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2002-10-06, 22:04 #1
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XL97 File Unretrievable from Floppy (97 (NT4 OS))
A week ago I cleaned a couple of Excel 97 files off my hard drive, onto a 3 1/2 in floppy which already contained various files. The copied files came from my hard drive's My Briefcase folder. I used the procedure, in the My Computer view right-click and drag the file to the A: drive icon, then select copy (or was it move??) from the resulting shortcut menu.
Now, I cannot open either Excel file ( one is 65K, the other is 235K ). The floppy drive grinds a good long time, then produces a message box saying,
Error Copying File...
Cannot copy [name of file, without an extension]: Error performing inpage operation.
I am now trying to rebuild the My Briefcase folder (which I subsequently emptied of all files...). My hope is that My Briefcase does something special to files saved there, and the files moved/copied from there have to move back into My Briefcase in order to work once more.
Does anyone have any insights what to do, or where I should search for help?
Thanks very much.
2002-10-07, 07:29 #2