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Microsoft Excel 2000 Corrupted Files

I have just used a Program called Smart data recovery to recover some deleted Excel 2000 files.  The file restores fine but when you open the file all the data looks corrupt or is encrypted.  I wanted to no if i can fix the file.
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Hi GrundonIT,

I've not heard of Smart, is it advertised as being Excel recovery? Have you tried the built in recovery in Excel? What type of file is it that became corrupted - if it is a shared (Tools -> Share Workbook) file then the data may be un-recoverable. All the experts here specifically advise to avoid shared workbooks due to the number of times we have seen them corrupt and lose data.

Is there a company backup of the file you can restore?

If the smart software is specificly for recovering corrupted Excel files, and it hasn't worked, then I would suggest the data will be lost to any recovery you can perform yourself. It may be a professional recovery company can get your data back, however they really aren't cheap.

Thanks for the grade! :)
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