Q: "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened" error on office 2010 Excel while opening .xls files

I recently upgraded my office to 2010 from 2007 after that i am unable to open any .xls files created by previous version


no issue with the files because i can open it in 2003 sp3 and 2007 sp2 versions 



Try the following steps:


1. Open Excel 2010.
2. Click on File > Options.

3. Select Trust Center > Trust center settings.

4. Select Protected view.
5. Uncheck all the options under Protected View > OK.

6. Restart Excel 2010 and try to open Excel documents.




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