Recovery for Excel
New in Recovery for Excel 6.0:
- New user interface featuring multiple files recovery, folders recovery, recently opened files recovery
- Chartsheets recovered for Excel 2007 and 2010
- Supports all modern file versions, including Excel 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, Excel 2000, Excel 97, Excel 95 and Excel 5.0
- Fixes text, numbers and formulas
- Fixes filter settings
- Fixes conditional formatting
- Fixes merged cells
- Fixes comments
- Fixes frozen rows and columns
- Fixes embedded images
- Fixes conditional formatting
- Fixes filter settings
- Fixes structure of multi-sheet files
- Fixes sheet names
- Fixes password-protected files if the password is known
- Fixes charts, both embedded into data sheet and placed as separate page
- Fixes images
- Fixes hyperlinks
- Fixes filters
- Fixes formulas with external links to other pages, workbooks and files
- Supports Microsoft Excel 2007 formulas, including shared formulas
- Supports Microsoft Excel 2007 password protected files
- Full support for .xlsx as the output file format
- Supports Far East codepages
- Easy to use, no special user skills required
- Full install/uninstall support
- Recovery for Excel fixes every feature of the original spreadsheet that can be useful; Microsoft Excel will possibly filter out the unnecessary items.
- Does not recover Visual Basic modules, drawings
- Does not recover cells’ names
- Operating system: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 2003 Server or 2008 Server. Windows 95, 98, ME are not supported.
- RAM: 256-1024 MB (depends on spreadsheet size and corruption range)
- Hard Disk: minimum 10 MB of free space required for installation
- Display: 640 x 480 or higher resolution, 256 colors
Recovery for Excel Description
Recovery for Excel is designed for effective data recovery from corrupted Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Using Recovery for Excel allows to avoid the loss of important information. Nowadays Microsoft Excel textual processor is the most widespread tool for creation any types of spreadsheets, including corporate spreadsheets.
Recovery for Excel scans, analyzes the corrupted file and exports all available data from the file. If the spreadsheet is strongly damaged, some data loss is inevitable. All restored data is saved into a new xls or xlsx spreadsheet. After the recovery the spreadsheet becomes available for processing. Recovery for Excel repairs text, numbers and formulas, merged cells, comments, frozen rows and columns, embedded images, filter settings, sheet names, images, hyperlinks and so on.
The important fact is that the program only analyzes the damaged file and does not change the original data. Recovery for Excel works with text files of various formats: Microsoft Excel spreadsheets of different versions (.xls. xlsx and .xla files).
What if no data to recover detected in your damaged excel file? You can order a file review by our technical team. In some cases it is possible to retrieve data only manually.
Recovery for Excel Tool Demo Explained
The demo result allows to evaluate recoverability of a particular corrupted excel file.
There are two typical outcomes of using the demo results:
- A limited amount of actual data will be fixed from the damaged excel file. Other fixed data will be presented as placeholders labeled “demo”;
- Data analysis will find the document impossible to fix. “No data to recover” message will be shown in that case.
OfficeRecovery Fix and Recover Excel Files
At first a very important point is to define whether your xls, xlsx or xla file is corrupted. A excel file is corrupted when it has inconsistencies that make it impossible to open it with Microsoft Excel. If while trying to open your xls, xlsx or xla file you got an error message or the application crashed or the file could open as a mix of random characters, all these are typical symptoms of your excel file corruption.
The good news is that in most cases a half of corrupted excel files aren’t lost completely. And Recovery for Excel was exactly created to fix and restore the remaining non-corrupted data from damaged xls, xlsx or xla files. You will get your data back and will be able to open it with Microsoft Excel without any errors.
Using Recovery for Excel
- Backup the corrupted spreadsheet(s) before proceeding with any recovery activities. Use reliable non-local media such as CD or network drive to store backups.
- Start Recovery for Excel.
- Select the Recover. item in the File menu. A file selection dialog will open.
- Select the spreadsheet corrupted and press “Recover” button.
- Wait until the file processing is completed.
- When prompted, save the recovered spreadsheet, assigning it a new name. By default, Recovery for Excel adds “Recovered” to the file name, i.e. “Corrupted spreadsheet.XLS” will be saved as “Recovered Corrupted spreadsheet.XLS”
Questions And Answers
Can Recovery for Excel repair my Excel spreadsheet?
The effective way to find out if a Excel spreadsheet is recoverable is to try the demo version of Recovery for Excel on it. Visit the Demo page for a free copy of the demo.
Product specifications with lists of items recovered and not recovered is available at the Product Information page.
Note: Always backup your original corrupted Excel spreadsheet before proceeding with any recovery activity!
What limitations does the demo version of Recovery for Excel have?
The demo version fixes limited amount of cells in the broken spreadsheet while replacing data in others with demo placeholder. Commercial version will recover demo-limited data as well.
No additional records, stylesheets or other elements and formatting of the original spreadsheet will be recovered by commercial version of Recovery for Excel if not present in demo output.
I have tried the demo. How do I decide whether to purchase the full version of Recovery for Excel?
Evaluating the results of demo recovery can help in making the decision.
What are the differences between product licenses?
Details of current licensing scheme are described at the Licensing page.
Why do results of recovery contain less data than the original Excel spreadsheet?
This is normal. The damaged parts of your Excel spreadsheet will convert to zero size on output. The other common reason of file size decrease is when some of features of the original spreadsheet are not supported and therefore absent from the recovered spreadsheet.
Demo-recovered spreadsheet is smaller because it mostly consists of demo placeholders than actual data.
Running Recovery for Excel from command line (through Windows Start – Run menu).
If your license type is Enterprise or Service, you can run Recovery for Excel from command line and use these calls in your batch files. Standard version does not support command line. The format for command line call is:
xr.exe original filename with path ” path to directory to store the recovered file(s) “ (without angle brackets).
Please note that the directory for recovered file(s) should be created before starting the recovery.
Command line mode supports patterns ‘*’ (replaces group of symbols) and ‘?’ (replaces one symbol).
Recovered spreadsheet causes Excel application crash. Is there a workaround for this?
Try to restore the original corrupted file in a Safe mode. In this mode Recovery for Excel replaces complicated formulae with their values. To enable this option, check the appropriate checkbox while selecting the file to recover.
Please, note, that the necessity of Safe mode usage is an extraordinary case! Therefore, we would appreciate it greatly if you contact our technical support team with the detailed description of the problem occurred.
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