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    Circular reference message displayed but no data appears

    When I try to open an Excel file containing 247 kB of data I get a blank display (no grid, no data) and a note at the bottom: Ready Circular Reference H44. How can I recover my data which took a long while to develop? I am using Excel 2010 and all was OK when I last used the file. I also tried on another computer, with the same result, so this indicates that the program is not corrupted.

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    Re: Circular reference message displayed but no data appears

    hi and welcome to the forum

    Circ Refs can be very tricky to find - just because it says the error is in H44, doesnt necessarily mean thats where it is.

    Its almost impossible to offer any help on solving something like this without taking a look at the file. If the file does not contain any sensitive data, could you upload it here?
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    Re: Circular reference message displayed but no data appears

    FDibbins,

    Thanks for your speedy response. However, the file does contain personal
    financial data. I hope I made it clear that nothing appears in the Excel
    window except the Microsoft menu bars - no cells, no data - and the error
    note at the bottom. If you can give any suggestions that I could try it
    would be much appreciated.

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    Re: Circular reference message displayed but no data appears

    Provide a cleaned up version of the xls that demonstrates the error.

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    Re: Circular reference message displayed but no data appears

    Provide a cleaned up version of the xls that demonstrates the error.

    edit: I re-read and it seems you probably can't do this... hmm...

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    Re: Circular reference message displayed but no data appears

    Yes Mike65535. It is confidential data. What approach would you try?

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    Re: Circular reference message displayed but no data appears

    Have you tried the "Open and Repair" function?

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    Re: Circular reference message displayed but no data appears

    Thanks for the suggestion, which is a new feature to me. I tried it but the message was "Excel completed file level validation and repair. Some parts of this workbook may have been repaired or discarded" and I still don't have an openable file. Also, the program found a "previous" copy but this also failed to open. I will continue to explore this.

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