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My excel file was corrupted and its not opening.  Can I repair it?
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Excel will try and repair automatically on launching the file but here are some other techniques to force a repair or to try and salvage some data.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA010346561033.aspx
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And one that Microsoft doesn't advertise

Open Office, http://www.openoffice.org/ can quite often open corrupted Excel files when Excel can't

Cheers

Dave
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Clever Brett. I wouldn't have though to try and use openoffice.
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Hi

Were you able to install the latest version of openoffice from the web link that was provided by brettdj?
After you complete the install, just try to open your corrupted file in the openoffice spreadsheet application.

Now if you need additional instructions, let us know.
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Hi Jeroen,

I think that the solutions provided have sufficient background to be accepted, and therefore that this question should be PAQ'd. I recommend a split between
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Regards
Dave
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Openoffice is brilliant for Excel...
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