Microsoft Excel workbooks are great sources of data storage and management for the users in corporate as well as in schools, colleges/institutions, and individuals at their homes. In fact, alike other crucial components of Microsoft Office suite, Excel workbooks are preferred the most for both personal and professional uses across the globe. Along with that, they require immense care to store information securely. Otherwise, Excel corruption scenarios come into site along with their consequence, i.e. the loss of crucial data.
Corruption in Excel Workbooks
No matter which version of Microsoft Excel you are using, you are never far off from corruption and scenarios causing loss of crucial data. When you open an Excel file, it automatically starts recovery and puts the best efforts to repair the file. However, it cannot always fix the corruption or repair the file automatically. If it fails, you may try repairing it manually.
Microsoft Excel 2007
Since people have different versions of MS Excel, one cannot implement the same process to repair Excel files or fix corruption in the Excel files created on different versions of MS Excel. Thus, each version of Excel requires following different steps of the repair process. In order to recover Excel 2007 files, you need to go through the following steps:
Repair Excel 2007 Files Manually
Recover Data from Corrupt Excel 2007 Files
If you are not successful in getting your Excel 2007 file repaired with the above steps, try the following steps to recover data from corrupt Excel 2007 file:
a. With Microsoft Excel 2007 opened, click Office button and select Open in the menu.
b. Browse the corrupt Excel 2007 file and click Yes when prompted to revert to its last saved version.
Create Backup Copy Automatically
With this, you instructed MS Excel to create backup of every Excel file you create or open to work in.
Microsoft Excel 2010
Microsoft Excel 2010 is one of the eminent versions of Excel that gathered more number of users and satisfied their data storage and management needs. Even though Excel 2010 is amongst a few recent versions of Microsoft Excel, scenarios like corruption in the workbooks still come into sight. Alike earlier versions of Excel, you can repair and recover Excel 2010 files in the following manner:
Repair Excel 2010 Files Manually
Save Excel 2010 File in HTML Format
If you are able to open Excel 2010 file, choose the HTML format to save it in filtered form. After that, close the Excel file, as you have your data in HTML file. See how to save Excel file in HTML format:
With this, you would be able to access the information that is safe and is independent of the corrupt Excel file.
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Points to Remember
Follow below steps to recover data from corrupt Excel 2007/2010 file using Stellar Excel repair: