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How can I get this information

Posted by marie-ndcal (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 12:28

I accepted a new church job as secretary and was given a CDR disk with limited information No one seemed to know what was on the disk, so I took a chance and installed it. No problem, as there were 4 or 5 entries. Two were ok and I could print them, but the others stated I could not open these files. We do not know who made the files but one apparently was a spread sheet. It also indicated --.XIR???? It is not critical, but is there anyway I can open them without damaging my computer. These were done in either 2007 or 2008. Any ideas???


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RE: How can I get this information

I googled it and this was first on the list. I believe there are directions to open it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Information


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RE: How can I get this information

If it is a .XLR file, then it is a spreadsheet created with Microsoft Works. It should open in Excel, but depending on the version of Works that created it and the version of Excel you are using it might be necessary to convert the file to a more modern Excel format. This sort of thing might occur automatically if the computer is kept current with Microsoft Updates but if it isn't...hard to tell.


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RE: How can I get this information

I've had luck opening .xlr files by using the "save file as" command and changing the extension to .xls and then opening it - as long as you have Excel on your computer.


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RE: How can I get this information

Louh that is what I was advised when I bought a new computer with word. Does it work if you save without opening it? Someone in here recommended a converted that worked for me, but I found out later there was a way for my computer to convert it, but didn't know that at the time.


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RE: How can I get this information

Emma, I don't know. I never tried it that I recall.

Lou


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RE: How can I get this information

Marie: Try this..I found this solution on the net:

" recently converted an XLR file to XLS by simply going to the file, right clicking on it, selecting "Rename" and then changing the file extension to ".xls" Then I ignored the warning about not being able to open it and saved it with the new file extension. I was quite surprised that it worked.


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RE: How can I get this information

Probably upload to skyDrive or docs.google.com and they would display it


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