Repair PDF Files Online | Here Are All The Best Choices

This article is prepared for those users who need to repair damaged PDF files but don't what to do. We list five popular and efficient online PDF repair tools for you to choose from. Also, if your PDF files are lost and damaged, you can apply EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover them.

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Five Best Online PDF Repair Tools:

PDF, short for Portable Document Format, is one of the most popular file types around the world. Because of its better compatibility and stability, PDF has applied in more and more conditions. Such as official statements, resumes, and product & company introduction brochures.

However, many users have encountered PDF file corruption, and eager to find solutions to help them out. Have you ever fallen into such a dilemma: your PDF file is damaged, you cannot open the file, and worry about losing important data? In this article, we will introduce several online PDF repair tools to help users as soon as possible.

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PDF Corruption Reasons

If you search for PDF errors in Google, you will see many error messages like "Failed to Load PDF Document" or "Adobe Reader Update Failed Error 1635". There are many reasons for such problems, some of which are listed below:

  • Device failure: Such as external hard drive bad sectors, USB flash drive breaks down.
  • Corruption during transfer: When transferring PDF files between PCs or storage devices, bad internet or transmission interruption will damage the files.
  • Malware on your system: Malware would corrupt your computer files without notice.
  • Various Windows errors: Many uncertain Windows errors would also damage PDF files.

Now it's time to repair corrupted PDF files. Here we list five popular online tools for you to choose from.

1. ilovepdf.com

ilovepdf is popular for its simple web design and powerful functions. You can repair PDF files without sign up or log in. ilovepdf provides users with two PDF upload modes: select PDF files from your computer or drop the corrupted PDF files to the recovery zone. What's more, it even supports users to repair files from Google Drive and Dropbox. 

ilovepdf review

For the ilovepdf free version, users can repair 2 PDF files at one time. If you want to repair more PDF files at one time, you need to sign up and upgrade to the premium version.

Free limitation of ilovepdf

Once the repairing process is finished, you can download the repaired PDF file directly to your computer. Therefore, for users who only need to repair one or two files in an emergency, ilovepdf is their best choice.

2. sejda.com

The second tool we'd like to introduce is from sejda. Just like ilovepdf, sejda also has a simple and clear interface. You can choose to drag & drop PDF files to the recovery zone, upload files from your computer, or cloud drives such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and One Drive.

Your uploaded PDF files will stay private and be deleted after 2 hours. Sejda provides repair documents up to 200 pages or 50 Mb and 3 tasks per hour for free. If you need to repair more PDF documents, you can upgrade to a higher version at a reasonable price.

sejda pdf repair tool

Compared with ilovepdf, the upload speed of sejda is slower. The repair mechanism of sejda is repairing while uploading, so it might take longer. When finished the repairing process, sejda will tell you, your document is ready. You can preview the repaired document first and then download the file to your computer.

3. pdf2go.com

The next online PDF repair tool is pdf2go. The layout of pdf2go is similar to ilovepdf. It also supports users to drag & drop files to the recovery zone, upload files from the computer, and cloud drive, including Dropbox and Google Drive. The difference with ilovepdf is that pdf2go allows users to enter the URL so that it can extract the PDF file directly from the URL.

pdf2go PDF repair tool

When finishing repair your PDF file, you will see a notice, and download buttons. You can download the repaired file to your computer, upload it to a cloud drive, or create a QR code to share. Further edits of your file such as split PDF, merge PDF, and edit PDF is also available.

Successfully repaired PDF files in pdf2go

4. pdf-online.com

The fourth tool we want to introduce is pdf-online. The page design of this online PDF repair tool looks a bit older than that of other tools introduced. But it doesn't matter, pdf-online also performs great in PDF repairing.

To use pdf-online to repair PDF files, there is no direct drop to upload option, you can only select the damaged PDF file from your computer.
After loading a PDF file, there are several options for you to choose from. You can choose to analyze the PDF files only or choose to recover a cross reference table, or even to rebuild streams or fonts.

PDF-online interface

When the repairing process is finished, click the "Save as" button to save the repaired PDF file to another safe location.

5. pdf.recoverytoolbox.com

The last online PDF repair tool we'd like to recommend is pdf.recoverytoolbox. You can download its software to your computer, or use the online repair feature. However, if you want to repair PDF files online with recoverytoolbox, you need to enter your email first.

recoverytoolbox interface

After uploading the PDF file and entering the email address, recoverytoolbox will start to repairing and resource your file. You can preview the repaired PDF document. But if you want to download the repaired file, you need to pay $10.

recoverytoolbox payment interface

Recover and Repair PDF Files

Another case of PDF file corruption is that the file is not only damaged but also lost. You can't even find the location of the file on your computer. In this case, online repair tools will not help, you need to seek help through data recovery and repair software.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best tool to deal with this difficult situation. It is designed to recover deleted and lost files on the computer. And it will automatically repair damaged files during recovery.

You can download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard from the button below, and check the step-by-step guide to see how to recover and repair PDF files.

Step 1. Select a disk location where corrupt PDF files are saved. Click "Scan" to start finding the corrupt files and repairing.

select a location where damaged pdf store

Step 2. This program will run immediately to scan all over the selected drive to find lost and corrupted files as many as possible. Wait patiently, and you can use the "Filter" to quickly locate damaged pdf files that you're trying to repair.

scan for pdf files

Step 3. After scanning, double-click on a damaged PDF file, and the program will automatically repair the file. Then save the file to another safe location by clicking "Recover."

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The Bottom Line

That's all about online PDF repair tools. If you only need to recover one or two PDF files, ilovepdf, sejda, pdf2go, and pdf-online are all good choices. They are powerful and free to use. If your PDF files are lost and corrupted, you can apply data recovery software like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to find and repair them.

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Gemma is member of EaseUS team and has been committed to creating valuable content in fields about file recovery, partition management, and data backup etc for many years. She loves to help users solve various types of computer related issues.

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