Re: Cannot Open an Excel file: Messsage Read only or encrypted

By fritzblitz230 ·

I have a problem to solve and I cannot solve it.

At work today, I was working on a spreadsheet that was saved on the Network Server. This is my 3rd week in this new accounting/bookkeeping job.

From memory, I saved it and closed it after I used it.

I had to log off to allow someone to use the PC whilst I had to go to the bank to do the banking.

I tried to open the same worksheet under a different user name. And, I got the following messag: Cannot open the file: Read only or encrypted.

What I have done wrong?

It would be greatly appreciated if you can help me out as soon as possible. My boss believes I have stuffed it up and I need to use this file to do KPIS.



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restart the computer

by kiranchinnu In reply to Re: Cannot Open an Excel ...

hi ,
restart the computer and logon again , this is should help .

Let me know if u have any issues after that.
pls post this reply as helpfull if it is.

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Re: Cannot Open an Excel file: Messsage Read only or encrypted

by fritzblitz230 In reply to restart the computer


The PC is running on a Windows PC 2003 Server.

I tried to shut it down, and when I click onto shut down, the PC won't shut down.

I try this at work. I will reply to you when I get home from work, or when I am at work.



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by Bizzo In reply to Re: Cannot Open an Excel ...

It may be that the second user account you're using doesn't have the right permissions to open the file.

Alternatively, when you saved the file using your first user account, you may have encrypted the file. This link should help:

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