Excel Is Corrupted, Can I Repair Excel File 2013? [Solved]

This article tells you how to identify and repair Excel 2013 in Windows 10/8.1/8/7. You can repair Excel files with EaseUS file repair software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Or, you can repair corrupted files with the built-in Open and Repair option.

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"While I'm trying to open an excel file, a message box is prompting like 'We found a problem with some content in a file name. Do you want us to try to recover as much as we can? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes.' What is done is I have an excel template designed and copying the file to another file and created temp file I'm inserting data to temp file using OPEN XML and data is getting from the database."

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If you are dealing with such Excel 2013 file corruption issues then check out this article.

Tip 1. Run the Built-in Open and Repair Option

Excel workbook (Excel 2013) with the type of error message: "We found a problem with some content in . Do you want us to try to recover as much as we can? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes." appears with Excel 2007/2010 as well. The quickest way to resolve the damaged Excel 2013 file is using the Open and Repair option.

Here are the steps to repair Excel with Microsoft's built-in tool.

Step 1. Open a blank Excel sheet, click "File" > "Open".

Step 2. Go to the location and find the folder that contains the corrupted Excel file.

Step 3. In the Open dialog, select the corrupted Excel file and click the arrow next to the Open button > Click "Open and Repair".

repair Excel 2013 with the built-in tool

Step 4. Click "Repair" to recover as much Excel data as possible.

If "Repair" can't recover your Excel data, click "Extract Data" to extract values and formulas from the Excel sheet.

Tip 2. Repair Excel File 2013 by Saving as Other Formats

You may also receive this error if your Excel files have the wrong formats. Thus, you can try to repair corrupted Excel by saving it in another format.

Step 1. Open corrupted Excel file and go to "Save As".

Step 2. Select "Web Page" from the save as types. Make sure that the whole Excel file is selected and then click "Save".

Step 3. Find the saved file and right-click on it, select "Open with" > "Microsoft Office Excel".

Step 4. If the file can be opened, go to "Save As" again and choose an Excel format .xls or .xlsx. Then, the corrupted Excel file will be repaired.

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Tip 3. Repair Excel 2013 File with Excel Repair Software

If you fail to repair and recover Excel files by using manual workarounds, you should turn to Excel file repair software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It is specialized in repairing and recovering lost or existing damaged Excel files under all corruption scenarios.

  • Recover unsaved Excel, Word, and PPT files
  • Repair single or multiple Excel files without limit
  • Supports MS Excel 2019/2016/2013/2010/2007/2003/XP/2000/97/95 versions

Download EaseUS file repair tool and follow the steps below to repair Excel 2013 files with simple steps.

Step 1. Select a location to start finding corrupted Excel files

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, and then scan the corrupted or damaged Excel files.

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Step 2.  Scan for the corrupted Excel document

Find the damaged files through the filter, file path, search, etc.

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Step 3.  Repair and save the Excel file to a secure location

Double-click the corrupt excel file, and this program will automatically repair corrupted and damaged Excel files. Click "Recover" to save the repaired Excel files to a safe location.

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That's all about Excel 2013 workbook corruption and how to recover corrupt Excel file 2013 data. The next time you encounter Excel 2013 corruption, you can fix the error with the workarounds discussed in this post. By the way, EaseUS data recovery software also enables you to retrieve lost Office files. You can not only repair Excel files but also restore lost files with them.

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