How to Fix a Corrupt Excel File

- Written by Puneet


There’s one thing about Microsoft Excel that most Excel users don’t like, it can go corrupt at any time, without any prior warning. I’m sure you can relate to this problem. There are several ways you can use to deal with this problem when you face it, but, today, in this I’d like to share details about a tool.

Excel Repair Software by Stellar

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Not only share about it, but I’ll also review it by using all the features which would help you to decide if you can count on it for your Excel files. So let’s get started.

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How to Install it

You can download a free trial version from STELLAR’s website. Once you download it, you simply need to install it by opening the file.

Main Features

Below are some of the main features of Stellar’s Excel Repair:

  1. Fixes all Corruption Errors: There can be multiple reasons for an Excel file to go corrupt and it fixes all of them.
  2. Recovers Most of the Workbook’s Features: Normally, you have multiple things in your workbook, like, charts, pivot tables, and formulas. It recovers all those things for you.
  3. Protect Workbook Properties: It also preserves all the properties which your Excel workbook has, like, cell formatting.
  4. Work All the Excel Versions: It can recover Excel files for all the Excel versions (2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, and 2000).
  5. Repair Multiple Files: If you have more than one Excel which is corrupted, you can repair all of them in one go.

How to Repair a Corrupted Excel File with Stellar Repair for Excel

To repair your corrupt Excel file with stellar’s app you need to follow the steps below.

  • First of all, open the Stellar Repair for Excel application and click on the select file button.
  • From the select file window, navigate to the file, select it, and click on “Open” to add it to the repair list.
  • At this point, you have a dialog box where you can add more files if you want. (As I mentioned earlier that you can use repair multiple files with this app).
  • From here, click on the Repair button to repair the file. It takes a few seconds to repair your file.
  • Once it’s complete, you can see the message in the log report.
  • Once it’s complete, you can see the message in the log report.

Is it Really Worth $39?

As I said, you can download the FREE trial version from STELLER’s website and if you want to have a full version you need to buy it for $39. Now the question is: Is it Really Worth $39? Recently on EXCEL CHAMPS, we asked a quick question to our readers if their Excel files ever got corrupted.

survey about corrupt excel files

Well, 50% percent of the people said “YES” they faced it. The point I’m trying to make is, that even if you can recover an Excel file, you always have this fear of losing data. But with Stellar, you can recover your Excel file with all the data you have there. It’s a BIG WIN-WIN.

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Last Updated: October 23, 2023