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Windows 7: Corrupt excel 2007 file help

10 Mar 2011   #1
DxxS

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Corrupt excel 2007 file help

Hello, I recently reinstalled win 7 and forgot to back up a few files from my old desktop before hand, I have used a data recovery tool to get the files but when I try to access them it says they are corrupt, I have tried the few things I can think of like changing the file extensions to various things, open excel in safe mode, excel open and repair.

Anyone have any suggestions or know of any programs to fix this? could really do with getting into this file.

also I have a word 2007 file with the same issue.

Cheers.

D.


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10 Mar 2011   #2
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

An easy one to try:
Repairing a corrupted workbook - Excel - Microsoft Office

Lots more information in the link above.

Quote:
Repair a corrupted workbook manually

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Open.
  1. In the Open dialog box, select the corrupted workbook that you want to open.
  2. Click the arrow next to the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To recover as much of the workbook data as possible, click Repair.
    • To extract values and formulas from the workbook when an attempt to repair the workbook is not successful, click Extract Data.
ALSO, for the Word problem:
How to open documents by using the Open and Repair feature in Word

Good luck. Please post back with results.
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10 Mar 2011   #3
DxxS

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, I had tried the manual open and repair in excel with no joy. not tried it on the word doc yet.
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10 Mar 2011   #4
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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Thanks, I had tried the manual open and repair in excel with no joy. not tried it on the word doc yet.
Check through the link above - there are various things to try.

More here:
How To Repair/Recover Corrupt Microsoft Word And Excel Files
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10 Mar 2011   #5
DxxS

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

still no joy im afraid, have tried the convert to cvs thing but when it says your files have been saved, they have not.

any other ideas or different data recovery tools?
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11 Mar 2011   #6
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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14 Mar 2011   #7
DxxS

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Managed to recover a slightly older version of the file so all is well. Thanks for the assistance.
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14 Mar 2011   #8
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DxxS View Post
Managed to recover a slightly older version of the file so all is well. Thanks for the assistance.
Pleased to hear that - thanks for reporting back.
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