Recover Deleted/Corrupted XML Files

Jean updated on Dec 11, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

If you have lost XML files due to mistaken deletion, hard drive formatting/damage, virus attack, emptying recycle bin, etc. you can use a reliable XML file recovery tool to restore it with simple clicks. While if you want to repair a corrupted XML file, you can try the possible methods here.

Overview of XML File Recovery

"Help please! Something goes wrong with my 16GB SanDisk USB flash drive, which carries some important XML files. Windows says 'disk is not formatted' and it seems that I have to format the USB drive to access the USB. But this will remove my XML files, which is the last thing I want to see. How should I fix this problem? Is there any way I can recover XML files from formatted USB flash drive?"

If you have a problem like the one above and lost your XML files, the best way to troubleshoot is resorting to a reliable data recovery software for help.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Recover Deleted and Corrupted XML File

Step1: Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 

Step2: Scan the lost files 

Step3: Preview and restore files...Full steps

To learn how to recover lost XML files from the formatted hard drive, how to recover accidentally deleted XML files from emptied recycle bin or how to recover corrupted XML file HDD/SSD/external USB flash drive/memory card, read on to get the corrupted file recovery guide below.

How to Recover Deleted and Corrupted XML File

To recover deleted, formatted, or corrupted XML files on a Windows computer, don't miss out EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Aside from XML, this competent file recovery software also enables you to recover lost Word document, as well as XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, PDF, CWK, HTML/HTM, INDD, EPS, etc. 

Step 1. Choose the file location to scan.

Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer. Choose the drive where you lost files and click "Scan". If your lost files were on an external storage device, connect it to your computer firstly.

select the file location and click scan

Step 2. Scan the lost files.

The software will start immediately a quick scan for deleted files, and later a deep scan will launch to scan more lost files all over the selected drive. After the scan, you can use the Filter to quickly filter a specific file type.

scan the lost files

Step 3. Preview and restore files.

Double-click on a file allows for a full preview. Finally, select the desired files, click "Recover" and browse a location to save all the files at once.

recover lost files

How to Repair Corrupted XML File

The above guides show how to recover lost, formatted, or deleted XML files, but how to fix XML if it's corrupted? There is no guarantee that the following solution will fix damaged files, but try it anyway.

  • Open the corrupted XML file in Internet Explorer and note any error messages displayed. The error message can help you fix the issue. After you have found out the problem, close Internet Explorer.
  • Open the corrupted file in Notepad or other text editors. Then, click "View" > "Status Bar" to find the line and column with errors.
  • Remove any line breaks that occur in the middle of tags and any illegal characters located between tag pairs.
  • Fix errors in XML files and continually checking in the browser. Repeat these operations until no error occurs. And the corrupted XML can be opened. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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