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Kudos0

Operation failed when saving the file

I was given a .xlsx format file to do a simple change. But Microsoft Excel won't let me save to .xlsx. After saving the file this error message occurred:

Operation failed
Also

Unexpected error

The version of office is Microsoft Office 2013.

Windows 8

LENOVO Ideapad

Is anybody able to help with this please?

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Kudos0

Re: Operation failed when saving the file

Hello Harry When you get the "unexpected error" is there a numeric code as well? Also, select the file and open its properties. Just below "attributes" look for a check box being there with the text similar to "this file came from another computer do you trust it". Check the small box and save. Try to reopen / resave the file.

Cheers

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Kudos0

Re: Operation failed when saving the file

It could be a Read only file so you cannot change or save in a different file?

Kudos0

Re: Operation failed when saving the file

Hello

I did a little research and don't know if this will help or not. You might find the answer in this link.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20469524/save-a-file-in-xlsx-format-in-vb

Have a Good Night and

Thanks.

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Operation failed when saving the file

Hello Harrypope,

Try to select Change first if there isn't a direct option for Repair. More information on how to fix Excel error сodes here you can find here.

Kudos0

Re: Operation failed when saving the file

@Harrypope Your Office install may not have the compatibility packs installed to read and convert the 2013 version of this file while using an older version of Excel. You can run windows updates and have it check for these or can download and install them from here. Let us know what your results are.

Cheers

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