My file crashed!

I had an Excel file I was using for budgeting, and had spent at least a year
working on it, improving it, and all the sudden, it's corrupted, and I've
lost all my formatting.  Any idea how to get it back?

8/1/2004 5:36:47 PM
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What version of XL are you using?

XL02/03 have some fairly advanced recovery capability compared to other 
XL versions.

I've also been successful recovering corrupt files using OpenOffice:

Once you recover the file, you will of course also begin making frequent 

In article <e79sg4#dEHA.2352@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
 "tmoore4748" <> wrote:

> I had an Excel file I was using for budgeting, and had spent at least a year
> working on it, improving it, and all the sudden, it's corrupted, and I've
> lost all my formatting.  Any idea how to get it back?
jemcgimpsey (6723)
8/1/2004 5:46:19 PM
If you don't have access to any of the apps JE mentions then by all means send
it to me and I'll try and recover it for you.  Take the NOSPAM out of my email

           Ken.......................    Microsoft MVP - Excel
              Sys Spec - Win XP Pro /  XL 97/00/02/03

It's easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission :-)

"tmoore4748" <> wrote in message
> I had an Excel file I was using for budgeting, and had spent at least a year
> working on it, improving it, and all the sudden, it's corrupted, and I've
> lost all my formatting.  Any idea how to get it back?

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