Recovery for Excel

Data repair software for corrupted Microsoft® Excel spreadsheets


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Recovery for Excel
Recovery for Excel

Recovery for Excel repairs corrupted Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xla, .xlsx).

Supported Excel versions:
2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 97, 95 and 5.0

Attention: make backup copies of corrupted file(s) before repair

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Version 6.0
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Recovery for Excel repairs corrupted Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xla, .xlsx).

Supported Excel versions:
2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 97, 95 and 5.0

The recovered data is saved into a new Excel spreadsheet.

Free Demo

Download a free demo version of Recovery for Excel.

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New in Recovery for Excel 6.0:

Standard features:


System Requirements

Recovery for Excel Software Description

Corrupted excel spreadsheets are files that suddenly become unusable and can't be opened with Microsoft Excel. There are several reasons why a excel file may have been damaged. In some cases, it is possible to fix and recover the corrupt xls (Excel 2003, 2002, 2000, 97, 95, 5.0), xlsx (Excel 2007, 2010), xla file.

If your xls, xlsx or xla spreadsheet has accidentally become corrupt/inaccessible for opening with the original software, don't lose heart! OfficeRecovery represents you a new program, Recovery for Excel, that will help you to restore corrupted excel spreadsheets. You can try to use the demo version of our program Recovery for Excel that allows you to evaluate the expected quality of a full recovery.

Use Cases

Use Cases can be used in situations when excel file cannot be successfully opened in Microsoft Excel and you see errors or warnings while opening.

To repair corrupted xls, xlsx or xla file, try the demo version of Recovery for Excel.

It is important to note that if the restore process succeeds you will receive ready-to-use repaired excel file as an output of recovery process. You can get fully repaired excel spreadsheet after the purchase by using the full version of Recovery for Excel.

Order Information

Recovery for Excel can be ordered worldwide. Online credit card, phone, fax, mail/check and corporate purchase orders are accepted. Online orders are fulfilled in a few minutes 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Other types of orders are processed within one business day upon receipt.

All products are delivered electronically. Customer receives a receipt with download instructions by e-mail. Click link for desired license to begin ordering.

Questions And Answers

Q: Can Recovery for Excel repair my Excel spreadsheet?
A: The effective way to find out if a Excel spreadsheet is recoverable is to try the demo version of Recovery for Excel on it. Visit the Demo page for a free copy of the demo.

Product specifications with lists of items recovered and not recovered is available at the Product Information page.

Note: Always backup your original corrupted Excel spreadsheet before proceeding with any repair activity!

Q: What limitations does the demo version of Recovery for Excel have?
A: The demo version repairs limited amount of cells in the broken spreadsheet while replacing data in others with demo placeholder. Commercial version will repair demo-limited data as well.

No additional records, stylesheets or other elements and formatting of the original spreadsheet will be recovered by commercial version of Recovery for Excel if not present in demo output.

Q: I have tried the demo. How do I decide whether to purchase the full version of Recovery for Excel?
A: Evaluating the results of demo repair can help in making the decision.

Q: What are the differences between product licenses?
A: Details of current licensing scheme are described at the Licensing page.

Q: Why do results of repair contain less data than the original Excel spreadsheet?
A: This is normal. The damaged parts of your Excel spreadsheet will convert to zero size on output. The other common reason of file size decrease is when some of features of the original spreadsheet are not supported and therefore absent from the recovered spreadsheet.
Demo-recovered spreadsheet is smaller because it mostly consists of demo placeholders than actual data.
Q: Running Recovery for Excel from command line (through Windows Start -> Run menu).
A: If your license type is Enterprise or Service, you can run Recovery for Excel from command line and use these calls in your batch files. Standard version does not support command line. The format for command line call is:

xr.exe <original filename with path> "<path to directory to store the recovered file(s)>"
(without angle brackets).

Please note that the directory for recovered file(s) should be created before starting the repair.

Command line mode supports patterns '*' (replaces group of symbols) and '?' (replaces one symbol).

Q: Recovered spreadsheet causes Excel application crash. Is there a workaround for this?
A: Try to restore the original corrupted file in a Safe mode. In this mode Recovery for Excel replaces complicated formulae with their values. To enable this option, check the appropriate checkbox while selecting the file to repair.

Please, note, that the necessity of Safe mode usage is an extraordinary case! Therefore, we would appreciate it greatly if you contact our technical support team with the detailed description of the problem occurred.

I need repair for... Use the product reference to locate a repair solution for your application file, database, server or media.

Office and Windows


Access (mdb, mda, accdb)

Exchange Server (edb, stm)

Excel (xls, xlsx, xla)

Exchange OST (pst)

Money (mny, mbf)

Lotus Notes (nsf)

QuickBooks (qbw, qba)

OneNote (one)

PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps)

Outlook (pst, ost)

Project (mpp)

Outlook Express (mbx, dbx)

Publisher (pub)

Undelete for Outlook (pst)

Word (doc, docx, rtf)

Works (wps, xlr, wdb)

Windows Backup (bkf, zip)

Windows Registry



Active Directory (dit)

Access (mdb, mda, accdb)

BizTalk (mdf)

FileMaker Pro (fp5, fp7)

Exchange Server (edb, stm)

Interbase / Firebird (gdb, fdb)

Lotus Notes (nsf)

MySQL (myd, myi)

Project Server (mdf)

Oracle (dbf, ora, dmp)

SharePoint (mdf)

Paradox (db)

VMWare (vhd, vmdk)


Virtual PC (vhd, vmdk)

SQL Server (mdf, ndf, bak, ldf)

Citrix Xen (xva, ova, img)

Sybase (dat)

Sun xVM (vhd, vmdk)

SQL Anywhere Server (db)

Visual FoxPro (dbf)




Flash Drive


Hard Drive


CD and DVD

Photo File (jpeg, tiff)


Photoshop (psd, pdd)

Removable Disk

WordPerfect (wpd, rtf)

Virtual Drive (vhd, vmdk, ova)

Writer (odt)

Calc (ods)

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