I have an Excel workbook that is around 55mb large, and I am unable to use email to send it so I'm trying to use DropBox. When I uploaded the document and shared it with a colleague, the workbook was blank when opened. The file itself is not corrupted because I was able to use a file sharer, ProjectWise, to share it initially and my colleague was able to open it without a problem. The file only seems to get corrupted once uploaded through DropBox. Is this a common problem or is there a known solution for this?
I do have a fair bit of VBA code so I'm not sure if that has something to with it, or if its some sort of compatibility problem between me and the other person.
Thank you for the response!
I went in and checked to see if I could preview the file but it says the file is too large to preview. See below.
Is this what you mean by looking at them online? Is there another way to test this out?
I've also tried reuploading to my account, as well as trying to download from other accounts, but nothing seems to work. I can open the file locally and it works as intended but as soon as I upload that same file through DropBox, this issue arises.
Not sure if this is some sort of compatibility problem between my Excel and DropBox or if its something within the file. The fact that the file opens fine right before I upload it makes me think the problem is on the DropBox side but I can't be certain.
Anything else that could maybe cause this problem? And as always the help is very much appreciated.
Thank you for the response Daphne!
So, the file in question was originally made by me, and then I was uploading it into a third party file sharing app ProjectWise, which would work completely fine when I, or any other person, would download from ProjectWise.
Now, due to lack of access to ProjectWise for some people, we have to use a different way of sharing the file, DropBox. When I upload the same file that I would normally upload to ProjectWise into DropBox, it seems that is when the file 'corrupts'. As soon as I upload it through DropBox and then try and re-download it back, the Excel sheet is blank when I open it up.
The file itself is definitely not corrupted as I currently have it open and it works as intended. Not sure if I have to have certain settings on in Excel to correctly get it from DropBox or something like that. Any thoughts?
I just tried both. I used Edge to try and reupload and download the file, as well as trying in an incognito window in Chrome. Neither seemed to work. Each time the Excel file would open like below when downloaded from DropBox.
I tried uploading some of my other versions of the file also (All verified to work on my local PC), but they ran into the same problems.
I will also note that I tried this same process using Google Drives, but the same problem arose. I know that Drive and DropBox are unrelated but I figured I'd throw that out there in case it has some relevance to the problem.
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