Microsoft Excel, with XLS as its primary format, is a spreadsheet application from Microsoft. Spreadsheet (xls/xlsx) corruption is a serious threat to data security as Excel users use this application to store and process data in large quantities. Usually MS Office crash, system shut down errors, Excel downloading errors etc., can make Excel spreadsheets corrupt. Microsoft offers some simple inbuilt mechanisms to deal with the corruption of Excel. Some third party XLS recovery tools like RecoveryFIX for Excel are also highly recommended for the recovery of Excel spreadsheets. Here is how we can deal with minor corruption issues of Excel using the Microsoft tools.
Recover Excel 2010 Files Using Microsoft Office Application Recovery program
MS Excel may suddenly stop responding while you are still working on it. In this case, you can use Microsoft Office Application Recovery program to repair the Excel workbook. The steps for using Microsoft Office Application Recovery program for Excel 2010 recovery are given below:
Note: If you click the End Application button, you may loss recent changes made to the Excel workbook.
Excel 2010 Recovery before Uninstalling and Reinstalling MS Office
Sometimes uninstalling and reinstalling the MS Office program helps in resolving the MS Excel corruption issues. However, users are advised to perform MS Office repair as given below before trying uninstalling and reinstalling the MS Office. The steps given are specifically for MS Excel 2010.
Repair MS Excel 2010
Windows 8: Press Windows + X; then click Programs and Features.
Windows 7:Click Start » Control Panel » Programs » Programs and Features
Windows Vista:Click Start » Control Panel » Programs » Programs and Features.
Windows XP: Click Start » Control Panel » Add or Remove Programs.
XLS Recovery Using RecoveryFIX for Excel
RecoveryFIX for Excel is an XLS recovery tool that performs seamless recovery of multiple Excel workbooks simultaneously. It accurately recovers all forms of data - text, formulae, calculations, graphs, tables, date formats, numeric values, embedded texts and hyperlinks- from inaccessible Excel files. Designed with an attractive and user-friendly interface, RecoveryFIX for Excel is a tool that can easily be used even by normal users of MS Excel. Notable features of this tool are:
The Free Version of RecoveryFIX for Excel
You can recover your inaccessible Excel spreadsheets using the trial version of RecoveryFIX for Excel after downloading and installing it free from the website. After the XLS recovery using this tool, you can preview the recovered files. However, if you want to save the recovered files, you need to purchase the full version at the earliest.