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How to Recover Deleted/Corrupted XML Files

This XML file recovery tutorial is offered to help you recover deleted and corrupted XML files with ease. Similarly, lost HTML files can also be restored by referring to this guide.

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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. 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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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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