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How do I repair Excel Files?

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NicolasHofmann

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Hello Experts:
My problem is as follow:
We're reinstall an Laptop With Windows 7, but the user does not back up a folder, This folder contained several important Excel files, we run "Easy recovery" this tool recover the most important files but the files are corrupt and are no possible open in Microsoft Excel.
Someone know some way o app to repair this files, are very important because those have information that don't have stored in other database, mail or files.


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NicolasHofmann

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I am very glad that you helped me!)


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For your case, you can try several methods to recover it:

1. First of all, you can try to repair the file manually in Excel, as follows:

(1) On the File menu, click Open.
(2) In the Open dialog box, select the file you want to open, and click the arrow next to the Open button.
(3) Click Open and Repair, and then choose which method you want to use to recover your workbook.

You may find more information about this at:

http://office.micros...A001034656.aspx(for Excel 2003)
http://office.micros...7017.aspx?CTT=1(for Excel 2007)
http://office.micros...2840.aspx?CTT=1(for Excel 2010)
http://office.micros...9554.aspx?CTT=1(for Excel 2013)

2. If method 1 fails, there are still several methods to recover your Excel file manually with Excel, including writing a small VBA macro, as below

http://office.micros...1#_Toc337637262

3. Third, there are also free tools from third-parties that can open and read Microsoft Excel files, for example,

3.1 OpenOffice at http://www.openoffice.org. This is a very famous open source project that is designed to support Office file formats, including Excel files. The software can run under Windows.

Sometimes when Excel fails to open your file, these tools may be able to open it successfully. If that is the case, then after the Excel file is opened, you can just save it as a new file which will be error-free.

4. For xlsx files, they are actually a group of files compressed in Zip file format. Therefore, sometimes, if the corruption is only caused by the Zip file, then you can use Zip repair tools such as WinRAR at http://www.rarlab.comto repair the file, as follows:

4.1 Assuming the corrupt Excel file is a.xlsx, then you need to rename it to a.zip
4.2 Start WinRAR, go to "Tools > Repair Archive" to repair a.zip and generated a fixed file a_fixed.zip.
4.3 Rename a_fixed.zip back to a_fixed.xlsx
4.4 Using Excel to open a_fixed.xlsx.
 

There may still be some warnings when opening the fixed file in Excel, just let ignore it and Excel will try to open and repair the fixed file. If the file can be opened successfully, then you can just save the contents into another error-free file.

5. If all above methods do not work, then you may try third-party tools such as DataNumen Excel Repair at

https://www.datanume...m/excel-repair/

It provides a free demo version so that you can try to see if the data you want can be recovered or not.

Good luck!

 

Hello Experts:
My problem is as follow:
We're reinstall an Laptop With Windows 7, but the user does not back up a folder, This folder contained several important Excel files, we run "Easy recovery" this tool recover the most important files but the files are corrupt and are no possible open in Microsoft Excel.
Someone know some way o app to repair this files, are very important because those have information that don't have stored in other database, mail or files.


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kylfederer12345

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In order to repair the corrupted Excel file, then, in that case, you have to follow the steps mentioned below.

1.       Click File > Open.

2.       Click the location and folder that contains the corrupted excel file.

3.       In the Open dialog box, select the corrupted excel file.

4.       Click the arrow next to the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.

5.       In order to recover the data from MS excel as much as possible, click on repair.

If by using the above-mentioned ways you are unable to repair the excel file. Then, in that case, it can be repaired by using MS Excel Repair Tool. Using this software, you can easily recover them. Moreover using this software is very easy.


Edited by kylfederer12345, 03 December 2015 - 11:31 PM.

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