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What does the [Group] tag next to the filename mean?

Recently, when I open some excel files the tag (i don't know the technical name for it) appears next to the filename. These files have never had that tag before and now I am unable to edit the worksheet without random cells or columns disappearing. Could you tell me how to remove this tag? Many thanks.

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Re: What does the [Group] tag next to the filename mean?

You may have picked up some malware, by "tag" do you mean the file extension eg accounts.xls ?
I would strongly advise running an anti-virus scan as some malware can hide in Excel, especially if there are macros.

Please post back and us know what happens.

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I have several excel files stored on my system. I used these files from the same computer daily. Yesterday, when i tried to open several files in Excel 2007 then i found following error on my co,puter...

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    Cannot Open Excel 2000 File.

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