Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Excel spreadsheets too are prone to corruption, just like any other MS Office file. Corruption might hit an Excel file due to number of reasons such as application errors, failed network connections, sudden system shutdown, malicious virus etc. To combat this corruption issue, users strongly believe in maintaining backups of their valuable data. However, if you wish to rely on backups then we suggest you need to keep updating these backups with the latest data. 
However, constantly updating your backup is neither possible nor manageable. You never know when your computer fails. In order to avoid such nagging issues, it is important for you to consider repairing Excel. Here are some of the tips that will help you to repair Excel file on your own:
  1. Close MS Excel, re-open it and try opening the affected file
  2. If this doesn’t help, restart your computer and open MS Excel and try opening the file again
  3. If this doesn’t help, delete the contents of your C:\windows\temp directory then reboot. Try again
  4. If this time you fail again, then restart the computer, open Excel and try opening the file again
    • This time, click on Start > Run and type- "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\excel.exe" /s ("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\excel.exe" /s (for Excel 2002, Office XP, click cancel if the MS Office Installer starts, Excel in safe mode will still start)
    • Now try opening the file again
  5. Failed again? Make sure you scan the file for possible virus infection. Ensure your macro heuristics scanning option is turned on.
  6. If there are no viruses present, find this file in Explorer, right-click on it and rename it, replace the .xls extension with .doc extension. Try opening the file with Word
  7. If this doesn’t work again, try determining if the file is unrecoverable on the disk. Open the affected file in Explorer and try copying it to another location
    • If you can copy the file to another location, if not, then the actual sectors on the disk may be corrupted
    • If the data is quite important, look out for professional service
  8. Try opening damaged disk recovered file immediately
  9. If the recovered file doesn’t open or you could copy the file to another location, then try opening the file in a more recent version of MS Excel. As the version numbers increase, the ability to retrieve corrupt files increases.
  10. If all the above-mentioned methods fail to help you in repairing corrupt Excel spreadsheets then you can surely switch to superlative and advanced Kernel for Excel repair software. The Kernel for Excel repair tools are devised to help you recover Excel files without any qualms.You can also download this http://www.excelfilerepair.org/download-excel-repair.html