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Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair

Easily repairs damaged or corrupt Excel files and restores all worksheet data


Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair is the best choice for repairing corrupt or damaged Excel (.XLS/.XLSX) files. This Excel recovery software restores everything from corrupt file to a new blank Excel file.

  • Recovers table, chart, chartsheet, cell comment, image, formula, sort and filter
  • Repairs single as well as multiple XLS/XLSX files
  • Preserves worksheet properties and cell formatting
  • Fixes all Excel corruption errors
  • Supports MS Excel versions: 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 & 2000
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Key Features

The software embraces a set of unique capabilities for repairing corrupt MS Excel files. Some prominent features of the tool are listed below:

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Easy Repair with Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair

The software helps you minimize your hassles when dealing with corrupt or damaged Excel workbooks. If your large Excel file has slowed down the application or an error pops up while saving your worksheet in Excel, you are heading for spreadsheet corruption. Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair makes your damaged Excel files usable again by identifying corruption in individual objects, fixing the damage, and restoring the file back to its original specifications. The tool can help you repair a batch of Excel files simultaneously in a single attempt.

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Recover Everything Without a Hitch

You can simplify your Excel repair experience and get everything in your Excel file back without the slightest modification. This tool is equipped to repair every single object in your file without having to tinker with the formatting, layout, and other properties. You can restore user defined charts, formatting of the charts, condition formatting rules, properties of worksheet, engineering formulas, numbers, texts, shared formulas, and rules.

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Enjoy Simple and Consistent UI

Stellar Excel Repair (Mac/Windows) tool features a standard explorer-styled user interface that makes your browsing and navigation a cinch. Using the easy step-by-step wizard, you can rest assured of high-quality results no matter how mundane is your repair task at hand.

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Recover Worksheets with Properties

With this tool, you can repair your corrupt Mac/Windows Excel file and restore all the original properties of workbook. The software is good at resurrecting the affected Excel file and restoring its exact behavior to give you a familiar and convenient experience.

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Easy Files & Folders Selection

Stellar Excel repair incorporates an innovative approach to select or find a particular MS Excel file from your system with the ‘Find File’ or ‘Search File(s)’ options respectively. In addition, the ‘Search Folder’ option is very helpful to list down only the Excel files present within a folder. You can also do multiple selections from this list of files for repair.

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Real-Time Pre-recovery Preview of Excel File

Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair (Mac/Windows) tool gives you the convenience of previewing the repaired Excel file objects in the main interface. You can reap benefits of this functionality by verifying your Excel data before recovery and determining the degree of accuracy you can achieve with the utility.

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Recommendations before Use

You need to consider a few requirements before using the tool to repair Excel files.

  • Close all Excel files before running the application.
  • If you have engineering formulas in your Excel worksheet or workbook, install the 'Analysis ToolPak' add-in.

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Resolve All Excel Corruption Errors

This Excel recovery tool fixes all common Excel file corruption errors like un-recognizable format, Excel found unreadable content in name.xls, Excel cannot open the file filename.xlsx.

Read More: How to quickly fix Excel file error messages

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Wide Support and Compatibility

The software can fix your corrupt Excel files on both Mac and Windows platforms.

For Windows:

OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP
MS Excel: 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, and 2000

For Mac:
OS: Mac OS X 10.5 and above
MS Excel: 2011 and 2008

Note: For Mac, the tool supports only '.XLSX' files.

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Yes, the tool can repair Excel Worksheets that contain engineering formulas. In order to make such repair, you need to manually enable the ‘Analysis Tool Pack’ add-in from ‘Tools’-> ‘Add-Ins’.

Stellar Excel Repair shows up this message when one or more instances of MS Excel are open. Close all open instances of MS Excel and click on 'Retry' button to continue using the software.

SOHO or Single User license allows you to use the software only on a single system. With Technician license, you can install and use the software on multiple systems in multiple locations.

The error 'File Error: Data May Have Been Lost' indicates corruption in your Excel file. You can fix this corruption by using Stellar Phoenix Excel Recovery.

The error 'Unable to read file' denotes that your Excel file is in an unreadable format due to corruption. You need to repair the file quickly using Stellar Phoenix Excel Recovery.

Excel cannot open the file '(filename)'.xlsx error appears when your Excel file has encountered severe corruption. To fix the problem, you need to carry out Excel repair with this software. Top three methods: Fix 'Excel cannot open the file '(filename)'.xlsx' Error of MS Excel

The error shows that you have minor data corruption in your MS Excel file. You can quickly repair and recover the file using Stellar Phoenix Excel Recovery software. Must read article: How to Resolve 'Excel found unreadable content in filename.xls' Error in MS Excel

The software can help you overcome the following prominent errors:

'The file is corrupt and cannot be opened'

'The document cannot be saved'

'Excel cannot open the file 'filename'.xlsx'

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I had moved an Excel 2007 workbook from desktop to my E: Drive and unfortunately during this operation the file got corrupted. I was quite worried after seeing "Excel cannot open the file Bill19617.xlsx because the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file” error, I even tried to view its content by renaming it to .xml and opening it using XML viewer but it was unreadable machine code. Thanks to Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair software I was able to repair my .xls file and extract all data and store into a newly created spreadsheet.



Your software was a lifesaver!! A large, company-critical spreadsheet, with multiple pages, had become corrupt and nobody had a backup. You saved the day and made me a hero! :)

Daryl Chapman


Wish I knew about this software earlier, I had to submit a monthly sales report but was not able to since at the end moment my MonthlySales.xlsx file got corrupted. It effectively solved the issue. I think everyone working on Excel sheets should keep this tool handy.

Sonya Griffin


Earlier, I was not aware of this tool. But, an Excel MVP recommended for its free demo. Now, I can trust on this software without any hesitation.



I was shocked to see the whole payments report turn into gibberish, whenever I tried to open the spreadsheet I was prompted by the error “Excel found unreadable content in filename.xls”. With the help of this effective tool, I was able to restore my .xlsx file to its perfect functional state.



Purchased this excel repair software to fix a corrupted excel file. The software recovered all the data and now I can access all without any trouble.

Emily J.


Your software worked like a charm on my corrupt excel 2016 file. Repaired all the pie charts and pivot tables which weren’t being shown at all. Total value for money!



I used this software to repair my important corrupt excel file. It did repair successfully. Repaired file was full of my data and all were working.

Tom Cox


My daily expense sheet was not responding to my commands. It hanged up! i tried your software and in few clicks I was again able to work on my file.. nice utility..



Your customer service is amazing



I really got the setback when my excel reports were not opening... Stellar Phoenix made it open, great software.

Audrey Ellis


My excel file was showing the error message “Unable to read file” I even scanned my .xls for viruses, but it showed no results.
I came across Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair after browsing through CNET, and with the help of this software, I was even able to repair my old excel files.



I was working on my main report file which I’ve been maintaining since I joined my current job 6 years ago, but all of it was in danger since when one night I tried opening the file all I was getting was an error stating “Microsoft excel has encountered a problem and needs to close”.

I got really worried and tried many fixes which also include trying other Excel repair tools but none of them seemed to work like Stellar excel repair.

I am grateful to Stellar as this software repaired my file almost instantaneously.

Reggie Lee


Had lost my excel sheet to an improper shut down but this software successfully repaired my excel file.



The error message was appearing on my screen when I was trying to open an Excel file “Excel cannot open filename.xlsx because the file format or file extension is not valid. Please verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file”. It was a very frustrating situation when manual methods wouldn't work. This software repairs my file and saves my data.​


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