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When trying to open an Excel spreadsheet in Office 2007/2010, you may come across the following error message:
"Excel found unreadable content in '[filename].xlsx'. Do you want to recover the contents of this workbook? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes."
On clicking ‘Yes’, any of these scenarios may occur:
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You may encounter ‘Excel file unreadable content error’ due to corruption of complete Excel file or corruption of one or more objects in the file.
Following are some workarounds you can try to resolve this error:
Try to open your '.xlsx' file by making it 'read-only'. Follow these steps:
Some users have reported that they were able to open their Excel file, following the ‘Excel unreadable content’ error, by simply moving the file to a different folder.
At times, it is seen that installing the 'Visual Basic' component of MS Office 2010 resolves the ‘Excel found unreadable content 2010’ error message. To do so, follow these steps:
Now check if the issue has been resolved or not.
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