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07 Nov 2011   #1

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Excel 2003 file disappears in Windows 7

There is only one of my Excel 2003 files that almost disappears when I copy it over into my Windows 7 laptop and try to read it with either explorer or search for it, although it asks me to replace it everytime. It appears as if it doesn't exist. However when I open Excel 2010 and list only the .xls files, it finds it and I can read it. I have several other Excel 2003 files that are fine and since I usually open files by clicking on them in explorer, this one is particularly annoying, since I can't find it to click on it to open it. When I do open it in Excel 2010 it works normally and fine.

Can anyone tell me why only this file disappears from explorer and the search function only?

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07 Nov 2011   #2

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Can you copy the data in it to another file and resave it with the xlsx extension?? I would be spooked that it was corrupt in some way if you don't see that same behavior with other xls files.
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07 Nov 2011   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Can you copy the data in it to another file and resave it with the xlsx extension?? I would be spooked that it was corrupt in some way if you don't see that same behavior with other xls files.
I don't know, but I have a heck of a lot of sheets and data in it, but it's worth a try in case something's corrupt. But what I can do is to save it as an Excel 2010 file and then I can see it in explorer, search and find it, etc. The problem with that is when I go and try to read it back using Excel 2003 though. Maybe I can try a different extension and see if that works? I'll try your advice and see what happens. Thanks.
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