Recovery for Excel

Data fix software for corrupted Microsoft® Excel spreadsheets


Product information

Free demo version is available:



Place an order


Sales assistance




Request support

Frequently asked questions





Recovery for Excel Icon
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

Click Fix to start

Version 6.0
Copyright © Recoveronix Ltd.

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.

Related Products

OfficeRecovery 2018 Suites

The suites integrate data fix utilities for office productivity applications.

Recovery for Word

Repairs corrupted Word documents (.doc, .docx, .docm, .rtf).

Recovery for PowerPoint

Repairs corrupted PowerPoint presentations (.ppt, .pps, .pptx).

Data Recovery Services

Is there an associated hardware problem or does the case need custom approach? Try our custom services.


New in Recovery for Excel 6.0:

Standard features:


System Requirements

Excel Fix Techniques

Recovery for Excel analyzes each cell in corrupted excel file and fixes all available data using high-quality low-level algorithms.

All available data is saved into a new created excel spreadsheet which is resulted as recovery output.

No user skills or resources required.

How to Fix Damaged Excel Spreadsheet

To fix corrupted excel document follow provided steps:

  1. Download the demo version of Recovery for Excel at:
  2. Install the program, follow the instructions and wait for Recovery for Excel fixes your xls or xlsx document
  3. Estimate demo results of fixed excel file
  4. If fix process succeeds, click Purchase full version of Recovery for Excel to get the full version of the program. Otherwise, contact our technical support team.

Upgrading Recovery for Excel Demo To Full Version

The demo version recovers a limited number of cells of the original corrupted Excel spreadsheet fully. The remaining cells will contain "demo" placeholders. Full version of Recovery for Excel will recover the demo-limited celss as well.

No additional cells or sheets of the original Excel spreadsheet will be recovered by commercial version of Recovery for Excel if not present in demo output.

The full version will recover all the data possible. To order the full version either press the Order button on the application's toolbar.

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 fix activity!

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

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 fix.

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 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)

No portion of this website may be reproduced without express written permission by OfficeRecovery
Copyright © 1998-2017 OfficeRecovery

recover excel spreadsheet | repair excel spreadsheet | fix error opening excel file