How to Recover Deleted/Corrupted XML Files

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.

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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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