File contains corrupted data error


I am getting the below error in Query Editor while connecting to file in sharepoint.
Nothing seems to be wrong with the format though.
Any idea?


Hi, Anu! Can you share more information about your file? Have you tried to clear the cache? If you use excel file maybe be you should check the file size

Several ways you can try:

  1. Is your file in Excel format? If yes, you can copy and paste the data into another Excel file and try to load the new Excel file instead.
  2. Try to update Power BI into the latest version. It might fix the issue.
  3. Reinstall Power BI on another path.
  4. Restore the previous version by right-click.


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