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By Addison P
Microsoft Excel is a popular spreadsheet program, which is the part of MS Office Suite of Products. It stores data in the form of rows and columns for effective management and easy accessing. But in some situations, the Excel Workbook can not be opened and loaded into main memory. This problem could occur due to either corruption to Excel file or unsupported file format. In both these situations, the workbook become inaccessible and you come across serious data loss situations. In order to retrieve data in these cases, you need to carry out Excel Recovery using appropriate tools.
In a practical scenario, when you try to open an Excel Workbook, it might not open and you come across below given error message:
“Unable to Load Workbook The workbook that you selected cannot be opened. The workbook may be in an unsupported file format, or it may be corrupt. Would you like to try and open this file in Excel?”
This behavior of Microsoft Excel renders the workbook inaccessible and thus result into data loss. At this point, you need to find out the cause of this issue and then go for appropriate Excel Repair solution to retrieve data.
Root of the issue
There are two possible causes of this problem:
The file was created in Microsoft Excel and then saved in MS Excel format that retains caret operator in few cells so as to denote the exponentiation and the space character was used in front of it. After that, when you try to publish file to Excel Services, it might refuse to open and give you above error message.
Other possible cause behind this problem could be corruption to the Excel workbook. Due to damage to the file, MS Excel can not recognize the file and access it. If you are using carat operation with space character, delete the space character and then attempt to load workbook. In case the problem is caused by Excel workbook corruption, you need to repair and restore it using excel repair tools.
These are powerful third party applications, which perform thorough scan of affected Excel file to extract all of the data from it. The excel file repair software are completely safe and easy to use.
Stellar Phoenix Excel Recovery is the most advanced and effective solution to retrieve all of the Excel file objects in original format. It supports recovery from Microsoft Excel 2007, 2003, 2002 (XP) and 2000. This software is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, 2003, XP, 2000 and NT.
Addison Philip work as a freelancer and researcher repair excel & repair excel file software.