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Anonymous
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How can I import xls data that has a password protection?

I would like to create a report in powerbi that based on 1 simple xls. The xls located in my a shared folder, however it is password protected. I have the password, so that is not a problem.

However when I try to import I receive en error: unable to connect. We encountered an error while trying to connect

 

Details: "File contains corrupted data."

 

 

How can I fix this error?

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v-frfei-msft
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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

It seems that Power Bi desktop doesn't support to fetch data from password protected Excel file. Here is an idea you could click to vote it up.

 

As a workaround, you could remove passsword and instead, move the files to a secure folder that limited people have access to. Reference: power query accessing password protected workbook

 

Community Support Team _ Frank
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the others find it more quickly.

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v-frfei-msft
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Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

It seems that Power Bi desktop doesn't support to fetch data from password protected Excel file. Here is an idea you could click to vote it up.

 

As a workaround, you could remove passsword and instead, move the files to a secure folder that limited people have access to. Reference: power query accessing password protected workbook

 

Community Support Team _ Frank
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the others find it more quickly.

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