restoring damaged excel files

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How can I restore a damaged excel file. Everytime I try opening the file I get an error saying it is in an unrecognizable format. Yet I know the file is an excel file. Any tips on a fix, please.
 
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Does this pc have the ms office application on it? If it does then reinstall the application to correct any corrupt files. If the pc doesn't have office then it won't read excel since it probably has a different application installed and that can't read the office files. Hope this helps a little.
 

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It is actually a worksheet that I am trying to open within Excel. Excel opens fine but it is this worksheet that cannot open. It must be damaged by a virus that attached itself to the file and was removed. Still need help...
 
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What happens if you copy the damaged file (thru Windows, I mean), rename its extension to .txt, and open it in Notepad? Do you get garbage? You might try the same thing with .doc, see what happens. I've (unfortunately) had files so corrupt I couldn't get them back, in Excel or anything else... :mad:
 
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