Solved

repair corrupted excel file

Posted on 2009-07-13
8
371 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
My excel file was corrupted and its not opening.  Can I repair it?
0
Comment
Question by:vijju284
8 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
techzter earned 250 total points
ID: 24838965
Excel will try and repair automatically on launching the file but here are some other techniques to force a repair or to try and salvage some data.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA010346561033.aspx
0
 
LVL 50

Assisted Solution

by:Dave Brett
Dave Brett earned 250 total points
ID: 24838998
And one that Microsoft doesn't advertise

Open Office, http://www.openoffice.org/ can quite often open corrupted Excel files when Excel can't

Cheers

Dave
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:techzter
ID: 24839027
Clever Brett. I wouldn't have though to try and use openoffice.
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:uucknaaa
ID: 24849492
Hi

Were you able to install the latest version of openoffice from the web link that was provided by brettdj?
After you complete the install, just try to open your corrupted file in the openoffice spreadsheet application.

Now if you need additional instructions, let us know.
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Dave Brett
ID: 26348368
Hi Jeroen,

I think that the solutions provided have sufficient background to be accepted, and therefore that this question should be PAQ'd. I recommend a split between
24838965
24838998

Regards
Dave
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Jacko1969
ID: 34376346
Openoffice is brilliant for Excel...
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction This Article is a follow-up to my Mappit! Addin Article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_2613.html), it was inspired by an email posting I made to EUSPRIG (http://www.eusprig.org/index.htm), I will briefly cover: 1) An overvie…
Freeze panes is an option within all variants of Excel to enable parts of a sheet to remain stationary when the cursor is in another part of the sheet. This is a very useful feature which is overlooked or under used.
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now