Xcel File

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When I  try to open a paticular xsls file, the programme closes. This only happens with the one file. Any suggestions on how to retrieve it?

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As far as I know, there is no such file format in Excel.
Since i didn't see any further information about Excel version, operating system and storage medium, I would have to guess.


First I would change the file extension, instead of .xsls I would change this to .xls or .xlsx (depending on the Excel version).


File formats that are supported in Excel

Whenever you save a file in another file format, some of its formatting, data, and features might not be transferred.


If this does not help either, I would recommend inserting the file (without sensitive data) in order to be able to quickly trace the origin of the problem.


Hope I could help you with these information / links.



I know I don't know anything (Socrates)


My typo error re file extension. I have managed to retrieve the file, don't know how, but happy to see it on screen.

Thank you