Resolved numbers file "can't be opened for some reason"

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  1. JonnyBlaze, Sep 25, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2016

    JonnyBlaze macrumors regular

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    For the first time since I upgraded to sierra and iOS 10, I went to open a Numbers file only to be confronted with the message:

    "filename.numbers" can't be opened for some reason

    I have tried opening it on my iPad, iMac and via the icloud website, but nothing works. I've also tried restoring a previous version of the file but again no joy.

    any ideas what has happened and how I can try to sort this out?

    edit - libreoffice doesn't work
     
  2. rshrugged, Sep 25, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2016

    rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    Control-click (right-click) on the file and select Get info. Does that panel give you any clues? Check to see if it's locked, its extension, open with *app* and permissions etc.. Does everything look kosher?

    If nothing jumps out at you, maybe if you post the Info panel someone with experience may see a clue in it.

    ETA : (right-click)
     
  3. JonnyBlaze thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, nothing unusual at all on the info panel. In the end I emailed the file to a friend who opened it just fine on their iMac. They exported it as numbers 09 and I can open that version just fine. no idea what was going on there but at least i figured a way around it.
     
  4. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    You're welcome. Good thinking, emailing it and having it exported *as*.
     

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