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Error opening file: "The file format differs from the format that the file name extension specifies" in Excel

Posted on 2014-07-20
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Hello guys,

Can you please solve this problem for me..i have attached an excel sheet too..
''Error when opening an Excel file: "The file you are trying to open, '.xls.xls', is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file..."

Please help
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Question by:techlabtest
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by:itjockey
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No attachment..!!!
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by:techlabtest
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Check please...

Thanks
Daily-Sales-01.07.14.xls
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Message couldn't be clearer...

The file, although it has an "xls" extension is truly NOT an Excel file...

The message tells you to verify the source from whence it came, as it is either corrupt, damaged, or infected!

Perhaps someone created the file with another program and just renamed it...
Perhaps another program is defective and generated that file badly...

In any case, Excel can't process it!
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