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

 Modified on: January 18, 2021 |    9087 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.


2 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:


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