ExcelFIX is a simple to use wizard that can recover and repair damaged or corrupt Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in a few easy steps. ExcelFIX can recover your spreadsheet complete with charts, embedded images, comments, merged cells, groups and outlines, subtotal, and formula elements including names, external references and multi-sheet ranges. It recovers XLS, XLSX, XLT, XLTX, XLM and XLMS files created by any version of Microsoft Excel.
Using ExcelFIX to repair a damaged Excel worksheet is very easy. Simply start ExcelFIX, select the spreadsheet that is corrupted and click Recover. After a short time ExcelFIX displays a summary showing the number of cells, worksheets, charts etc. that have been recovered. You can also click View to preview the recovered data in a simple viewer. If you are satisfied with the results you can then save the recovered spreadsheet to a new file, open it in Microsoft Excel and continue working.
If a spreadsheet is very badly damaged you can use ExcelFIX's Advanced repair option to recover as much as possible of the original document. After clicking Diagnose ExcelFIX will report on the state of the file, giving such information as whether the file structure is intact, whether the main data stream appears OK and what version of Excel was used to create the file. If the structure is intact you may save the data as an OLE structured file that can be read directly by Microsoft Excel, or it may be saved as a raw file. A raw file ensures all possible data is recovered but the formatting may not be correct and you may need to create a new spreadsheet in Excel using the recovered data as a reference.
ExcelFIX can repair spreadsheets created with Microsoft Excel 95, 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007 and 2010. It works in all Windows versions from Windows 98 to Windows 7. ExcelFIX is the most frequently recommended repair tool by Microsoft MVPs in Microsoft Excel support forums and newsgroups.
- See a tutorial showing how to repair an Excel spreadsheet using ExcelFIX
We recommend ExcelFIX because it is the most effective tool we have found to recover and repair corrupt Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.