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andreiareis

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Hi guys,

 

My story begins :) when my boss asked me help to recovery some files. She had to do backup on her university computer because the IT guys wanted to format the computer. She used the comodo backup and saved a cbu format.

 

Well she could get a backup files but missed important ones! So i tried with comodo and was impossible. The only way was get the data that was formatted.

 

I used the Disk Drill Data Recovery and another one program that i dont remember and search on Hard Disk on computer and also on external disk.

 

I get the file in the path, the name, and the date created is confirmed that is right one.     

 

The thing is ... its excel xlsx file and its VERY corrupted! I have tried several methods, programs and i cant get recovery the file! 

 

I already read your suggestions in some posts and i made some one of them ... only the openoffice get a file but its coded and i cant get think in other thing to fix the file!

 

I will be very grateful if you could help me with this problem ... i am not a IT professional i am only a bioinformatician...

 

Cheers,

 

Andreia

 


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I assume you have seen this:

 

http://www.wikihow.c...rupt-Excel-File

 

Expect your only hope is to throw money at it.

 

http://www.excelfix.com/

 

Normally the free download will tell you if it thinks the file can be recovered but if I understand you correctly you are working from a copy rather than the original so odds are it's gone.


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Hi RKinner,

 

Thanks for your quick answer! :)

 

Yes, i already tried those methods and the program ... i didnt get results. 

 

Another way "to turn around the problem" is convert the ASCII code (that i get from openoffice) to a excel file or a table text ... you dont know how to do it dont you? :)  


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 You can translate ASCII easy enough.  One of the hex editors will usually automatically translate it to ASCII so you can see if there is any of your data there.  You may be just looking at random bits. 

 

This one seems to work and doesn't have any adware baggage

 

http://www.chmaas.ha...32.htm#download

 

You download and Save then right click and Extract All.  Run the XVI32.exe  then File, Open and point it at your file.  The text if any will appear in the right column.  You can test it by opening the readme.txt file that came with it.


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Hi again,

 

i have tried converting but i am looking for Hex code i cant figure out if has the data or not ... the file has 60kb hopefully still have some information.

 

i attached the file, could you please see if you can convert into delimited text table or something that a "normal" person can read? :) 

 

many thanks

 

andreia

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I'm afraid the file is digital garbage.  It is nothing like any Excel file.  If you open an Excel file in Wordpad you will see what one should look like.  Sorry.


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here the files

 

i have two excel files that i recovered ... a small one have alot NULL but i can read some words like AULAS and ICS ...  but yes i tested a excel file and its quite different dont have the code for worksheets and stuff :( 

 

but please just check if its only garbage

 

thanks alot for your time

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Afraid they are both total garbage.    


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ok thanks anyway 

 

best regards

 

andreia


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