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How to repair and recover corrupt MS excel file?

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  • How to repair and recover corrupt MS excel file? I am unable to open corrupt MS Excel file due to virus infected, I have crucial Workbook sheet got lost, so how to get back corrupted MS Excel file. Please help me. 
    Saturday, July 05, 2014 8:14 AM

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  • Excel file can be repaired manually if it is less corrupted but Open and Repair program doesn't work if highly damaged due to corruptions. I searched for solutions to repair corrupt Excel file and found one solution which is full of information and provides a guaranteed solution. I am sharing this solution with all the users -Excel Repair Toolbox. Follow the exact steps given in this programm and you will be able to access the data.
    http://www.excelrepairtoolbox.com/
    • Marked as answer by DredSephy Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:12 AM
    Saturday, July 05, 2014 7:17 PM

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  • Can you be more specific what type of virus/malware infected your computer?

    if it's some sort of ransomeware then most probably only chance to recover your files are from your old backup. read this link.

    Saturday, July 05, 2014 9:03 AM
  • Excel file can be repaired manually if it is less corrupted but Open and Repair program doesn't work if highly damaged due to corruptions. I searched for solutions to repair corrupt Excel file and found one solution which is full of information and provides a guaranteed solution. I am sharing this solution with all the users -Excel Repair Toolbox. Follow the exact steps given in this programm and you will be able to access the data.
    http://www.excelrepairtoolbox.com/
    • Marked as answer by DredSephy Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:12 AM
    Saturday, July 05, 2014 7:17 PM
  • Repair tool of MS Excel allows you to repair Excel files with the help of "Open and Repair" function. Get these steps to repair Excel File:

    1. Open MS Excel application
    2. Click on file menu and click open
    3. Select your file from system directory
    4. Click on the small arrow at the right of open button
    5. Select open and repair option

    Second option is to extract data into Word file, WordPad or Calc (OpenOffice). Try any of these. For further detail, read this post :- http://nalavadebela.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/repair-excel-file/

    Friday, September 12, 2014 12:11 PM
  • When an Excel file gets corrupt, don't give up hope. Using one of any recovery tricks described in the article, you may still be able to recover data from it.

    10 ways to recover a corrupted Excel workbook

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:03 AM
  • Best utility to resolve all the corruption issues of .XLS/.XLSX files and recover everything like chartsheets, charts, worksheets, cell comments, and other data in MS Excel new black file. This software works on each and every Excel version like that-: 97/2000/2002(XP)/2003/2007/2010 and 2013.

    To download: http://www.softmagnat.com/excel-recovery.html

    Friday, July 24, 2015 10:54 AM
  • You can use Kernel for Excel Repair tool to recover corrupt Excel files. It is a wonderful tool. I used it recently on my friend's recommendation. It is very easy to use, decently priced and ensures accurate Excel file recovery in a very short span of time. Try it here - http://www.recovery.excelrepair.org

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 9:47 AM
  • I lost my Master's thesis once! I did not want to pay for software so I installed two free softwares instead - Disk Drill and Recuva. And surprisingly they both found my lost file and were able to recover it! Try 

    http://www.cleverfiles.com/word-excel-recovery.html 



    • Edited by MissJonze Friday, November 04, 2016 11:58 AM
    Friday, November 04, 2016 11:56 AM
  • To Open corrupt Excel .xlsx file----
    1. Click File > Open.
    2. Click the location and folder that contains the corrupted workbook.
    3. In the Open dialog box, select the corrupted workbook.
    4. Click the arrow next to the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.
    5. To recover as much of the workbook data as possible, pick Repair.

    If this fails to open your excel files then go by another way, the best Excel Recovery utility to recover excel files in the fast and efficient way.

    Best Regards. 
    Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:03 AM
  • One of the easiest method to recover corrupt .xlsx file is by using Open option in excel. Open Excel Sheet in your system and then go to file and select Open. The Open dialog box will open. Click on Open and Repair option from Open drop down menu.

    If the file got corrupt while working you can recover it to last changes done by reopening the file.

    Friday, May 19, 2017 6:29 AM
  • In case of virus infection, the corrupted data most likely can't be repaired. During such situations, you may try using data recovery tools which are designed for such purposes, but again, the amount of possible recovery depends on the extent of corruption.
    You may try recovery tools like Excel Recovery for such purposes and try the demo version first, and check if the tool performs as per your requirement.

    Regards

    Friday, August 18, 2017 6:30 AM
  • I am replying on the old forum because, would like to share more information on it.

    First of all, MS Excel has an inbuilt option "OPEN and REPAIR" to repair the corrupt Excel file. To use it:

    • Open MS Excel
    • Go to File-> Open
    • Select the Excel file which you want to repair
    • Choose Open and Repair option from the drop down list


    • Now Click on the Repair

    Second Solution

    Sometimes, the third party plugins also stops to MS Excel files. You can remove these add-ins from MS Excel and to do so:

    • Open MS Excel 
    • Go to File
    • Select Options 
    • Select Add-Ins
    • Select COM Add-Ins

    • Click GO
    • Select the Add-ins which you want to delete 

    Third Solution

    Try to change the Excel file extension. Ex: xls to xlsx

    Note: If these solution wont work, then you can take the help of Microsoft support team. If you are planning to use third party Excel repair software then, I will recommend Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair software. Read more

    Also Check this: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Excel-File-Repair-Software-aeae951d

    Friday, May 18, 2018 6:12 AM
  • There is no need to panic if the excel file is not opening, Just follow the steps mentioned in the blog here to repair corrupt or damaged excel file and recover all your important data for free http://www.filerepairtools.com/tips/top-5-methods-repair-excel-files/
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:12 AM