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When you open a workbook, the following error message appears:
This workbook has been password protected with an encryption scheme not available in this region. This workbook cannot be opened.
This problem can occur when all of the following are true:
To share a workbook protected by an encrypted password between the French language and other languages, follow these steps:
XOR encryption is the weakest encryption available. It is the default option for the French locale. In the French local, when XOR encryption is used, you can share a workbook. However, the default encryption for Excel 2002 running on other locales, such as U.S. English, is Office 97/2000 Compatible. In this latter case, if the XOR weak encrytion scheme is selected, the option to share workbooks is unavailable.
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