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Friends, last year I created a file in windows word Excel format, Today , when I opened it, it did open but the contents are all gibberish and illegible. How can I retrieve the contents in a legible format like English. Thanks
 

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windows word Excel format
word is one format
Excel is a different format

Word filename extension ends .doc
Excel filename extension ends .xls

whats the filename extension the bit after the dot
 

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Sorry for misinformation.File was created in excel, but strangely filename does not show any file extension.The small square at the beginning of the file name is blank.
 

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you may have to set up the view file extensions

on explorer
tools
folder options
view tab - set to view file extensions

if no extension you may need to add .xls
 

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etaf, thanks.In that case ,it should not show other excel files.But only this particular file is not opening, all other excel feles are opening properly.
It may be possible that, as suggested by DoubleHelix, file may be corrupted.
Any other suggestions pl?
 

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,it should not show other excel files
true - but I was more interested in what file extension it actually had if not .xls then it wont be seen by excel even though the association exists - hence my post #4
 
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