How to Open Corrupt Excel File on Mac [Extension Is Not Valid]

When I open an Excel file on my Mac, I get a message saying the file format or extension is not valid, so I can't open it. How to open the corrupt Excel file on my Mac?

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Brithny· Answered on Jul 20, 2023

How to open corrupt Excel file on Mac? Here are two practical methods to consider. First, you can restore the corrupt Excel file from the Previous Versions. Second, you can recover the corrupt Excel file using data recovery software, such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.

You can restore the corrupt Excel file and recover deleted files using the Restore Previous Versions feature on Mac. Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Right-click the corrupt Excel file and choose 'Properties'.

Step 2. Open the 'Previous Version' tab to list all the previously stored Excel file versions.

Step 3. Select the most recent version, and click 'Restore' to retrieve the Excel file

Note that this method restores older versions of the files; that is, the recovered Excel file will not save your latest changes. So the second option is more worth trying.

With EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, you can quickly recover lost/deleted/corrupted files with a few clicks. In the recovery process, it also repairs corrupted Excel files on Mac at the same time.

Follow the steps to repair your corrupt Excel file using EaseUS data recovery software:

Step 1. Install and open the EaseUS recovery tool that can automatically repair corrupted files on Mac.

Step 2. Choose the partition storing the corrupt Excel file and click 'Scan' to view all the files on the selected partition.

Step 3. Select the Excel file, click 'Recover' to repair it automatically, and save the fixed file to a new location.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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