Recovering Excel from the “Cannot copy .xls.” error message

MS Excel is extensively used world over by the computer users to process business-centered statistics. You can use Excel for creating charts, tables, graphs etc. However, due to inappropriate handling of the system such as improper shutdown while Excel is open, system issues, or due to external factors the Excel files become inaccessible to the user. In such cases, you must replace the corrupted file with its most recent updated version. However, if the updated copy of the file is unavailable then you must take the help of Excel repair utility.

Consider a scenario in which you are working on an Excel spreadsheet that you urgently want to complete. You need to take its copy to your home so that you can complete it. You copy the file in a USB flash drive and remove the flash drive by just pulling it out. Now, when you try to open the file at your home, the file does not open. Instead, the following error message is displayed:

“Cannot copy .xls. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.”

Here, “xls” refers to the extension of the Excel file.

This problem may have occurred because of various reasons, such as the file may not have been copied properly to the flash drive, the flash drive is either corrupted or virus infected. Because of these reasons, the Excel file may not open.

You should try to open the file in a different system or you can use a different application to open the file. Or you may also try to use an updated backup of the file. If all these mentioned ways are unable to recover your file, then you will surely have to use an Excel File Repair tool. This easy-to-use tool repair and recover the Excel files using effective and robust scanning algorithms.

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