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Repair a Corrupted Workbook File
Repair a Corrupted
If you have an Excel workbook that you can
no longer open because the file has become
corrupted, Excel offers a repair option that
should enable you to fix the file.
Excel workbooks rarely have problems and
they generally open successfully. However, a
hard disk error or memory error could create a
problem that corrupts the file. When that
happens and you try to open the workbook,
Excel displays an error message telling you
either that it does not recognize the file format
or that the file is corrupted.
Whatever the cause, it is important that you do
not lose any data, so Excel offers an Open and
Repair command that first attempts to repair
the file, and then to open the repaired
workbook in Excel.
1 Click the File tab.
2 Click Open.
The Open dialog box
3 Click the workbook you
want to repair.
4 Click the Open