Published on November 25th, 2020 | by Bibhuranjan


Stellar Repair for Excel – Product Review

Microsoft Excel is one of the most used programs in many sectors, such as finance, banking, accounting, etc. In almost all cases, the data stored in the Excel files is critical for people and organizations. If the Excel file gets corrupt or does not open in the program, it can lead to significant loss for the organization or individual.

Although the MS Excel has a few options to repair a corrupt or inaccessible Excel file, they work only in cases of minor corruption. Sometimes, they fix the file but removes or deletes unreadable content from the file that leads to partial loss of data or information from the repaired Excel workbook. Thus, you should attempt Excel file recovery only after taking the backup of original Excel sheet.

However, you can avoid all the hassle and data loss by repairing a corrupt or inaccessible Excel file by using an Excel file repair software, such as Stellar Repair for Excel. In this post, we will discuss about Stellar Repair for Excel software, its features, and steps to use it for repairing a corrupt or damaged Excel file.

About Stellar Repair for Excel Software

Stellar Repair for Excel is a powerful Excel (.XLS/.XLSX) file repair software that repairs and recovers tables, formulas, charts, pivot tables, etc. from a corrupt Excel file with 100% integrity. It rebuilds the corrupt workbook at a granular level, recovers all the information with original formatting, and saves the data in a new Excel file. The software can easily repair severely corrupt Excel files while preserving the sheet properties and cell formatting.

This Excel file repair software is trusted and recommended by several MVPs and IT administrators across the globe. It not only resolves Excel file corruption but also helps fix several Excel file corruption errors, such as,

  • Unable to open the file ‘xxx.xlsx’ because the file format or file extension is not valid.

  • The file is corrupt and cannot be opened.

  • Excel Found Unreadable content in ‘xxx.xlsx’.

  • Unable to read file.

Unable To Read File Error

  • We found a problem with some content in ‘xxx.xlsx’.

we found a problem with some content in excel

Key Features of Stellar Repair for Excel

Following are some prominent features of Stellar Repair for Excel software:

  1. Resolves all types of Excel file corruption
  2. Repairs large Excel files
  3. Restores all Excel objects, such as Pivot tables, charts, formatting, properties, etc.
  4. Previews repaired Excel file content post repair
  5. Supports all Excel files created by using MS Excel 2019 or older version

System Requirements

The software can be installed on any system that meets the following specifications:

  • Processor: Intel-compatible x64 or x86
  • Operating System: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7
  • Memory: 4 GB Minimum
  • Hard Disk: 250 MB of Free Space

Steps to use Stellar Repair for Excel to Fix Corrupt Excel Workbook

If you are facing trouble while accessing an Excel workbook in MS Excel, you can follow these quick steps to repair the Excel file by using Stellar Repair for Excel and without worrying about any data loss.

  1. Download and install the software on your Windows PC. You can download it for free

  1. Launch the software and then follow the instructions to add required add-ins in MS Excel
  2. Then click on the ‘Browse’ button to locate and select the corrupt Excel file. You may also click on the ‘Search’ button to list all Excel files present on the system

  1. After selecting the damaged Excel file, click on the ‘Repair’ button
  2. This starts the repair process and displays the progress and status in the Log Report section
  3. Post repair, you can preview the Excel sheet content and data

  1. Now, you can click on the ‘Save File’ button to save the recovered Excel file data in a new Excel sheet at your desired location

NOTE: To save the repaired Excel sheet, you need to activate the software by using the activation key that you can purchase from

Pros and Cons

In our tests, Stellar Repair for Excel performed well and we were quite impressed by the following,

  • Easy-to-use with an intuitive design that guides you through a 3-step Excel file repair process
  • The software successfully repaired our damaged Excel workbook and restored all content in a new Excel file with original formatting
  • The repaired Excel file was opened and it was working without any issue
  • Can repair multiple and large-sized Excel files quickly where other Excel repair software fails

As for cons, we didn’t find any except that it previews the first sheet content in the workbook and doesn’t display any content in other sheets in a workbook file.


Stellar Repair for Excel is a powerful and advanced Excel file repair software that can help you resolve all types of Excel file related errors and repair the corrupt/damaged Excel file in a few clicks. With Stellar Repair for Excel, there’s no risk of data loss. It repairs a damaged Excel file and restores its content in the original format with all tables, charts, pivot tables, etc. So, if you are a user who often deals with Excel files or recently experienced an Excel file corruption error, look no further. Download the free version of Stellar Repair for Excel software, repair the Excel file, and see its preview. Once satisfied, activate the software and save the repaired Excel file at your desired location.

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