How to Recover Data from corrupt Microsoft Office Excel Spreadsheets?

Microsoft Excel is one of the best productive spreadsheet application tools, which is introduced by Microsoft. This spreadsheet application is primarily customized to store your workbook in an electronic form. You can create professional spreadsheets and charts by using the Microsoft Excel application.

You can prepare any type of documents with Microsoft Excel. Documents such as tax statement, balance sheets, bank statements, sales reports, and other purchase statements are created in Excel application. You can calculate your income and expenses by using Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft Excel has become a popular application for dashboard reporting. Therefore, it has become a necessity for all businesses and organizations. It is not only used in businesses or organizations but also used for education purposes. In many institutes and schools, Excel is used for keeping records of their students and staff. The Microsoft Excel stores all your data and information in a file and that file is called XLS file.

Microsoft office’s Excel application offers some advanced features. On the other hand, the Excel application may create some serious problems such as file corruption. The problem of file corruption becomes a big dilemma if you do not take any action against this corruption. There are several factors, which are responsible for spreadsheet corruption. Some of them are-

  • Virus infection and bugs attack spreadsheets and its application
  • Improper and inappropriate system shutdown due to a sudden power outage.
  • The abrupt cancellation of files and application
  • Your hard drive crashes suddenly
  • Software malfunctions or collide with each other

Due to all the reasons mentioned above, your files corrupt and you may receive errors while opening them. One of the common errors, taking place is when it shows “Excel cannot open the file because the file extension is invalid” or “The file is corrupt and can’t be opened”.

How can you eradicate errors in Microsoft Excel?

When such errors take place in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, you are not able to access or open them. All the data and the valuable information, which is stored in the files, will get damaged or corrupted. You can-

  • Repair the corrupt file by using “Open and repair” function in Microsoft Excel
  • Recover the data from the corrupt files by using a third-party recovery tool

What is “Open and Repair’ function?

You can use this function to repair the corrupt files. First, you need to open the Microsoft Excel application on your computing systems> click on the ‘Office’ option > click on ‘Open from the list’ option> now you need to select the corrupt file from the system directory> now you have to click on the arrow of the ‘Open’ option> click on the ‘Open and Repair’ option. The corrupt file will get repaired and will automatically open on Microsoft Excel.

You can also try to import your data from corrupt XLSX file to a new file. This solution can be very beneficial to you.

What is “Third- Party recovery” tool?

If you are unable to fix the corrupted file by using ‘Open and Repair’ function, you must consider a third-party recovery tool. Although, third- party recovery tool is not able to repair corrupted files they are efficient enough to recover maximum data from the corrupted files.

Microsoft Excel recovery is an advanced solution that effectively recovers almost every file object from corrupt spreadsheets of Excel. This tool can resolve all the errors successfully and make the files error free. Mostly, third-party tools are reliable and effective but you should try the demo version of it. The demo version is available at no cost, so you should try before buying any third- party tool.

Concluding this, you can say that Microsoft Excel has made our lives easy living and there are tools and functions to repair Microsoft Office’s Excel errors you must try using them in case you are handling some corrupted Excel files. Moreover, to recover corrupted files you can use third-party tools and ‘open and repair’ tool.

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