If one of your Excel files won’t open, i. e. if it is corrupt, Microsoft Excel gives you several options to try to repair that file. But these options are all over the place. The program Corrupt Excel Recovery combines all these methods into one neat GUI. The repair options are based on Excel 2003, but the program also works with Excel 2007 and Excel 2010.
The options Corrupt Excel Recovery provides are the following: you can try to open the file with Word, set calculations to “manual”, open with Excel Viewer, open and repair, open and extract data, and open in safe mode. The only thing you have to do is select the file you need to have repaired and then click on any of the options. And with a little bit of luck, Corrupt Excel Recovery will repair your Excel file.
For more information on the recovery options Microsoft Excel provides, visit this website.
Corrupt Excel Recovery is open-source, and it works on Windows. You can download Corrupt Excel Recovery for free here.