Can't open Excel spreadsheet

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by michael_in_atlanta, Sep 12, 2004.

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  1. michael_in_atlanta

    michael_in_atlanta Registered Member

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    I'm trying to open an older version of an Excel spreadsheet out of an Acronis incremental backup file. While I can open documents from this date in Word, when I try to open an .xls file I get an Excel error message "Can't save [filename.xls] because the volume is locked". This happens with whatever xls file from that date that I try. I never lock my spreadsheets, and I'm not trying to save the file. Is this something that Excel does automatically, and what can I do about it so I can access the file?

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  2. wdormann

    wdormann Registered Member

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    Try copying the XLS file to your hard drive somewhere.
     
  3. michael_in_atlanta

    michael_in_atlanta Registered Member

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    That did it! Perhaps I should have read the Acronis documentation more thoroughly (?)

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. wdormann

    wdormann Registered Member

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    Probably wouldn't make much difference. The Excel behavior is to create a temporary copy of the spreadsheet in the same directory as the original. Since the TrueImage filesystem is read-only, new files can't be created in it and Excel gives you an error.
     
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