Unable to open Excel file

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Subject: Unable to open Excel file
Posted by:  Tim Smith (TimSmith…@demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003

I have an excel 2000 file on a floppy that refuses to
open. I just get a message: "File X cannot be accessed.
The file may be read only or you may be trying to access a
read only location. Or the server the document is stored
on may not be responding."
It cannot be copied to a hard disc and I have tried
linking to the underlying data from an open workbook (a
technique that has worked in the past), but again get
a "read only" related message.

Any ideas most welcome.