Recovery for Excel

Data fix 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:
2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 97, 95 and 5.0

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

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

Supported Excel versions:
2016, 2013, 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

Difference between demo and full version

Difference between demo and full version is only in "demo" cells being recovered with full version. Full version will not recover additional formatting or worksheets missing in demo-recovered file.

If due to file damage an entire object, such as sheet, has been lost, the full version will not be able to recover it. An element missing from a demo-recovered file will remain missing with full version.

Recovery Problems

Recovery for Excel Error Messages

Q: Recovery for Excel Error: Internal Program Error message.
A: Run Recovery for Excel in a logged mode and contact our support team with detailed description of the problem and the log file.

To create log file, please hold the SHIFT key while clicking the Recover button on the toolbar of Recovery for Excel or selecting the Recover: item in the main menu. You can also press CTRL+SHIFT+R after launching Recovery for Excel.

Q: Recovery for Excel Error: Not enough disk space.
A: To fix this problem you need to set temporary directory to the drive with free space available (2-3 times of the original spreadsheet size). Fix the Windows environment variable to use it. Do the following:

  1. Open System in Control Panel.
  2. On the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables, then click the name of the user variable (TEMP or TMP) you want to change.
  3. Click Edit to change value.
  4. Set path to the location where temporary data should be stored (e.g., e:\).
  5. Restart computer for changes to take in effect.
  6. Run the software again.

You can also use the special environment variable called OFFICERECOVERY_TMP to set the directory where Recovery for Excel should store its temporary files. Use the method shown above to add/edit environment variable.

Microsoft Excel Error Messages

Q: Damage to the file was so extensive that repairs were not possible. Excel attempted to recover your formulas and values, but some data may have been lost or corrupted.
A: All versions of Excel
Q: "*.xls" cannot be accessed. The file may be read-only, or you may be trying to access a read-only location. Or, the server the document is stored on may not be responding.
A: All versions of Excel
Q: The file is not in a recognizable format.
If you know the file is from another program which is incompatible with Microsoft Office Excel, click Cancel, then open this file in its original application. If you want to open the files later in Microsoft Office Excel, save it in a format that is compatible, such as text format.
If you suspect the file is damaged, click Help for more information about solving the problem.
If you still want to see what text is contained in the file, click OK. Then click Finish in the Text Import Wizard.
A: All versions of Excel
Q: Excel cannot complete this task with available resources. Choose less data or close other applications.
A: All versions of Excel

I need fix for... Use the product reference to locate a fix 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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