How to recover an Excel file

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Backup and Recovery
Microsoft Excel
I did format my disk, but unfortunately, I also deleted an important excel file. I used getDataBack to recover that file, but when I get it back, I totally cannot read it, the data inside appear all like this "ZUØƠ&¥¥<Ó·UßçœZZ.XMUßwđ¥¥.^µUø™Ũ{đ¥¥_®×,R¥|ni2#EZ™™�" So how can I fix this problem? Please help me, it's kind of important, thanks for helping me out.

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I’m going to assume that you are opening the file with the Excel software, not with Notepad or anything like that. (If this is the case, you do need to open the document in Excel or Open Office Calc to view the data within the file; otherwise it will appear as garbage.)

You may try another recovery tool. It does not seem that the tool you used was completely successful in recovering your data. There is a list of the top 10 free data recovery utilities available here.

(WS) Rarely, the problem may be as simple as differing fonts on the systems, you may also want to check this.

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  • Devil
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  • Rakei
    Icare DATA recovery. Have tried it myself and it works perfectly fine for different file format , although the software does not come cheap. http://www.icare-recovery.com/
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  • carlos29
    In such case try to use following software http://www.excel.repairtoolbox.com must help you to recover excel files version starting with MS Excel 95
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