Numbers "Can't be opened"??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vorst99, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. vorst99 macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2013
    I just saved a numbers doc and the program crashed. Now when I try to open the document I get "Can't be Opened". I've checked permissions and I'm listed read/write, and restarted the mac but it still won't open.

    Help!? Thanks!
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    One can only assume that the file wasn't saved correctly when the app died, and the file is therefore useless.

    You can try and use Time Machine to get an older version back.
  3. vorst99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2013
    Does that often happen? I didn't realize Numbers was that unstable. Unfortunately I just got this mac and haven't set up a backup yet.
    Hours of work down the drain :( Thanks for the reply.
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    I don't think it's common. "I just got this Mac" isn't very informative. Is it used? What year was it made? What version of the OS is installed? What version of Numbers do you have. Brevity is your enemy when posting on a forum. But being too verbose can be bad as well. You need to at least give some basic information, not just ask a question.
  5. Sped macrumors regular

    May 30, 2003
    I have this problem occasionally, and the only remedy I've found to work is a restart.

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