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'Open and repair' doesn't fix

By popeeric6 ·
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Had a partition wiped out, managed to recover some files with testdisk. Two (probably more) of the .xlsx files I'm attempting to open can't be opened by excel. Instead it claims they are corrupt. The Excel feature 'Open and repair' doesn't fix the issue. Have also tried a third party tool called sysinfotools xls repair with no progress as well as attempting to open the file in google docs.

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix these files, if at all possible, or are they most likely gone forever?

Any help is appreciated.

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XLSX Repair Kit

by dengeorge6 In reply to 'Open and repair' doesn't ...

When you destroy a partition, the files in that partition are destroyed. It was only luck if you were able to recover a couple of files. Try to learn why the partition crashed, and take steps to prevent it from recurring. Physical damage (dropped)? Lightning strike nearby? Defective drive from the mfr? Malware?

Replace the drive with a new one. Test the broken drive extensively before re-using it.

If doesn't help look for the answer here: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/excel/653-i-get-a-message-that-the-file-is-damaged-or-corrupted

Or try some repair tool:

XLSX Repair Kit. The latest corrupt XLSX file repair software featuring a powerful data recovery core and a convenient step-by-step wizard for extra convenience.

For more information: http://www.xlsx.repair/

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