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How can I See the Preview of Repaired Excel File in the Demo Version?

 Modified on: January 18, 2021 |    15641 views

Stellar Repair for Excel software gives you an option to preview the repaired Excel (XLS and XLSX) file before saving it to the location of your choice. However, the demo version of the software only allows you to preview the repaired files but does not save them.

If you wish to see the preview of a repaired Excel file with the >demo version of the software, you would have to first repair the damaged file by using the Scan feature and then preview the repaired Excel file by giving a right-click on it, which is present under the tree in the left pane of the software’s interface. After you have downloaded and installed the demo version of the software, run it and execute as mentioned in the steps that have been stated below:

  • Add damaged files by selecting Select File tab on the Home menu.
  • In Stellar Repair for Excel box, add file(s) by using Browse or Search options. Choose the files to be repaired by placing check marks in the check boxes. Then, click on the Repair to start repairing the damaged Excel files.

Select corrupt file

                                                           Figure 1: Showing Selected corrupt file

  • All the repaired files are displayed in the left pane of the software’s interface. Select the file(s) one by one to see the preview of the repaired Excel file in the right pane.

Preview of repaired Excel file

                                                     Figure 2: Preview of repaired Excel file   

After you execute these steps, you can see the preview of the repaired Excel files with the demo version of the software. Last but not the least, Stellar Repair for Excel is a revolutionary software that can fulfil your purpose of repairing even severely damaged Excel files.


6 User Comments

Demo version of Stellar Repair for Excel:
Selected file is severely damaged. File can't be previewed

Is there a chance that the full version can recover at least some of the data?
File contains a date column and a values column.


Jochen Zeil


Abdul Majid

Dear Jochen,

Stellar Repair for Excel repairs the file in the same manner as shown in the preview window. However, in you case file is severely damaged due to which you are getting this message.

Please let us know the below mentioned details to analyze the situation:

1. Reason of the corruption of the Excel file.
2. Version of the Microsoft Office you are using:
3. Version of the Microsoft Office in which the Excel file was originally created:

Can't open Excel files and Stellar won't repair them. Hard drive had Windows 10 reinstalled and retreived Excel files using Easeus Data Recovery. Files created using Office 2013 and trying to open them with Office Professional 2016. Any way I can get some of the data out of them?


Phil Goff


Kheshwar Sharma


Thank you for contacting Stellar.

We understand your concern and would like to inform you that our software works on the preview shown in the demo version.

You may try the demo version and check if preview is shown. Also, check the log report shown at the bottom of the software.

In case preview is not shown it means files are severely corrupted and beyond repairing.

Feel free to write back to us for further assistance.


Team Stellar

My file shows that it was repaired successfully but I do not get a preview in the demo version.


Jeff Kingery



Dear Jeff Kingery,

We would like to inform you that our software works on a preview basis. It means the files will be repaired as it is as they are appearing on the preview window. If the preview is not available for the repaired Excel file in our software then it means the file is severely corrupt or damaged. Unfortunately, the repair is not possible with our software if the preview is not available. However, if you have more corrupted Excel files then you may try to repair them with our software. Further, you may raise a ticket by using the below-mentioned link to our support team:

Stellar Data Recovery


User Comments




Stellar Repair for Excel Stellar Repair for Excel 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.

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