Error: Server threw an exception

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You may see this error when you attempt to open an embedded Excel file from within FileCabinet CS.

Error message

Server threw an exception


This error is caused by file corruption, a special code (such as macros or checkmarks), or PPC tickmarks in a Microsoft Excel file.


  1. Choose Setup > User Preferences > Misc and clear the Open embedded Microsoft Office documents in a separate window checkbox.
  2. If this does not resolve the issue, copy the contents of the Excel file into a new Excel file, and then embed the new file.

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