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In Microsoft Excel, you may see any of the following behaviors:
These behaviors may occur when you do either of the following:
To work around this problem, save the file using a new name without [ or ] characters.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
When you programmatically save a file, Excel does not validate the file name by checking for either the [ or ] characters. Therefore, Visual Basic for Applications allows you to save a file with either or both of these characters.