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