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I need a free application to repair corrupted Excel files on a Mac computer.
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by:patrickab
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rick_gwu,

Put "excel file repair mac" into Google and you will be spoilt for choice. I cannot vouch for any of what is offered as I'm not an Apple user.

Patrick
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by:Rick
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That's the first thing I did before I posted this question : )


I'm not a Mac user either. I can't find a freeware...

It is for one file only, so I rather not buy.
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Sometimes you can open an excel file in OpenOffice, and then save it out again as a .xls file, and it just works back in excel.

You could download OpenOffice here: http://www.openoffice.org/
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by:patrickab
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Have a look at;

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/terms/excel-file-repair/repair.html

there might be something to help.
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by:Rick
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Amazingly enough, this worked.

Thank you.
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