Why am I getting a "ESRI_MAPINFO_SHEET$" file with every excel file?

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01-24-2020 10:01 AM
MichL
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My PC was recently upgraded to 10.6 and since then I've noticed that every .xls file I expand in Catalog contains my sheet "Sheet1$" and also an "ESRI_MAPINFO_SHEET$" file.  When I view the item description it says "the item's XML contains errors".  I am not doing anything different than I did in 10.4 and have tried saving as a 2016 worksheet and a 97-2003 worksheet, but get the same results.  I have never seen this in the 10 years I've been using this software and am wondering what it is and what it affects.

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