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Hello, I was wondering if you could help me? I was working on a saved Excel spreadsheet, and started to add information to this spreadsheet. I went to the file and clicked save as.I then tried to save it as a dbf file, as being the type and then clicked save. The purpose of this was to then send this to a colleague who would then import this spreadsheet into a computer record management system. I then closed down the spreadsheet i was working on and since then I can't retrieve the information! Your help would be greatly appreciated! Barry.

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When you say you can retrieve the information is the file lost or just become corrupt? if you not sure where it saved to reopen the program and select save as again to see where it saves, if its just not opening you could try this free online converter to see if that will fix the file

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let me know how you get on

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