How to Repair a Corrupted Workbook? Check Your Full Guide

I had mistakenly used Shift + Del to delete my excel document, which was of high importance. I tried to recover the file using software, and I got the file back, but when I tried to open the file. It shows the corrupted file error message. Can anyone please help me with this issue?

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Dany· Answered on Jan 16, 2024

Some tutorials may advise checking previous backup files from file history or other locations to repair a corrupted workbook. Seems useful, but most times, you can not find what you want. Because if you have updated the .xlsx files again and again, your backup may not contain the latest data. So the reliable way to reach your value file is to use an Excel repairing tool and some manual ways.

To perform a corrupted Excel file recovery, we highly recommend an all-purpose file repair software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It can recover data from various scenarios like unexpected power failures, virus attacks, external hard drive crashes, permanent delete, and more.

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Step 1. Open the EaseUS Excel recovery program, then scan the disk for damaged files. With the use of this software, you can easily repair Word, Excel, PPT, and PDF files that have been damaged.

Step 2. The EaseUS data recovery and repair program will search for corrupted workbook files. You can use the search box to enter the file name or use the file type filter to find the target files.

Step 3. Your damaged workbooks can be automatically repaired by using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Click Recover to save the fixed Word, Excel, and PDF document files to a secure location after file preview.

In addition to the third-party software, Excel has a built-in feature to repair your workbook.

Step 1. Open Excel, click the File tab on the top left side and then choose Open.

Step 2. Choose the corrupted workbook from the stored location, and click the arrow icon next to the Open button.

Step 3. Click Open and Repair from the drop-down menu.

Step 4. In the Microsoft dialog, choose Repair to start repairing.

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.