The file is corrupt and cannot be opened – Excel 2010

When trying to open a file in Excel 2010 you get the following error:

“The file is corrupt and cannot be opened”

1. Open Excel 2010.
2. Click on File > Options.
3. Select Trust Center > Trust center settings.
4. Select Protected view.
5. Uncheck all the options under Protected View > OK.
6. Restart Excel 2010 and try to open Excel documents.

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  1. pieter says:

    I’m having this problem with a word docx, in excel 2010 on windows 7. There is no ‘Protected view’ tab in the trust center settings. Any idea where I can change these options?

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