Dec 25, 2014

How to fix - .xls file cannot be accessed.

I`m using Win 7 and ms Office 2007. I saved some Excel files on my pc (.xls). It worked, everything was ok until now. Today I can`t open it. It is became corrupted somehow and i`m in a deep upset.

An error message appeared: .xls 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 doc is stored on may not be responding.

I'm searching a quick but effective method to fix this problem. Is there anyone who can help me?
the file could not be accessed. The file may be corrupted, located on a server that is not responding, or read-only
First of all click on Properties and look at the Attribute setting "Read Only" - uncheck it if it's checked, and press ok.

In fact the most common scenario where this whole read-only problem comes up is when email folders are copied to cd for backup or for moving to a different machine. So, after copying files from cd you still must reset the read-only attribute if you want to be able to write to them.

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