Saturday, August 1, 2009

Error: “Excel cannot access example.xls. The Document may be read only or encrypted”

Notice:
This is happening because you are accesssing a file which has read only permission or permission not set at all...
Resolution:

- In case of FAT file format, Simply go to properties of that particular file and uncheck the read only check box. if the box is not ticked, then tick and un-tick it and apply. This will replace the file permission.

- If NTFS file format, Go to folder Option > View > Uncheck “use simple file sharing”.
Note: This will enable the security tab in "XP NTFS File Format"
- Now right click on the file or folder you are accessing.

- Properties > security tab

- If the entire or required user groups exist, check for the recommended permissions for the particular users.
Now click on advance tab and check “replace permissions entries on all child objects....”
- If the entire or required user groups doesn’t exists, Click on Add, Select users > Type the users name as per the recommendation.
Click advance tab and “replace permissions entries on all child objects…”
This will Enable the required permission to access that particular file.

7 comments:

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  2. I ran a detect and repair and problem was fixed!!!!

    Sanjeev

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  3. I have a problem...
    I tried to open my folder, but i couldn't. I was looking for solution and found that i had to change users. I did that, and now I can open folder, but for I can't open any excell files because this pops up, i can't open word files, i just get a small x on the screen when i try to open pictures.
    please help!

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  4. this helpful tips

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  5. again the same problem s coming after doing the all above....??????????

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  6. BIG Thanks Sir, it was a big help

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