How to recover corrupted XLS files

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asked Aug 17, 2018 in General Discussions by Annie
Hey everyone,

Can anyone suggest me how to repair the corrupted XLS files? Yesterday after finishing my work I saved the Excel file and close it. But today when I tried to open the Excel file it shows me the message your XLS file is corrupted unable to open the file? Please help me. Any response will be greatly appreciated.

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answered Aug 17, 2018 by Sherry (350 points)

Well, there are many cases seen when the XLS file gets corrupted, so this is the reason it is always recommended to backup your data. 

However, if you haven’t back up your data then it is recommended to make use of the Open and Repair tool. This is an inbuilt utility to repair the corrupted, damaged XLS file.

Follow the steps to do so:

  1. Click on “Open” in the File Menu
  2. Then from the list, select corrupted excel file
  3. Now, from the drop-down list of the “Open” tab > choose “Open and Repair”
  4. Lastly, click on the “repair” button to repair the excel file.

But this won’t help you then, in this case, make use of the MS Excel Repair Tool, this is an advanced tool designed with the advanced algorithm to repair all sort of damages, corruption, and errors in the Excel file.

To know more manual solutions visit: 13 Inexpensive Ways to Fix Corrupt Excel File Assuredly

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