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How to avoid corrupted files (blank content) in Excel ?

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HI

Considering the following question posted before: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/Q_28619686.html

Do you know why an Excel file could be corrupted and how to avoid that situation again?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi dimensionav

Please have a look at this link.
This will give you an Idea of reason why some files can get corrupted. But remember, this is only a Top 5 major cause.

I always recommended to do backups of your files regularly. At least, you can always go back to a backup file when your file get corrupted.

 Top 5 Scenarios that Cause Corruption in MS Excel File
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Have you been able to recover your file from the other post?
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Unfortunately I haven't, the file size is 2.5Mb (as the original should be) but there is a bunch of blank space in it.
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I'm really sorry to hear that.  It happen to me a couple time also in the past. Since then, I'm backing up everything.

I was also able to fixed some files with Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair. But not all the time.
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I will try that tool and in case I could have some good results, I let you know.
Thanks for all your support!
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