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Excel prints garbage f/dos restored files

Posted on 1999-01-16
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I used DOS backup/restore to save some excel files.  Didn't change versions of anything and now I get garbage when printing.  If I copy the contents of the worksheet to a new worksheet and print everything is fine.  No problem with other restored files in other programs like Word. ????
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Go get this utility from Microsoft.  It's called the Excel 97 file recovery macro.

http://premium.microsoft.com/download/msdn/samples/Recover.exe

You will find that this little tools comes in handy for situation like this.

On reason this problem may have happened is your dos backup and restore may have damaged or corrupted some are all of Excels files.  Most people don't suspect this would happen, however, Excel files are very dynamic to say the least.  They, and I am just joking, almost a program in and of themselves.  You should discontinue using the dos backup process for Excel files and use the Windows backup feature for Excel files.  I can't promise that you won't have any problems, but it would most likely reduce this kind of problem with Excel files.

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