When working on an Excel file, the data can go haywire due to system crash, human errors, virus/malware infection and other unknown issues. Even if you back up your Excel file quite often, corruption can still be a problem. Also, the backup won’t necessarily contain the most recent version of your Excel file. But with the help of Excel Recovery Software, you can easily recover corrupt data from an Excel file in a hassle-free manner.
While there is no dearth of Excel file recovery software, choosing the right one among the plethora of options available can be an arduous task. To help you out, we have tested several tools and put together a list of 10 best Excel recovery software that is worth trying.
Stellar Repair for Excel offers a quick and hassle-free way of dealing with all common Excel file corruption errors like ‘unreadable content’, ‘un-recognizable format’, ‘Excel file is corrupt and cannot be opened’ etc. The software features a rich and intuitive GUI that helps repair corrupt Excel files and quickly restore the file data in 3 simple steps – load the corrupt file, repair & preview the file, and then save it.
Supported OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP Supported MS Excel Versions: 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 & 2000
Recovers every object in Excel files like tables, charts, chart sheet, cell comments, images, formulas, etc.
Fixes freeze panes, gridlines, and other worksheet properties
Retains original worksheet properties and cell formatting
Restore corrupt or damaged Excel file of any size
Batch repair multiple Excel files
Option to find specific Excel files
Previews recoverable Excel data
Flexibility to save the repaired file at the default or user-defined location
Option to save log information of the repairing process
Supports latest MS Excel 2019 version
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Software with 100% integrity and precision
Allows to preview single worksheet from the repaired Excel file
This is another great Excel repair tool that allows repairing corrupt data from Excel files that cannot be recognized or accessed. It features a simple to use and easy to navigate GUI that makes the process of repairing Excel files a seamless process.
Supported OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98, NT & 95 Supported MS Excel Versions: 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000, 97 & 95
Restores all types of Excel data objects like table, chart, formula, chartsheet, image, etc.
Preserves cell’s properties and formatting
Allows recovery of multiple Excel files at once
Previews recoverable content of the repaired file
Supports MS Excel version 2019
Does not provide the option to search for specific Excel files
SysTools Excel Recovery software can help recover excel worksheet data after a system crash and can repair all types of MS Excel file errors. It allows to repair a single workbook or a complete folder to restore Excel spreadsheet data.
Supported OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, Windows 2008, 2003, 2000 Supported MS Excel Versions: 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, & 2007
Recovers Excel data like pivot table, cell commenting, formulas, graphical charts, and images, etc.
Repair and retrieve data from multiple worksheets
Retrieves page layout with themes and gridlines
Option to search for files on the drive
Provides a preview of recoverable Excel data objects
Option to save log report is not available
Does not support the recovery of password-protected files
Next, in the list of 10 best excel file recovery software is Recovery for Excel. It efficiently repairs corrupt Excel spreadsheets and saves the data into a new spreadsheet, without changing the original data. The software scans the corrupt file and saves the preview of recovered data into a file.
Supported OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 2003/2008 Server Supported MS Excel Versions: 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 97, 95 & 5.0
Recovers tables, numbers, merged cells, chartsheet, hyperlinks, and formulas, etc.
Repairs frozen rows and columns
Supports multiple recoveries of files in a single attempt
Saves the preview of recoverable data
Saves log report of the recovery process
Does not support latest MS Excel version
Does not retrieve cells’ names, VBA modules, and drawings
Preview of recoverable Excel data is not available in the interface
Like any other Excel file recovery software, Recoverfix for Excel Repair to enables data recovery from corrupt or damaged Excel files. The software can fix all types of Excel corruption errors and recovers entire data stored in a corrupt file.
Supported OS: Windows 10 and all earlier versions Supported MS Excel Versions: 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 and 2000
Recovers all objects of Excel file including text, embedded texts, tables, chartsheet, images, etc.
Another great recovery tool for Excel files by Cimaware, ExcelFIX helps extract data from the damaged MS Excel file and saves the data in a new Excel file. It can be used to fix most of the common Excel file errors.
Supported OS: Windows 8, 7, XP, Vista, Windows ME, NT, 2003, 98 & 95 Supported MS Excel Versions: 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 97 & 95.
Retrieves cell values, formulas, cell comments, structural elements, hyperlinks, and images, etc.
Supports multi-file recovery
Allows to verify the recoverable Excel file data before saving it
Multi-language support is included
Performs recovery of password-protected XLS files only
Choose Recovery Toolbox for Excel if you are looking for limited data recovery from a corrupt Excel file. However, the software allows to fix all types of Excel errors. Further, it has a clear and straightforward UI that can be used by a novice.
Supported OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista, Windows 2003, 2000, 98, Windows Me & NT Supported MS Excel Versions: 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, & 2007
Repairs all types of Excel errors including error code 1004, 13, 91 and other errors
DiskInternals Excel Recovery software can help you find and recover MS Excel files from any storage media. Unlike other software in the list, DiskInternals scans an entire drive to locate the Excel file you want to recover.
Supported OS: 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 Server & Vista Supported MS Excel Versions: 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016
Recovers unsaved or accidentally deleted Excel files
Provides a detailed preview of recoverable workbooks and spreadsheets
Allows to recover multiple Excel files at once
Recovered files can be saved on any disk
Does not support MS Excel 2019 version
Difficult to understand user interface for novices
This Excel repair software is capable of recovering Excel file data that gets corrupt due to an unexpected event. It only takes a few minutes to repair Excel file and recover corrupt data by using Excel Repair Kit.
Supported OS: Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP, Vista, Windows 98, ME, NT 4.0 & 2000 Supported MS Excel Versions: 95, 98, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016
Recovers Excel elements including cell data, formulas, cell formatting, links and much more
Intuitive wizard-based UI
Option to search the file is not available
Does not support Excel version 2019
Whatever the cause, losing critical Excel file data can be a horrendous experience. With Excel file recovery software the chances of retrieving lost or corrupt data are good.
Hopefully, the list of 10 best Excel Recovery Software covered in this post will help you pick a suitable tool to meet your data recovery needs.
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