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XML Repair| How to Repair/Recover Corrupted XML Files

This XML repair and recovery tutorial is offered to help you easily repair/recover deleted and corrupted XML files. Similarly, lost XML files can also be restored by referring to this guide.

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Overview of XML File Repair/Recovery

"Help, please! Something goes wrong with my 16GB SanDisk USB flash drive, which carries some important XML files. Windows says 'the disk is not formatted, and it seems 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/repair XML files from a formatted USB flash drive?"

If you have a problem like the one above and lost your XML files, the best way to troubleshoot is to resort to a reliable EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for help.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Repair XML File
  • Launch EaseUS file repair software.
  • The software will immediately start scanning the drive.
  • Select files, such as Word, Excel, PDF...Full steps
Recover XML File

Step1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 

Step2. Scan the lost files 

Step3. Preview and restore files...Full steps

Keep reading, and you can repair and recover corrupted XML files in Windows 11/10/8/7.

How to Repair Corrupted XML Files (2 Methods)

Before you try a file repair tool, you can run the quick fixes first.

  • Open the corrupted XML file in Internet Explorer and note any error messages. 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 in the middle of tags and any illegal characters between tag pairs.
  • Fix errors in XML files and continually check in the browser. Repeat these operations until no error occurs. And the corrupted XML can be opened. 

Method 1. Fix Corrupted XML Files Online

OnlineFile.Repair can do you a great favor in recovering corrupted documents and files with simple steps. All you need to do is upload the corrupted files, click the repair option, and download them.

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Method 2. Run a File Repair Software

If your XML file is too large, turn to file repair software. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can repair corrupt, damaged, and broken files like .mp4, .mov, .jpg, .png, etc. Follow the steps below to repair corrupted XML files with simple clicks.

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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.

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How to Recover Corrupted XML Files

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

Step 1. Launch EaseUS file recovery software on your Windows computer. Choose the exact location where you lost the files and click the "Scan" button.

select a location to scan

Step 2. The software will immediately start scanning the drive, and the deleted files will be displayed soon. If you find the files you need during the scan, you can stop the scan. In order to find the target file quickly, you can use the file format filter.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Select files, such as Word, Excel, PDF, photos, videos, or emails and click the "Recover" button. You can browse for a different location to keep the recovered files.

Recover lost data

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Whenever you want to restore and repair XML files from Windows 11/10/8/7, you can always get help in this post. Except for XML repair, EaseUS is also good at Excel repair, Word repair, MP4 repair, video repair, and more. Download this helpful tool to get back corrupted files.

XML Repair FAQs

If you are still bothered with file repair, you can read the questions and answers below to get additional help.

1. What does XML error mean?

The XML error normally means a problem locating the document (either the document does not exist or there is a problem with permissions) or the schema itself is in error.

2. What file is XML?

An XML file is an extensible markup language file used to structure data for storage and transport. In an XML file, there are both tags and text. The tags provide the structure to the data. The text in the file you wish to store is surrounded by these tags, which adhere to specific syntax guidelines.

3. What is the XML file used for?

An XML file is a file used to store data in the form of hierarchical elements. Data stored in XML files can be read by computer programs with the help of custom tags.

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Updated by Cedric

Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and loves various electronic products.

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Written by Jean

Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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