Fix a corrupted Excel 2007 file
Posted on 2011-02-16
I was debugging some VBA in an Excel 2007 file, using f8 to step through the code, when I was distracted and when I returned I opened another Excel file. Opening the other file while VBA wa in operation seems to have messed up the original file.
Now , when I try to open the latest saved version of the file, it hangs up or displays a corrupted screen with cells wiped out and characters that shouldn't be there.
I would like to know what is the most reliable way to recover. The Excel spreadsheet content, an input data table, is not complicated and the VBA would take me a a few hours to recreate but I'd prefer to minimise the rework as far as possible.