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How to Repair Corrupted Files After Recovery

You may have the problem that files are corrupted after successful data recovery. Then how to repair corrupted files after recovery? Read this post carefully, and you will see how to recover intact files before using a file repair software.

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Why Files Corrupt After Data Recovery

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is recognized as the top-notch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard software in the industry, and its customers are spreading all over the globe. Many people appreciate its help for the file recovery in every data loss situation, such as deleting, formatting, disk partition showing RAW, and so on. In spite, quite a few of them still encountered trouble - they can recover lost files but can't open some, saying that files corrupted after data recovery.

Why do files get corrupted after recovery by using EaseUS data recovery software or its other competitors, like Recuva or iCare? The possible cause is that new data overwrite the files. In this way, you can't open recovered files because they're corrupted.

Part 1. How to Repair Corrupted Files After Recovery on Windows 10

A file can be damaged or corrupted, and Word, Excel, or PowerPoint can't open it normally. Even a recovered file can be damaged on your PC or laptop. How can you repair corrupted files after recovery? Here are the solutions.

Method 1. Use the File Repair Tool to Repair Corrupted Files

For EaseUS customers, we always recommend them to choose a different location to save the recovered data to prevent data overwriting from happening, which is very likely to cause file corruption. 

If you're not an EaseUS user but facing the same issue, it's time to download EaseUS EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. The overwritten files could have lost their original names and directory structure. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is good at finding raw files. So, you're very likely to find the intact piece of the corrupted files in the scanning results.

EaseUS file recovery and repair tool

  • Recover permanently lost or deleted files, documents, photos, audio, music, emails effectively
  • Repair damaged JPEG/JPG files while recovering data from PC, laptop, external hard drive, SD card, USB flash drive, etc.
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3 Steps to Recover and Repair Corrupted Files

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select a disk location where the corrupted files are saved. Click "Scan" to start finding the broken files. EaseUS file repair tool allows you to fix damaged documents, videos, and pictures in differnet formats. 

select a location and click scan

Step 2. After scanning, you can quickly find corrupt data by file type. If you want to repair damaged Word, Excel, or PDF, select Documents and filter a specific category. For pictures and videos repair, all the common types are suppored, including JPEG, PNG, BMP, MOV, MP4, GIF, and more.

check scanned corrupt files

Step 3. EaseUS file repair software will automatically fix broken files. You can preview the repaired files before recovery. Last, click "Recover" and save the recovered files to a different location to avoid data overwriting.

recover and repair corrupted files

Method 2. Run the Open and Repair Option of Office

If the files are a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document, the Open and Repair command might be able to recover and repair your file. Here's an example of repairing a Word document with Office 2013.

Step 1. Click "File > Open > Browse".

Step 2. Go to the location where the document is stored.

Step 3. Click the file you want.

Step 4. Click the arrow next to Open, and click Open and Repair.

repair corrupted files with office application

Part 2. How to Repair Corrupted Files After Recovery on Mac

If the recovered files can't be opened on your MacBook or other devices, what can you do to solve this error? The answer is using the Mac file repair tool - EaseUS Mac data recovery and repair software. It is one all-in-one program for retrieving corrupted files. The multi-functional software can:

  • Restore deleted files from Mac, hard drive, SSD, and more.
  • Repair corrupted or damaged JPG/JPEG, PNG, GIF, Word, Excel files, and more.
  • Recover and repair videos like .mp4 and .mov from your hard drive or storage devices.

Download this file repair tool. Then, follow the steps below to recover and repair corrupted files.

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Step 1. Select your disk

Select the disk location where you lost the corrupted files. Click the "Search for lost files" button.

Select your disk

Step 2. Scan for corrupted files

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected device and scan for lost Word/Excel documents, videos, PDF files, and photos on the left pane.

Scan for corrupted files

Step 3. Repair and recover corrupted files

In the scan results, select the files to preview. If the file is corrupted, the software will automatically repair the corrupted file, and then you can preview it. Then, click the "Recover" button to recover the repaired files.

Repair and recover corrupted files

Part 3. Repair Corrupted Files After Recovery Online

If the last try still fails, you have no choice but to find a piece of capable file repair software online to repair corrupted or damaged files (Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, pictures, videos, and so on) after recovery. Here are the five best tools that enjoy a high reputation in the market. You may take a look and make your own decision.

  • System File Checker
  • Stellar File Repair Toolkit
  • Digital Video Repair
  • Hetman File Repair
  • Recovery Toolbox

No matter you are a Mac, Windows, or iOS user, you can repair corrupted files with an online repair tool. The only disadvantage is that the repair speed will be affected by the internet condition of your device. Here's an example of using Recovery Toolbox.

Step 1. Upload the corrupted files.

Step 2. Enter your email and click "Next Step".

Step 3. Your files will be uploaded and repaired automatically.

Step 4. Preview the repaired files and download them. It may cost $10 after a repair.

repair file with online tool

Prevent File Corruption in the Future

Why not protect your data well before you lose it or some accidents happen. Here are some of the important ways to avoid file corruption after recovery.

1. Run secure and safe data recovery software instead of crack software.

2. Make a backup regularly to avoid all kinds of accidents.

3. Use the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows taskbar when the data are stored on a USB drive.

4. Never save the files on the same drive that you recovered. Always save them at a different location.


A data recovery tool can instantly restore your valuable photos & videos in case you lose them. But sometimes you may find that your recovered photos and videos are not opening after recovery. This issue can be solved by the solutions above. You can try them according to the device you are using. If you still fail to open recovered files, you can also contact us to get additional help.

Repair Corrupted Files After Recovery FAQs

It often happens that files are corrupted after the data recovery, and you can find more information about how to repair corrupted files after recovery by reading the following questions and answers:

1. Can I fix corrupted recovered files on my computer?

Using a file repair program like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best technique to repair corrupted files. You may repair and restore lost/corrupted images, videos, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other files under any corruption circumstances with this functional data recovery and data repair program EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

2. Why are files corrupted after recovery?

File corruption or missing can be caused by virus assault, abrupt system crash, file system error, faulty sectors on the disk, incorrect human action, etc. Even if you successfully recover deleted or lost files using a professional data recovery program like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, you can discover that the files are still damaged and are unable to be opened.

3. Does formatting a drive fix corruption?

Yes, formatting a corrupted hard drive or a USB flash drive with a new file system can cure it. A broken or corrupted file system is a common reason for logical hard disk corruption. The partition may be formatted to fix this. But formatting is not useful for physical damage.

4. Is there a way to uncorrupt a file?

Your file may be recoverable using the Open and Repair command in Office. The Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files can be repaired by using this option. You should browse the file you want to repair and click "Open and Repair".

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Dany is an editor of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on writing articles about data recovery on Mac devices and PCs. She is devoted to improving her writing skills and enriching her professional knowledge. Dany also enjoys reading detective novels in her spare time.

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Since graduating from university, Jean has been writing tech articles and has been a valuable member of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her areas of expertise include data recovery, disk partitioning, data backup, and multimedia world.

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