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HELP! Excel file corrupted and I need it!

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Aug 2016
1:45pm, 10 Aug 2016
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bigleggy
can you open it in Safe Mode ?

Click on your Start Button > Run
then type excel /safe

Then File > Open and open your doc
Aug 2016
1:47pm, 10 Aug 2016
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bigleggy
If that doesn't work - Depending on your version of Windows try this :-

Find the file in Explorer. Right Click on it and see if there is an option to 'Restore Previous Versions'

You may be able to recover and older version of the file and have to recreate some data but it's better than losing everything
Aug 2016
1:52pm, 10 Aug 2016
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minardi
this is really stupid but this computer doesn't seem to have a start button
Aug 2016
1:55pm, 10 Aug 2016
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minardi
by jove bigleggy, I think you sorted it! when I right clicked, there was no option to Restore Previous Versions but under Properties there was a little sentence that said something along the lines of "this file has come from another computer and has been blocked for your own good so there" but it did give the option to unblock so I did and I can now access the file.

Thank you thank you thank you
Aug 2016
2:33pm, 10 Aug 2016
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bigleggy
:-) excellent
Aug 2016
2:35pm, 10 Aug 2016
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bigleggy
May I recommend regular backups from now on - especially if you're going to rename the file :-)
Aug 2016
2:40pm, 10 Aug 2016
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swittle
leggy rules :)

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I was just working on a spreadsheet, renamed it via file explorer and now Excel is telling me that t...
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