How Can I restore a Microsoft Excel file?

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My hard disk glitched, windows flied, the file managed to be pulled out, but when opening the file writes a mistake - "A file format "the file name. xls" doesn't correspond to permission of the file. Probably, the file is damaged or isn't safe. Open it only if you trust it to a source. You really want to open the file? "After my consent the file, and there instead of my table hieroglyphs opens. The big request to help, I will be very grateful.

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  • ToddN2000
    Is this file trying to be opened on the same machine it was created on? If not, there may be version issues or encryption you have to deal with.Are you sure the file was an .XLS and not a .CSV or other format ??
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  • Subhendu Sen
    There are so many tools that can be recovered excel file. But not so sure about their results. You can try MS repair tools that built-in with. Here is the link: http://office.microsoft.com/en-in/excel-help/repairing-corrupted-files-in-excel-HA001034656.aspx
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  • ToddN2000
    I know it can be a pain but this is a good example of why periodic backups are needed. I know everyone stores personal things on their computers at home and things like pictures on their smart phones. Case in point, I was in the emergency room and heard 2 nurses talking. One was very upset because she dropped her smart phone and it broke. She had "tons of pictures" of her child's 1st birthday and lost them because she did not have a backup.

    If it comes to work documents the other issue is trying to keep data synchronized. I usually try to back up critical docs to a thumb drive once a week. In my opinion a partial file is better than no file.

    Let us know how you make out and if you find a good recovery program.
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