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"Download to Spreadsheet" Issue

Catpurrnicus 1 month ago in Website updated 1 month ago 2

Selecting the "Download to Spreadsheet" button - for example when I'm trying to analyze the dividend payout history of a stock, results in the download of a *.xlsx file as expected. However, when I open up the file using Excel (Microsoft 365), I immediately receive a pop up telling me that "We found a problem with some content in <named-file*.xlsx>. Do you want us to try to recover as much as we can?" When I click "Yes" I see a sheet with the appropriate table. However, Excel says that "some parts of the workbook have been repaired or discarded". The table is generally a mess and a number of the numeric fields are really text. Any processing of the data requires repairing the spreadsheet (since a number of numeric fields are really stored as text).

Is there any way to kludge around this - perhaps even getting a CSV file? Ideally it would be nice if it were fixed.

can you do a icloud backup or any backup of ur system 

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I can do backups to either OneDrive or Dropbox so I don't think that's an issue. This is a new laptop, with a fully patched up and recent Windows 10 & Microsoft 365 so I don't think that's an issue.