Copy files from Win98 system tp Win XP

  aro 21:08 02 Nov 06
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Out of seven Excel-97 files copied to new system I can only open one. Opening the others results in error message "Microsoft VBA - Access denied". None of the files contain macros and all have been checked with AVG.

  Jak_1 21:10 02 Nov 06

How did you transfer them?

  VoG II 21:11 02 Nov 06

Which version of Excel are you running on the new system?

How do you know that they don't contain macros?

  rodriguez 21:13 02 Nov 06

click here see if this helps.

  mammak 21:24 02 Nov 06

if your new system version of Excel is not compatible with the version of Excel your files were written with they will not read and Macros are very complex I would not imagine a run of the mill AV would be enough to pick up any encoded viruses if I have worded that wrong or got the wrong end of the stick please with all you taught me VoG™ correct me!

  aro 22:41 02 Nov 06

Excel 97 used on both systems. Copied direct to a USB flash drive and transfered. Can't be certain that there are no macros but I didn't write any when setting up the workbook. There are laots of formulae though.

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