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Excel file gobbuldy guke

Someone saved a file and now it is showing up with a bunch of random letters and numbers.  Anyway to fix this?  They opened the file and saved the file with no problem, but when they reopened it, it was a mess.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
That would be gobbledigook AKA garbage AKA junk AKA you either have a corrupted workbook or someone put the wrong file extension on it.

What is the extension? What version of Excel was used to save the file? What Excel version are you using?

Can you post the file?

Kevin
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TomBallaAuthor Commented:
It should be an .xls file.  The person who had saved the file was using excel 2000, I tried opening it with excel 2010 with the same results.
032612.xls
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
It's not an Excel 2007/2010 file. It's not a zip file. If it really was saved as an xls file then it is most definitely corrupt.

Does anyone have any backups?

Kevin
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TomBallaAuthor Commented:
We have backups from Sunday.  Alright, I guess it is corrupt.  Thanks for the help.
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