"Error accessing the Excel file. If the file is open in another application, please close it and retry."
I am running spss 21 and have a .xlsx file that I downloaded from google sheets. Somehow I feel like that's the problem.. but I'm not sure. I have searched and found that others had this problem but none of their advice worked for me. Changing the title didn't work, restarting didn't work, setting character encoding to "unicode" didn't work - it was already there as a default, closing excel processes didn't work because I don't even have excel on my computer.
I can download as .csv data but that is a complete pain in the keister.
Let me know if I'm forgetting to provide any information.