Fix "The workbook cannot be opened..." Excel Error
Microsoft Excel or worksheet application lets you maintain, edit, analyze and organize data that can be ordered in tables. Thus, it has been used as a quite convenient application in order to store financial data. But, Excel workbooks often get corrupt or become inaccessible. However, there are many factors behind corruption including malfunctioning of Excel, damaged storage media, virus or Trojans attacks, power interruptions, abrupt system shutdown and many alike.
While trying to open a damaged Excel file, your system might display an error message and can't let you perform any task. In the situations like this, you must perform the Open and Repair option of Excel that would execute required solutions and show data. If there is severe corruption, you might lose you data and important information. But, you have the perfect solution to deal with any sorts of corruption and to repair Excel worksheet by selecting Excel Repair Tool.
As for instance, Excel is saved 2007 file format having Excel 4.0 macro sheet with format of .xlsb. After closing it you open the file again, make it password protected and save the all modifications and closed it. Now, as you open the worksheet again, you might receive the error message as below:
- 'Cannot insert Excel 4.0 macros in a restricted or password protected workbook.'
Clicking on OK for file recovery, again you are getting the repeated occurrence of same error message and after frequent attempts, now you are receiving the error, as follows:
- "The workbook cannot be opened or repaired by Microsoft Excel because it is corrupt."
In order to solve out The workbook cannot be opened issue you may use the latest hotfix for MS Office according to version of office you are making use of. If the Excel worksheet is corrupt then, you must go through the steps to repair Excel file:
- Change the Excel recalculation option to manual
- Open Excel sheet into MS Excel Viewer
- Open your Excel file in MS Word or WordPad
- If a Excel chart is linked to the damaged file then, use a macro for the extraction of data
If theses basic options to repair and access Excel sheets doesn't works, it is suggested to use a third-party Excel repair software that is perfectly designed to perform complete scanning by using its advanced algorithms to recover lost, corrupt and inaccessible Excel files.