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Excel Repair after Receiving Damage to the File

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Maintaining large registers and various entries was never as simple as MS Excel has made it. Comparing various entries, searching for a particular piece of information, and maintaining such a huge database is as so simple that even a small child can make various entries in an Excel workbook. But imagine, what happens if this easy to work utility gives an error, and you find that you have a damaged or corrupt workbook. All your hard work done over a long period of time stands lost and wasted. Don't worry, there are various .xls repair ways for you. And by chance, if they don't work, you have been maintaining a backup. Just go ahead, and perform Excel repair to extract all your hard work. Just in case you didn't create a backup, then you have Excel repair software available in the market.

Consider, when you open a workbook in Excel 2003, you get following message:

Errors were detected in 'filename.xls,' but Microsoft Excel was able to open the file by making the repairs listed below. Save the file to make these repairs permanent.

Damage to the file was so extensive that repairs were not possible. Excel attempted to recover your formulas and values, but some data may have been lost or corrupted.

Reason for such a problem:
This message is a clear indication of damage or corruption of the MS Office Excel workbook.

Ways for recovering MS Office Excel workbook:


If you have Excel 2002 in the same system, try to open the workbook in that version of Excel. If it opens, copy its content and paste it in 2003. It is a typical case of Excel file corruption problem.
If the file doesn't open this way, use the Recovered copy of the workbook.


If that doesn't work, then try to open the file using the Open and Repair command. This should solve the problem, and help you perform .xls repair.
But if it doesn't, then you will need to opt for Excel Repair Software. These are third-party recovery tools that scan the workbook to detect the problems in the file, and apply complex algorithms to repair them.

With read-only nature these tools work on a copy of the original file to ensure that the changes made by the application, if not acceptable to the user, will not make him/her lose the original file.

Stellar Phoenix Excel Recovery is a comprehensive Excel file repair tool that supports recovery of MS Excel 2000, XP(2002), 2003 and 2007 workbook. With graphical user interface, a detailed context-sensitive help manual, read-only nature, and compatibility with Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000 and NT, this Excel repair tool recovers text, numbers, tables, charts and formulas.

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