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Using DataNumen Excel Repair to Recover Damaged Excel Files

When your Microsoft Excel .xls, .xlw and .xlsx files are damaged or corrupted due to various reasons and you cannot open them successfully with Excel, you can use DataNumen Excel Repair to solve the problem. It will scan the corrupted file and generate a new error-free file for you.

Note: Before starting the recovery process, you may try the built-in repair function in Microsoft Excel to see if it can repair the corrupt Excel file for you.
Step 1 Start DataNumen Excel Repair.
Note: Before recovering any damaged or corrupt Excel file with DataNumen Excel Repair, please close any other applications that may modify the file. And please also close Microsoft Excel.
Step 2
Select the damaged or corrupt Excel file to be repaired:
Select MDB File to be Repaired

You can input the Excel file name directly or click the Browse for Source MDB File button to browse and select the file.

Step 3
By default, DataNumen Excel Repair will save the fixed Excel file into a new file named xxxx_fixed.xls for .xls file and xxxx_fixed.xlw for .xlw file, where xxxx is the name of the source Excel file. For example, for source Excel file Damaged.xls, the default name for the fixed file will be Damaged_fixed.xls. If you want to use another name, then please select or set it accordingly:
Select Fixed File Name

You can input the fixed file name directly or click the Browse for Destination MDB File button to browse and select the fixed file.

Step 4

Click the "Start Repair" button, and DataNumen Excel Repair will start scanning and repairing the source Excel file. Progress bar Process Bar will indicate the repair progress.

After the repair process, if the source Excel file can be repaired successfully, you will see a message box like this:

Message Box

Step 5 Now you can open the fixed Excel file with Microsoft Excel.

The demo version will display the following message box to show the success of the recovery:

Demo Version Message Box

where you can click the "Show Recovery Report" button to see a detailed report of all the recovered sheets, cells and formulas, like this:

Recovery Report

According to the report, you can know whether DataNumen Excel Repair can recover your Excel file. However, the demo version will not save the fixed Excel file. Please order the full version to get the file.