12 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2015 6:11 PM by KelvinMason
Kaatfrombelgium Level 1 (0 points)



My very important budget-file is corrupted! I use Excel for Mac 2008 on my Macbook (Mac OS X 10.6.8). I recently used the file but now when I want to open it it says 'The file you are trying to open is possibly read-only or the location you are trying to open is read-only. Or the server you are trying to access is not responding'.


I'm afraid the file is corrupted


What is strange is that there are two other files which all of the sudden have the same issue, all 3 files have the .xls extension instead of .xlsx which I can open without a problem.


I didn't do anything myself to these files?! So is it a question of corruption of wrong extension? No idea!


I've allready tried searching for a program that can repair corrupted excel-files but they don't work on my Mac, are all for Windows OS.


Can anybody help?? I'm getting really desperaty here! It's a very important budget-file, and ofcourse my back-up with Time Machine is from after when i last used the file


Any help would be MUCH appreciated!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), excel for mac