How to fix the “there is not enough space available memory or disk space” error message?

If you are getting this error message when opening a Microsoft Excel file (.xls or .xlsx), that reads :

Microsoft Excel cannot open or save any more documents because there is not enough space available memory or disk space.

  • To make more memory available, close workbooks or programs you no longer need.
  • To free disk space, delete files you no longer need from the disk you are saving to.

Chances are you’ve downloaded the file online or via email attachment, either way, there’s a quick fix for it.

How to fix the issue

  1. Right click on the Excel file, select Properties
  2. in the General tab
  3. Click Unblock button
  4. Click Ok to save changes and exit

 

 

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