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Whether you’re an experienced do-it-yourselfer or doing your own taxes for the first time, this is your place to learn and share. Here you’ll find information and resources for using H&R Block’s online and software DIY solutions. You’ll also find links to more information to assist you on your DIY journey.

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-15-2018

Can not open 2017 return

I installed cd a couple of weeks ago and enter about 95% of info.  Just tried opening this afternoon to finish and the following message appeared: File Header Header Block not located. Not a H&R Block Data file.


I went to update but no new updates.  Any ideas what's going on?



Associate (Pioneer)
Posts: 149
Registered: ‎04-13-2017

Re: Can not open 2017 return

This error usually indicates a corrupt data file. A data file can be corrupted due to a computer being shut down while the file is being saved among other causes. With this error, you will need to recreate your tax return.

- Matthew
Business Analyst, Kansas City, MO