The release of the latest version of Microsoft Excel 2019 allowed users to enjoy using a new set of features for solving significant prevailing problems. Users gratefully noted this and studied the up-to-date features and began to use them. However, only 1% of all Microsoft Excel users who are using the new version are advanced users. All the rest prefer using old and proven features of older versions of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Nobody is surprised to see effectively functioning Excel 2003 or Excel 2007 installed on the computer.
If your old version of the Excel program is working very well, over time the computer hardware may start to fail, which could lead to damaging your computer. These failures result in corrupted files and data loss, including damage to Excel spreadsheets.
How does Excel 2019 handle damages to spreadsheets and their data? Does Microsoft Excel 2019 offer any new features for improving this function? Users will be disappointed to learn that although the quality of the file repair is better than before, the result is insignificant and imperceptible. Recovery Toolbox specialists indicated concerning the improvement in the reliability of the repair function in Microsoft Excel 2019 that now the program rarely “irreparably” hangs when working with damaged .xlsx files, especially large ones.
How to Repair an Excel File in 2019
How to repair .xlsx or .xls file that couldn’t be repaired with MS Excel 2019? In this case, there are two other methods of repairing corrupted files:
1. Repair of an Excel document by using specialized tools
All the damaged Excel file repair tools are designed both for Windows or Mac computers. Sometimes both Windows and Mac can use the same version of a document. All these tools are paid and cost from $30 to $300. The functionality of these tools are very similar:
- Download and install a DEMO version of the program from the developer’s website.
- Start the program.
- Choose the first page of the file with extension *.xls, *.xlt, *.xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xltm, *.xltx or *.xlam.
- Run the repair process.
- Either preview repaired data where an Excel-like spreadsheet with cells and pages can be seen.
- Or a repaired DEMO file will be saved on a disc where instead of data, the word DEMO is entered.
If satisfied with the result of the repair, go back to the developer’s website and purchases the License. After that, activate the key, repair the file again and saves the repaired Excel file without word DEMO or any other restrictions.
One of the most accessible and straightforward programs can be Recovery Toolbox for Excel (https://excel.recoverytoolbox.com/)
Recovery Toolbox for Excel has its advantages over other tools available:
- The low price of just $27 is more economical than the competitors’ price
- A convenient preview of repaired data
- The availability of the online version of the tool
Recovery Toolbox didn’t create separate versions for Windows, Android, Mac, iOS and other operating systems. Specialists did it easier: they created a universal online repair of many different types of data files and documents, including Excel files. For example, if you have a corrupted Excel 2019 document, then open the following link https://excel.recoverytoolbox.com/online/ in any browser on any device and select the damaged file. Then, in a couple of clicks, you get a DEMO version of the repaired Excel file. If the file was repaired correctly, then you can download the fully repaired file for $10.
Online repair of an Excel file in 2019 is convenient because:
- There is no need to install any third-party software
- It requires a minimum of steps to repair the file
- This service has an affordable price to repair the 1st file
- It works on all devices
- It works with various systems: Windows, Android, Mac, iOS
Online service is a kind of a free DEMO version of Recovery Toolbox for Excel for all types of devices. It also facilitates the process of testing the repair tool, excluding the overall process the steps for downloading and installing the tool on a Windows computer. This service is universal and very simple to repair corrupted Excel files in 2019.
2. Online Services for Excel Files Repair
All online services work in the same way as mentioned above. The only difference between them is the price and quality of the reparation of the corrupted files with extensions *.xls, *.xlt, *.xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xltm, *.xltx or *.xlam.
The price for online repair for different services ranges from $5 to $39. The quality of each service should be tested on your corrupted document; this is because various services handle different types of damage to Excel spreadsheets using their own methods.
Let’s take a look at the cheapest and fast online service: https://onlinefilerepair.com/en/excel-repair-online.html. This online service fixes Excel spreadsheets of various versions, from the exotic Excel 98 version for files with the XLS extension to the Microsoft Excel 2019 with files with the XLSX extension. The size of the corrupted file does not make a difference. The user needs to specify his email address on page 1.
If the file is repaired within several hours or days, upon completion of the process, the user will receive an email about the result of the online service operation even if the browser has been closed. Recovery Toolbox specialists advise that only in 40-50 % of cases they manage to successfully fix the file and extract some data from the corrupted Excel spreadsheet.
The service works just like others, and it only costs $5 for the repair of the first file. This price is the lowest among similar services, except for the built-in free Microsoft Excel 2019.
Sometimes peculiar cases occur, for instance, when a user deletes an Excel file and then clears the Recycle Bin in Windows. Having realized this, the user repaired deleted file with the help of a special program and received an essential Excel file back. However, Microsoft Excel refused to open it, giving the following message:
Then, the user tries to fix the file using the online service. As a result, it repairs either a part of the data or the service informs the user that the file could not be repaired. Detailed analysis of such files is impressive. Inside the supposedly Excel file, there can be anything: scraps of text, Adobe Acrobat documents, various databases, pieces of archives, JPEG images, and the like. In other words, the repair from the “Bin” was incorrect.
How to Repair an Excel Document in 2019
To fix a document of a new version of Excel 2019, follow these steps:
- Try to use the built-up function of MS Excel 2019 at ‘File > Open > Review > Open > Open and Repair’. If it doesn’t work, go to step 2
- Try the online service https://onlinefilerepair.com/en/excel-repair-online.html. If that doesn’t work, go to step 3
- Try another online service https://excel.recoverytoolbox.com/online/